Theatrical Jazz

Theatrical Jazz

Performance, Àṣẹ, and the Power of the Present Moment

Book - 2015
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"Theatrical Jazz examines how artists are made and how artists make art. In charting their overlapping artistic genealogies, the book also discusses the work of veteran artists Aishah Rahman, Robbie McCauley, Sekou Sundiata, Ntozake Shange, and Erik Ehn, as well as the next generation of theatrical jazz innovators, Grisha Coleman, Walter Kitundu, Florinda Bryant, and Zell Miller III. Using autocritography as a primary methodology, the author draws on her role as performer, collaborator, audience/witness, and dramaturg in theatrical jazz, and her experiences with Yoruba spiritual traditions, to excavate the layers and nuances of this performance form. Jones's use of performative writing, a blend of intellectual, artistic, and sensory experiences, allows scholars and students not only to read but also to "hear" the principles of theatrical jazz on the page."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Columbus :, The Ohio State University Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780814212820
Characteristics: xvi, 269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 26 cm


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