Statement of responsibility: edited by D.J. Hopkins and Kim Solga
ISBN: 1137367857, 9780230361676, 9781137367853
Includes bibliographical references and index.
xiv, 277 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Globalization Social aspects.; Public art.; Theater and society.; Art and architecture.; Performing arts Social aspects.; City and town life.; Urban ecology (Sociology); Cultural policy.
Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Also available in printed form.
- List of Illustrations
- Notes on Contributors
- Introduction: Borders, Performance, and the Global Urban Condition; D.J. Hopkins with Kim Solga
- PART I: MOBILITIES AND (IN)CIVILITIES: THE GLOBAL URBAN BORDERLANDS
- 1. The Drama of Hospitality: Performance, Migration and Urban Renewal in Johannesburg; Loren Kruger
- 2. Performing Survival in the Global City: Theatre ISÔKO's The Monument; Jennifer H. Capraru and Kim Solga
- 3. Eva / Nacha / Cristina and the Argentine Trinity of Local, National, and Global Urban Politics; Jean Graham-Jones
- 4. China's Global Performatives: 'Better City, Better Life'; Susan Bennett
- PART II: TRANSACTING BODIES / EMBODIED CURRENCIES: SUBJECTS AND CITIES
- 5. Losing Venice: Conversations in a Sinking City; Nicolas Whybrow
- 6. The Urbanization and Transnational Circulation of the Peruvian Scissors Dance; Jason Bush
- 7. Commuting Performance - Working the Middle Ground; Paul Rae and Simon Jones
- 8. Cultures of Commuting: The Mobile Negotiation of Space and Subjectivity on Delhi's Metro; Melissa Butcher
- PART III: CITIZEN STAGES: ACTS OF DISSENT IN THE GLOBAL CITY
- 9. Distrito Federal: 'Global City, Ha, Ha, Ha!'; Ana Martinez
- 10. Sarajevo: A World City Under Siege; Silvija Jestrovic
- 11. Cairo: My City, My Revolution; Nesreen Hussein
- 12. Dramaturgies of Crisis and Performances of Citizenship: Syntagma Square, Athens; Philip Hager
Following the ground-breaking Performance and the City, this new volume explores what it means to create and experience urban performance - as both an aesthetic and a political practice - in the burgeoning world cities built by globalization and neoliberal capital. Featuring work by artists as well as scholars, written from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and including dozens of photographs as well as a photo essay by Nicholas Whybrow, Performance and the Global City will appeal to readers interested in urban studies, theatre and performance, geography, sociology, and globalization studies.