Acting Together I: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict Volume I, Resistance and reconciliation in regions of violence : Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence / [electronic resource] : edited by Cynthia Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, and Polly Walker
- Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2019 (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015) and Oakland [California] : New Village Press,  (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxv, 310 pages) :) illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Walker, Polly, 1950-, Gutierrez Varea, Roberto, Cohen, Cynthia, and Project Muse
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- Foreword : acting together on the world stage / John Paul Lederach -- Preface : lights in the darkness / Roberta Levitow -- Introduction : setting the stage / Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, and Polly O. Walker -- Theatre as a way of creating sense : performance and peacebuilding in the region of the former Yugoslavia / Dijana Milošević -- Theatre, war, and peace in Uganda / Charles Mulekwa -- The created space : peacebuilding and performance in Sri Lanka / Madhawa Palihapitiya -- Theatre, resistance, and peacebuilding in Palestine / Abeer Musleh -- Weaving dialogues and confronting harsh realities : engendering social change in Israel through performance / Aida Nasrallah and Lee Perlman -- Fire in the memory : theatre, truth, and justice in Argentina and Peru / Roberto Gutierrez Varea -- Hidden fires : PeaceWorks' invocations as Žižekian response to the Gujarat Massacres of 2002 / Ruth Margraff -- Alive on stage in Cambodia : time, histories, and bodies / Catherine Filloux -- Creating a new story : ritual, ceremony, and conflict transformation between indigenous and settler peoples / Polly O. Walker -- Afterword / Devanand Ramiah.
- Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict is a two-volume work describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. Volume I, Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence, emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence, while Volume II, Building Just and Inclusive Communities, focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by "subtler" forms of structural violence and social exclusion. Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence focuses on the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of violence. The performances highlighted in this volume nourish and restore capacities for expression, communication, and transformative action, and creatively support communities in grappling with conflicting moral imperatives surrounding questions of justice, memory, resistance, and identity. The individual chapters, written by scholars, conflict resolution practitioners, and artists who work directly with the communities involved, offer vivid firsthand accounts and analyses of traditional and nontraditional performances in Serbia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel, Argentina, Peru, India, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States. Complemented by a website of related materials, a documentary film, Acting Together on the World Stage, that features clips and interviews with the curators and artists, and a toolkit, or "Tools for Continuing the Conversation," that is included with the documentary as a second disc, this book will inform and inspire socially engaged artists, cultural workers, peacebuilding scholars and practitioners, human rights activists, students of peace and justice studies, and whoever wishes to better understand conflict and the power of art to bring about social change. The Acting Together project is born of a collaboration between Theatre Without Borders and the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. The two volumes are edited by Cynthia E. Cohen, director of the aforementioned program and a leading figure in creative approaches to coexistence and reconciliation; Roberto Gutierre Varea, an award-winning director and associate professor at the University of San Francisco; and Polly O. Walker, director of Partners in Peace, an NGO based in Brisbane, Australia..
- 9781613320600, 1613320604, and 9781613320594 (print)
- Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index.
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