Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor's Work: Foreign Bodies of Knowledge

1st Edition

Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

Routledge
Published July 21, 2010
Reference - 180 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415884006 - CAT# Y110726
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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Summary

A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor’s Work redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent intercultural actors, this study draws from original interviews with Ang Gey Pin (formerly with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards) and Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret). By illuminating the hidden creative processes usually unavailable to outsiders--the actor’s apprenticeship, training, character development, and rehearsals--Nascimento both reveals how assumptions based on race or ethnicity are misguiding, trouble definitions of intra- and intercultural practices, and details how performance analyses and claims of appropriation fail to consider the permanent transformation of the actor’s identity that cultural transmission and embodiment represent.

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