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Avant-garde performance and material exchange: vectors of the radical

Avant-garde performance and material exchange: vectors of the radical

Sell, Mike, 1967-

Assembling a remarkable group of scholars, these essays explore how the circulation and exchange of 'vectors of the radical' shape the avant-garde. Mapping the movement of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and other material entities, they provide unprecedented perspectives on the transnational performance culture of the avant-garde

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Mike Sell
ISBN: 023029894X, 9780230241343, 9780230298941
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 228 p. : ill.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Experimental theater Political aspects.; Avant-garde (Aesthetics); Performing arts Social aspects.; Experimental theater Social aspects.; Performing arts Political aspects.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Performance interventions.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  1. Introduction; M.Sell PART I: INTERSECTIONS Introduction; J.Harding From Italy and Russia to France and the U.S.: 'Fascist' Futurism and Balanchine's 'American' Ballet; P.Gaborik & A.Harris Confessions of a Failed Theatre Activist: Intercultural Encounters in Uganda and Rwanda; L.Edmondson
  2. The Living Theatre's Arrested Development in Brazil: An Intersection of Activist Performances; C.Rosenthal PART II: TRANSLATIONS Introduction; J.Graham-Jones 'Powerful Disseminator of Radical Thought': Anarchism and the Introduction of Modern Western Theatre to China; S.Liu Translation, Typography, and the Avant-Garde's Impossible Text; S.Bay-Cheng Maoist Performatives: Milton Acorn and the Canadian Liberation Movement; A.Filewod PART III: DIVERGENCES Introduction; A.Filewod
  3. Avant-Garde Becomes Nationalism: Immortalizing Nam June Paik in South Korea; E.Kim Lee The Avant-Garde and the Arab World; M.Sell The Avant-Garde of Necessity: The Protest Theatre Movement in Zimbabwe; P.Zenenga Punk Attitude: The Influence of the Avant-Garde and the Case of Ian Stuart Donaldson; G.White Afterword The Avant-Garde and Vector Studies: A Roundtable Index