activate

—volume 3, issue 1: solidarity and / in performance: rethinking definitions & exploring potentialities

Guest Editor: Katerina Paramana

Solidarity and/in Performance: Rethinking Definitions & Exploring Potentialities addresses understandings of solidarity and performance, and the relationship between the two. The current socioeconomic crisis has elicited calls for solidarity from philosophers, sociologists and activists. Yet these calls reveal the long and complicated history of the term solidarity itself. Furthermore, different languages, elicit different understandings of the ethics, responsibilities and actions of those ‘in solidarity’. This issue therefore seeks to rethink the definition, use and potential of the term solidarity through, in and in relation to performance. It aims to question and re-examine the process and role of art making, what it might mean to be ‘in solidarity’ with an ‘other’ (where ‘other’ might be defined as the artwork, the spectator, the fellow citizen, a country, a/the collective) and how such understandings produce strategies and actions that can play a significant role in the current crisis and in the reorganisation of global society.

 

Special thanks to Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board, for her time, support, advice and insightful feedback throughout the preparation and publication of this issue.

 

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Editorial Team: Katerina Paramana (Guest Editor), Maria del Mar Yañez-Lopez (Managing Editor), Betina Panagiotara (Associate Editor), Emily Sweeney (Associate Editor)

 

CONTENTS

 

EDITORIAL

Solidarity and/in Performance: Rethinking Definitions & Exploring Potentialities
Katerina Paramana

 

NEW CRITICAL WORK

A Show of Solidarity: Nic Green’s ‘Trilogy’
Wendy Hubbard

Solidarity Means Attack: Choreographic Analysis and the West Coast Port Blockade
Olive Mckeon 

 

‘PERFORMING SOLIDARITY’

The Solodarities of Br. Runo Johnson on the People’s Mic – Part 1: 2011
Br. Runo Johnson

 

NEW CREATIVE WORK

Solidarity and Soldier(ity): Using Theatre in Military Contexts
Nandita Dinesh

Jeux Sans Frontières
I’ll be with you again
Sandra Lang and Ana Bigotte Vieira

 

REVIEW

Being with Time, reviewing TIME (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Megan Garrett-Jones

 

 

activate is a peer-reviewed e-journal in the field of performance and creative research, based in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at University of Roehampton, London.

 

 

 

activate is a peer-reviewed e-journal in the field of performance and creative research, based in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at University of Roehampton, London.