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Rachel's Brain and Other Storms

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Oktober 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Rachel Rosenthal is an internationally recognised pioneer in the field of feminist and ecological performance art. Her revolutionary performance technique integrates text, movement, voice, choreography, improvisation, inventive costuming, dramatic lighting and wildly imaginative sets into an unforgettable theatre experience. In the last twenty years she has presented over thirty-five pieces nationally and internationally. She has been called 'a monument and a marvel' and critically ranked with Robert Wilson, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, Meredith Monk and Laurie Anderson. Her work is passionately dedicated to interrogating, illuminating and improving the relationship between human beings and the planet we share with so many other species. Her performances explore and embody the long history and urgent future of this deeply troubled relationship, and use viscerally compelling performance to draw us into a direct experience of the beauty and power of our lives in nature.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Instant Rachel - Charm (1977), The Death Show (1978), My Brazil (1979); the presence of the past - Grand Canyon (1978), Leave her in Naxos (1981), Rachel's Brain (1987); Rachel's Body - Soldier of Fortune (1981), Traps (1982), L.O.W. in Gaia (1986); Mindscape and Escapes from Mind - Gaia, Mon Amour (1983), Amazonia (1990), Pangaean Dreams (1990); Freaks of Nature - Futurefax (1992); Performing Futurehope.

Portrait

Rachel Rosenthal is Director and Founder of The Rachel Rosenthal Company. In the last 20 years she has presented over 35 full-scale pieces and has developed a revolutionary performance technique that integrates text, movement, voice, choreography, improvisation, inventive costuming, dramatic lighting and wildly imaginative sets. She is an NEA, J Paul Getty Foundation and California Arts Fellow and recipient of numerous awards. Una Chaudhuri is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Drama at New York University.Una Chaudhuri is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Drama at New York University.

Pressestimmen

"Think of Rosenthal's work as an antidote to LA s easily consumable entertainment industry, offering sharp commentary on our lives at the end of the 20th Century." Buzz Magazine
EAN: 9780826448972
ISBN: 0826448976
Untertitel: 'Critical Performances'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC UK
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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