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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-

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Mike Sell
ISBN: 0230241344, 9780230241343
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Experimental theater.; Avant-garde (Aesthetics); Avant garde; Performing arts; Experimental drama History and criticism.; Performing arts.; Performing Arts.; Experimental theatre; Dance
Series Title: Performance interventions.


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

Author note

LAURA EDMONDSON Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, USA

ALAN FILEWOD Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Canada

PATRICIA GABORIK Independent Scholar, Italy

JEAN GRAHAM-JONES Professor of Theatre, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA

JAMES HARDING Professor of English, University of Mary Washington, USA

ANDREA HARRIS Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

KIMBERLY JANNARONE Associate Professor of Theater Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

ESTHER KIM LEE Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

SIYUAN LIU Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of British Columbia, Canada.

CINDY ROSENTHAL Associate Professor of Drama and Dance, Hofstra University, USA

GRAHAM WHITE Reader in Drama and Creative Practice, Roehampton University, UK

PRAISE ZENENGA Assistant Professor in the Africana Studies Program, University of Arizona at Tucson, USA