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Author Kuftinec, Sonja, 1966-

Title Theatre, facilitation, and nation formation in the Balkans and Middle East / by Sonja Arsham Kuftinec
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in international performance
Studies in international performance.
Contents Contours and Contestations -- Balkan Bridges: Re-membering Mostar (1995-2000) -- Between the Lines: Staging 'the Balkans' through Berlin (2001) -- Border Zones: Theatrical Mobilizations of 'the Middle East' (2004-08) -- Facilitation Praxis: Four Modes of Encounter
Summary How might theatre intervene in violent inter-ethnic conflicts? When does participatory theatre mediate more just futures, and when might it preserve inequities? Theatre, Facilitation and Nation Formation addresses these questions through detailed case studies of community-based projects in the Balkans and Middle East that the author has witnessed or helped to create. In Mostar, collaborative performance helps youth re-member a divided city. In Berlin, participants from seven Balkan countries reorient understandings of citizenship through an interactive installation. In Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, image theatre animates the limits of reconciliation. These theatrical facilitations model ways that ethnic oppositions can move towards ethical relationships, while pointing out challenges in doing so. As a travelogue, this study weaves critical analysis with the voices of participants, directors, and workshop leaders, offering viewpoints and field notes on how theatrical facilitation can (and can't) effectively transform conflicts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nation-building -- Balkan Peninsula.
Nation-building -- Middle East.
Theater and society -- Balkan Peninsula.
Theater and society -- Middle East.
Theater in community development -- Balkan Peninsula.
Theater in community development -- Middle East.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Balkan Peninsula.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Middle East.
War and theater.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2009517897
ISBN 0230239447 (electronic bk.)
9780230239449 (electronic bk.)