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Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa

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Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa focuses on a body of performance work, the work of Magnet Theatre in particular but also work by other artists in Cape Town and other parts of the continent or the world, that engages with the Cape as a real or imagined node in a complex system of migration and mobility. Located at the foot of the African continent, lodged between two oceans at the intersection of many of the earth's major shipping lanes, Cape Town is a stage for a powerful mixing of cultures and peoples and has been an important node in a network of flows, circuits of movement and exchange. The performance works studied here attempt to get to grips with what it feels like to be on the move and in the spaces in-between that characterises the lives, now and for centuries before, of multiple peoples who move around and pass through places like the Cape. The contributors are a broad range of mostly African authors from various parts of the continent and as such the book offers an insight into new thinking and new approaches from an emerging and important location.

This book is a thought-provoking resource for academics, scholars and educators of the humanities and will resonate especially with practitioners and academics in the performing arts. Most of all I recommend this book to those who contemplate and participate in the increasingly crucial global discussions relating to migrancy . (Estelle Olivier, South African Theatre Journal, Vol. 29, 2017)


Edited By Mark Fleishman

1. Introduction; Mark Fleishman 2. Dramaturgies of Displacement in the Magnet Theatre Migration Project; Mark Fleishman 3. 'Peel the Wound' Cape Town as Passage, Threshold, and Dead-End: Performing the Everyday Traumas of Mobility and Dislocation; Miki Flockemann 4. Creating Communitas: The Theatre of Mandla Mbothwe; Mandla Mbothwe and Hazel Barnes 5. Embodiment, Mobility and the Moment of Encounter in Jonathan Nkala's The Crossing; Samuel Ravengai 6. (Re)-membering the Cape and the Performance of Belonging(s); Pedzisai Maedza 7. Uhambo: Pieces of a Dream Waiting in the Ambiguity of Liminality; Sara Matchett and Awino Okech 8. Mobility, Migration and 'Migritude' in Afrocartography: Traces of Places and All Points in Between; Mwenya Kabwe Mamma Africa: A Theatre of Inclusion, Hope(lessness) and Protest; Shannon Elizabeth Hughes 9. On Familiar Roads: The Fluidity of Cape Coloured Experiences and Expressions of Migration and Reclamation in the Performances of the Kaapse Klopse in Cape Town; Amy Jephta 10. Tall Horse, Tall Stories ; Jane Taylor 11. Playtext: The Life and Work of Petrovi? Petar; Sanjin Mufti? Works Cited Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa
Code EAN: 9781137379337
ISBN: 978-1-137-37933-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sciences sociales en général
nombre de pages: 236
Poids: 439g
Taille: H20mm x B225mm x T147mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: 2015

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