Performance, Transport and Mobility

Performance, Transport and Mobility

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Performance, Transport and Mobility is an investigation into how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. In a world of apparently global flows of people, goods and ideas, what other stories of travel are told through performance? Using a critical framework drawn from the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences, Fiona Wilkie analyses a wide range of works from scripted plays to site-specific performances, from large-scale festivals to low-key private journeys, and from walking art to Motown music. Along the way, she examines discussions and documents of travel by foot, train, car, boat and plane to create a rich sense of historical and cultural context. In arguing for the capacity of theatre and art to make passage, Wilkie charts a compelling conversation about performance on the move and illuminates a set of practices that explore and challenge what it means to be in transit.bicycle (Lone Twin, To the Dogs; Mick Douglas, RideOn Dinner), andevenicecream van (Fuse, IScream Van; Dan Jones, ... shipping container, the play suggests that to witness the journeyofa group of refugees while cramped alongside theactors within the windowless tin box is to experienceit viscerally. Similarly, The Caravan, by the theatre company Look Left LookRight, invitesits audienceto share asmall caravan space ... The resulting sculptureis Sokari Douglas Campa#39;s Bus (2006).

Title:Performance, Transport and Mobility
Author:Fiona Wilkie
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-11-05


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