The Community Performance Reader
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Community Performance Reader by Petra Kuppers
Book DescriptionCommunity Performance: A Reader is the first book to provide comprehensive teaching materials for this significant part of the theatre studies curriculum. It brings together core writings and critical approaches to community performance work, presenting practices in the UK, USA, Australia and beyond. Offering a comprehensive anthology of key writings in the vibrant field of community performance, spanning dance, theatre and visual practices, this Reader uniquely combines classic writings from major theorists and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Paolo Freire, Dwight Conquergood and Jan Cohen Cruz, with newly commissioned essays that bring the anthology right up to date with current practice. This book can be used as a stand-alone text, or together with its companion volume, Community Performance: An Introduction, to offer an accessible and classroom-friendly introduction to the field of community performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415392310
(246mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Petra Kuppers
Studying Disability Arts and Culture, Paperback (October 2014)
In this practical introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers draws on a wide range of examples, exercises and activities to introduce the key artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Comprehensive and accessible, this is an essential handbook for anyone interested in the disabled body in performance.
Disability Culture and Community Performance, Hardback (July 2011)
Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book, now in paperback, presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture.
Community Performance, Hardback (February 2007)View all books by Petra Kuppers
Offering a toolkit for students interested in running community arts groups, this book includes: international case-studies and first person stories by practitioners and participants; sample exercises, both practical and reflective; study questions; and, excerpts of illustrative material from theorists and practitioners.
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Author Biography - Petra Kuppers
Petra Kuppers is a community artist, a disability culture activist and Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Women's Studies, University of Michigan. She is the author of Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge, 2003, and The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art, 2007. Gwen Robertson is Associate Professor of Art History at Humboldt State University specializing in 20th century and contemporary art. Her research and teaching interests center on rethinking the role of the arts in contemporary life.
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