Download e-book for kindle: Black Performance Theory by Thomas F. DeFrantz,Anita Gonzalez

By Thomas F. DeFrantz,Anita Gonzalez

Black functionality thought is a wealthy interdisciplinary sector of analysis and significant technique. This number of new essays via a few of its pioneering thinkers—many of whom are performers—demonstrates the breadth, intensity, innovation, and important worth of black functionality thought. contemplating how blackness is imagined in and during functionality, the individuals handle subject matters together with flight as a continual subject in African American aesthetics, the move of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the achieve of hip-hop politics as humans world wide include the track and dance. They study the paintings of latest choreographers Ronald okay. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways in which African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the degree, the ecstatic track of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's functionality within the documentary This Is It. the gathering contains a number of essays that exemplify the performative skill of writing, in addition to dialogue of a undertaking that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers via tableaux vivants. even if taking into consideration at the tragic mulatta, the trickster determine Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays during this assortment sign the monstrous untapped severe and artistic assets of black functionality theory.

Contributors. Melissa Blanco Borelli, Daphne A. Brooks, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Nadine George-Graves, Anita Gonzalez, Rickerby Hinds, Jason King, D. Soyini Madison, Koritha Mitchell, Tavia Nyong'o, Carl Paris, Anna B. Scott, Wendy S. Walters, Hershini Bhana Young

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