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Pandemic Performance
Resilience, Liveness, and Protest in Quarantine Times

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ISBN 9781032071947
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pandemic Performance chronicles the many ways that people are surviving/thriving through performance in a global pandemic.

Covering artists and events from across the United States: from New York to California and from South Dakota to Texas, the chapters are equal parts theory and practice, weaving scholarship with personal experience from contributors who are interdisciplinary artists, scholars, journalists, and community organizers providing unique and invaluable perspectives on the complicated work of resilience during COVID-19.

This study will hold interest for students and scholars in the performing arts, arts, and social justice as well as professional artmakers and creative community organizers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Introduction - Pandemic Performance and Aliveness as Art

Kendra Claire Capece and Patrick Scorese

PART I - America God Damn

Chapter 1 - Imagining Decolonial Futures: In Conversation with Autumn White Eyes

Autumn White Eyes with Kendra Claire Capece

Chapter 2 - How Do You Hold When You Need to Be Held?: Dance and the Embodied Practice of Grieving

Joya Powell

Chapter 3 – (Re)current Unrest: The Fire This Time

Charles O. Anderson

PART II - Friction and Encounter

Chapter 4 – Performative Allyship and the Foxes That Drool: In Conversation with Brittany Talissa King

Brittany Talissa King with Kendra Claire Capece and Patrick Scorese

Chapter 5 - Theatre in Quarantine: Temporality and Nostalgia in Remediation

Patrick Scorese

Chapter 6 – ‘Come Be People in Space with Us:’ Space-making as Mutual Art and Mutual Aid

Theresa Buchheister

PART III - Building a New Future

Chapter 7 – On Composition, Conspiracies, and ‘Dancing in the Light of Tomorrow’: In Conversation with Ricardo iamuuri Robinson

Ricardo iamuuri Robinson with Kendra Claire Capece

Chapter 8 - The COVID-19 Ruptured Art World: Sustainable Elements of Structural Change for a Transformative Future

Lee Painter-Kim

Chapter 9 - Dancing In the Rubble: Post-MoMA and Otherwise Post-Pandemic Futures

Marz Saffore




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Kendra Claire Capece is a New York based Writer and Researcher with special interest in high-impact work that exposes injustice. 

Patrick Scorese is an independent writer and performance-based artist who also serves as the Associate Director of Development at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.