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Readings in Performance and Ecology Wendy Arons

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Wendy Arons

Published April 15th 2012
ISBN : 9780230337282
Hardcover
256 pages
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This ground-breaking collection of essays focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. Leading scholars and practitioners explore the ways that familiar and new works of theatre andMoreThis ground-breaking collection of essays focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. Leading scholars and practitioners explore the ways that familiar and new works of theatre and dance can help us recognize our reciprocal relationship with the natural world and how performance helps us understand the way our bodies are integrally connected to the land. They also explore how environmentalists use performance as a form of protest- how performance illuminates our relationships with animals as autonomous creatures and artistic symbols- and how performance can help humans re-define our place in the larger ecological community.