- What difference does it make? or: From difference to in-difference : Disabled theater in the context of Jérôme Bel's work / Gerald Siegmund -- "...And I am an actor" : on emancipation in Disabled theater / Benjamin Wihstutz -- The difference between death and disability / Yvonne Rainer -- Come together : discomfort and longing in Jérôme Bel's Disabled theater / Scott Wallin -- On acting and spinning / interviews with the actors of Theater HORA -- Actors, non[e]theless / Sandra Umathum -- The incapacitated spectator / Kai van Eikels -- "Yes, now, it's good theater" / André Lepecki -- "It's all about communication" / interview with Jérôme Bel : -- Christoph Schlingensief's Freakstars 3000 : "consistently abused and forced to portray disability!" / Kati Kroß -- Disabling/Enabling photography: on freak photography and Diane Arbus's portraits / Lars Novak -- After Disabled Theater: authorship, creative responsibility, and autonomy in Freie Republik HORA / Yvonne Schmidt.
- "Jérôme Bel's Disabled Theater, a dance piece featuring eleven actors with cognitive disabilities from Zurich's Theater Hora, has polarized audiences worldwide. Some have celebrated the performance as an outstanding exploration of presence and representation; others have criticized it as a contemporary freak show. This impassioned reception provokes important questions about the role of people with cognitive disabilities within theater and dance--and within society writ large. Using Disabled Theater as the basis for a broad, interdisciplinary discussion of performance and disability, this volume explores the intersections of politics and aesthetics, inclusion and exclusion, and identity and empowerment. Can the stage serve as a place of emancipation for people with disabilities? To what extent are performers with disabilities able to challenge and subvert the rules of society? What would a performance look like without an ideology of ability?" -- Publisher's description
- 9783037345245 (pbk.) and 3037345241 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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