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

ISBN 9780367134433
Published December 20, 2018 by Routledge
470 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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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 Brazil and West Africa

Marina Henriques and Taiwo Afolabi

Chapter 1 Pombas Urbanas: Sowing wings in a banished city

Adailtom Alves Teixeira and 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 Código

Jorge Braga Jr.

Chapter 4 On fantastical journeys, who would save the adolescents from Maré?

Marina Henriques

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 War in the musical theatre of youth from rural settlements in the south of Brazil

Elaine Cristina da Silva and 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 de Lima

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

Maria Fernanda Vomero


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 development

Isi Agboaye

Chapter 11 Geographies of conflict: Resolving farmer-herdsmen conflict through street theatre

Alex C. Asigbo and Tochukwu J. Okeke

Chapter 12 Politics of/and performance spaces in the 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 and challenges

Annette Bühler-Dietrich

Chapter 14 The Anglophone problem in Cameroon: Participatory theatre and video construal

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-Khan

Chapter 16 Of stones, songs, and freedom: Languages of resistance in Kashmir

Tanveer Ajsi

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, Iram Sana, Naghma Gogi, Neeli Rana, Jannat Ali, Anaya Sheikh, Lucky Khan, and Sunniya Abbasi

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

Ashfique Rizwan, Rukhshan Fahmi, Tanzir Ahmed Tushar, Abdul Jabbar, Arifur Rahman Apu, A. S. M. Easir Arafat, Atonu Rabbani, and Malabika Sarker

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

24 Short essays

PART IV The Arab World

Chapter 25 Empowerment, capacity building, and freedom: Expression of women through theater

Marina Barham and Amira Barham

Chapter 26 Street theater in Tunisia: Fanni Raghman Anni (case study)

Seif Eddine Jlassi

PART V The United Kingdom

Introduction to Part V: Performances of Age (UK)

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Chapter 27 Six Songs for Paul: How The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company transform experience into expertise

Ali Campbell

Chapter 28 ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love’: Staging relational care with Lois Weaver and Split Britches

Jen Harvie

Chapter 29 Welcome to The Posh Club: How high status and low stakes can help build better worlds for marginalised people

Ben Walters

Chapter 30 In the company of others: Entelechy Arts, co-creating with older people

Sue Mayo

Chapter 31 Magic Me: Interview with Chuck Blue Lowry, Kate Hodson, Susan Langford, Sue Mayo and Julian West

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Chapter 32 Having dementia shouldn’t exclude you from cultural experiences: An interview with Nicky Taylor, theatre and dementia research associate, Leeds Playhouse

Caoimhe McAvinchey

PART VI South East Asia

Introduction to Part VI: South East Asia and China: performances of age

June Wee

Chapter 33 Putting dialogue in context: Negotiating contextual influence in applying dialogue theatre

Richard Barber and Pongjit Saphakhun

Chapter 34 Crisis of representation of Afghan culture: an anlysis of Kaikavus and Heartbeat: Silence after the Explosion

Edmund Chow

Chapter 35 Glowing with age

Peggy Ferroa

Chapter 36 Contemporary issues and challenges in applying performance: The case of theatre in education in Hong Kong

Muriel Yuen-Fun Law

Chapter 37 Deceptive simplicity

Michelle Ngu

Chapter 38 Rethinking the research on Both Sides, Now: An arts-based community engagement project on end-of-life in Singapore

Charlene Rajendran and Prue Wales

Chapter 39 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 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 and 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).