Black Performance Theory by Thomas F. DeFrantz,Anita Gonzalez

By Thomas F. DeFrantz,Anita Gonzalez

Black functionality idea is a wealthy interdisciplinary sector of analysis and important procedure. This number of new essays through a few of its pioneering thinkers—many of whom are performers—demonstrates the breadth, intensity, innovation, and important worth of black functionality thought. contemplating how blackness is imagined in and during functionality, the members deal with issues together with flight as a power subject in African American aesthetics, the move of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the succeed in of hip-hop politics as humans world wide embody the song and dance. They learn the paintings of latest choreographers Ronald ok. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways in which African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the level, the ecstatic tune of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's functionality within the documentary This Is It. the gathering contains numerous essays that exemplify the performative ability of writing, in addition to dialogue of a venture that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers via tableaux vivants. even if contemplating at the tragic mulatta, the trickster determine Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays during this assortment sign the sizeable untapped severe and artistic assets of black functionality theory.

Contributors. Melissa Blanco Borelli, Daphne A. Brooks, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Nadine George-Graves, Anita Gonzalez, Rickerby Hinds, Jason King, D. Soyini Madison, Koritha Mitchell, Tavia Nyong'o, Carl Paris, Anna B. Scott, Wendy S. Walters, Hershini Bhana Young

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