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Dramaturgies of Interweaving
Engaging Audiences in an Entangled World



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ISBN 9781032034218
August 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
336 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

'Dramaturgies of Interweaving' explores present-day dramaturgies that interweave performance cultures in the fields of theater, performance, dance and other arts. Merging strategies of audience engagement originating in different cultures, dramaturgies of interweaving are creative methods of theater and art making that seek to address audiences across cultures, making them uniquely suitable for shaping people’s experiences of our entangled world. Presenting in-depth case studies from across the globe, spanning Australia, China, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, the US and the UK, this book investigates how dramaturgies of interweaving are conceived, applied and received today. Featuring critical analyses by scholars—as well as workshop reports and artworks by renowned artists—this book examines dramaturgies of interweaving from multiple locations and perspectives, thus revealing their distinct complexities and immense potential. Ideal for scholars, students, and practitioners of theater, performance, dramaturgy and devising, Dramaturgies of Interweaving opens up an innovative perspective on today’s breathtaking plurality of dramaturgical practices of interweaving in theater, performance, dance and other arts, such as curation and landscape design.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Dramaturgies of interweaving — engaging audiences in an entangled world

ERIKA FISCHER-LICHTE, CHRISTEL WEILER, TORSTEN JOST

PART I

Sketching designs for unique encounters

1 The Tjunta trail:

Cross-cultural dramaturgy in Australian place-making

PAUL CARTER

2 Diagrammatic dramaturgies:

Navigations between theory, disfiguration and movement

ANDREJ MIRČEV

PART II

Interlacing archival threads

3 No(h) to Trio A:

Interweaving dramaturgies for a performative exhibition of

Yvonne Rainer’s work

NANAKO NAKAJIMA

4 Performance community in an age of reenactment:

Takao Kawaguchi’s About Kazuo Ohno and the conversation with ghosts

PETER ECKERSALL

 

PART III

Unravelling productions

5 Speaking Black:

Tonya Pinkins’s Mother Courage

HANA WORTHEN

6 Catalyst and conduit:

A call for the bicultural dramaturge

CATHERINE DIAMOND

INTERLUDE

A Durus Arabij / Arabic Lessons

MICHAEL ROES

B Arabic Lessons: Stämme / שורשים / جذور

AMOS ELKANA

C Heiliger Franz / St. Francis: Notes from a playwright’s perspective

CLAUDIUS LÜNSTEDT

PART IV

Entangling diverse audiences

7 Encountering a ‘theater of (inter-)singularity’:

Transformations and rejections of shifting institutional dramaturgies in

contemporary German theater

PETER M. BOENISCH

8 Yael Ronen:

Devising dramaturgy for an interwoven world

S. E. WILMER

PART V

Unfolding alternatives

9 Alternative dramaturgies informed by a Deaf and disability perspective

KAITE O’REILLY

10 Dramaturgies of in-betweenness:

Iranian theater and performance art since the 1970s

NARGES HASHEMPOUR

PART VI

Tailoring textual material

11 Learning with broken words:

Directing Plastic Rose by Shogo Ota with collaborative dramaturgy

PETER LICHTENFELS

12 The Emergence of co-dramaturgy:

Arthur Miller, Satyajit Ray and Thomas Ostermeier encounter Ibsen

KAMALUDDIN NILU

13. Coda: Performers and Time – The Five Stages of Waiting

DAVID MOSS

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Editor(s)

Biography

Erika Fischer-Lichte is director of the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at Freie Universität Berlin. Christel Weiler joined the faculty of the Theater and Performance Studies Department at Freie Universität Berlin in 1996, together with Erika Fischer-Lichte. From 2008 to 2017, she held the position of Program Director at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures,” where she now serves as Senior Adviser. Torsten Jost is a researcher at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at Freie Universität Berlin.