Local Acts: Community-based Performance In The United States (Rutgers Series on the Public Life of the Arts)
Jan Cohen-CruzISBN: 0813535506;
Book Description"Cohen-Cruz?s book is a highly effective local (and global) act in itself; paralleling the culturally democratic acts it is inspired by, Local Acts will in turn inspire others."?Lucy R. Lippard, author of The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society An eclectic mix of art, theater, dance, politics, experimentation, and ritual, community-based performance has become an increasingly popular art movement in the United States. Forged by the collaborative efforts of professional artists and local residents, this field brings performance together with a range of political, cultural, and social projects, such as community-organizing, cultural self-representation, and education. Local Acts presents a long-overdue survey of community-based performance from its early roots, through its flourishing during the politically-turbulent 1960s, to present-day popular culture. Drawing on nine case studies, including groups such as the African American...
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