Embodying Transformation: Transcultural Performance

Maryrose Casey (Editor)

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The essays in this collection explore transcultural events to reveal deeper understandings of the dynamic nature, power, and affect of performance as it is created and witnessed across national and cultural boundaries. Focusing on historical and contemporary public events in multiple contexts, the book's contributors offer readings of transcultural exchanges between European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, as well as colonizers and colonists, to colonized peoples and back again. In the process, the book explores questions around issues of aesthetics, cultural anxieties, cultural control, and the effect of intentions on practic
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationClayton, VIC
PublisherMonash University Publishing
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781922235886
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • transcultural events
  • national and cultural boundaries
  • transcultural exchanges
  • colonised peoples
  • aesthetics
  • cultural anxieties
  • cultural control
  • effect of intentions on practice


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