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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance
Volume Two – Brazil, West Africa, South and South East Asia, United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Arab World

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and practical politics of applied performance, both in the academy and beyond.

These volumes offer insights from within and beyond the sphere of English-speaking scholarship, curated by regional experts in applied performance. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the dominant preoccupations of performance in specified regions, enhanced by contextual framing. From the dis(h)arming of the human body through dance in Colombia to clowning with dementia in Australia, via challenges to violent nationalism in the Balkans, transgender performance in Pakistan and resistance rap in Kashmir, the essays, interviews and scripts are eloquent testimony to the courage and hope of people who believe in the power of art to renew the human spirit.

Students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, cultural anthropologists and activists will benefit from the opportunities to forge new networks and develop in-depth comparative research offered by this bold, global project.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume Two

Part I Brazil

Introduction to Part I: Introduction to Brazil and West Africa

Marina Henriques & Taiwo Afolabi

Chapter 1: ‘Pombas Urbanas: sowing wings in a banished city’.

Adailtom Alves Teixeira & Alexandre Falcão de Araújo

Chapter 2: Interview with the Canto da Lagoa Community Theatre Group.

Marcia Pompeo Nogueira

Chapter 3: Theatre crossed by the territory in the work of Grupo Códico

Jorge Braga Jr

Chapter 4: ‘On fantastical journeys who would save the adolescents from Maré?’

Marina Henriques Coutinho

Chapter 5: ‘Every Patrol Car has a Little of the Slave Ship: The Emergency of the Listening Place’.

Altemar Di Monteiro

Chapter 6: The Memory of The Contestado in the Musical Theatre of youth from rural settlements in the south of Brazil.

Elaine Cristina da Silva & Tereza Mara Franzoni

Chapter 7: ‘PARAÍSO DO TUIUTI: "I AM NOT A SLAVE OF NO MASTER": The carnival of 2018 stars in the political debate about the 2016 Coup in Brazil’.

Fátima Costa di Lima

Chapter 8: The power of subtle learning: directions and achievements of the Heliópolis Theatre Company.

Maria Fernanda Vomero

Part II West Africa

Chapter 9: Functional Arts: Theatre Praxis in Burkina Faso.

Taiwo Afolabi

Chapter 10: Conversation: A Folktale-based community play as a model for stimulating Community.

Isi Agboaye

Chapter 11: Geographies of Conflict: Resolving Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict through Street Theatre.

Alex C. Asigbo & Tockukwu J. Okeke

Chapter 12: Politics of/and Performance Spaces in Theatre of Social Action: Two Decades of Segun Adefila’s Crown Troupe of Africa.

Tunji Azeez

Chapter 13: Applied Performances in Burkina Faso: Methodological and Topographical Overview & Challenges.

Annette Bühler-Dietrich

Chapter 14: The Anglophone Problem in Cameroon: Participatory Theatre and Video Constructs.

Tume Fondzeyuf K.

Part III South Asia

Introduction to Part III Framing the South Asian Discourse.

Syed Jamil Ahmed

Chapter 15: Queer Performativities in Contemporary Pakistan: A Genealogical Approach.

Fawzia Afzal-Kahn

Chapter 16: ‘Of Stones, Songs and Freedom: Languages of Resistance in Kashmir’.

Tanveer Ajsee

Chapter 17: ‘Curfews of Thought’.

Ruwanthie de Chickera

Chapter 18: Towards a Pedagogic analysis of Dance and Movement Therapy

Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

Chapter 19: Street Theatre in Afghanistan: a Roundtable

Sadeq Naseri (chair)

Chapter 20: A Conversation: The Third Tune (Teesri Dhun)

Claire Pamment et al.

Chapter 21: Shat Bhai Chompa: A Sociodrama in an urban slum of Dhaka City.

Ashfique Rizwan et al.

Chapter 22: Storytelling through Playback Theatre: Building a collective consciousness to promote social cohesion in Nepal.

Nar Bahadur Saud

Chapter 23: Transforming Trauma in Post-Conflict Settings: Ethnographic Evidence from a Social Circus project in Afghanistan

Annika Schmeding

Part IV Arab World

Chapter 24: Empowerment, Capacity-Building & Freedom

Marina and Amira Barham

Chapter 25: Street Theater in Tunisia: Fanni Raghman Anni

Seif Eddine Jlassi

Part V United Kingdom and Ireland

Introduction to Part V: Performances of Age

Caiomhe McAvinchey

Chapter 26: Six Songs for Paul: How The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company transform experience into expertise.

Ali Campbell

Chapter 27: ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love’: Staging relational care with Lois Weaver and Split Britches.

Jen Harvie

Chapter 28: ‘Welcome to the Posh Club’.

Ben Walters

Chapter 29: ‘In the Company of Others: Enterlechy Arts, co-creating with older people.

Sue Mayo

Chapter 30: Magic Me: Interview with Chuck Blue Lowry, Kate Hodson, Susan Langford, Sue Mayo and Julian West.

Caiomhe McAvinchey

Chapter 31: ‘When you have dementia, you shouldn’t suddenly be cut off from cultural experience in your city.’ An Interview with Nicky Taylor, Theatre & Dementia Research Associate, Leeds Playhouse.

Caiomhe McAvinchey

Part VI South East Asia

Introduction to Part VI: Performances of Age

June Wee

Chapter 32: Putting Dialogue in Context: Negotiating Contextual Influence in Applying Dialogue Theatre.

Richard Barber & Pongjit Saphakhun

Chapter 33: A Crisis of Representation of ‘Local’ Afghan Culture: an analysis of Kaikavus and Heartbeat: Silence after the Explosion.

Edmund Chow

Chapter 34: Glowing with Age

Peggy Ferroa

Chapter 35: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Applying Performance: the case of TIE in Hong Kong.

Muriel Yuen-Fun Law

Chapter 36: Deceptive Simplicity

Michelle Ngu

Chapter 37: Rethinking the Research on Both Sides, Now: An Arts-Based Community Engagement Project on End-of-Life in Singapore.

Charlene Rajendran & Prue Wales

Chapter 38: Performances of ‘what if’ and ‘as if’: Exploring Plausible Futures through Imaginal and Vicarious Experiences in Playbuilding.

Jennifer Wong

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Tim Prentki is Emeritus Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester. He is the co-editor of the Routledge Applied Theatre Reader (2008), author of Applied Theatre: Development (2015) and The Fool in European Theatre: Stages of Folly (2011), and co-editor with Ananda Breed of Performance and Civic Engagement (2018).

Ananda Breed is Professor in Theatre at the University of Lincoln. She is the author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (2014), co-editor with Tim Prentki of Performance & Civic Engagement (2018), and Principal Investigator of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Informing the National Curriculum and Youth Policy for Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal (2020-2024).