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Dossier: climate change and the decolonized future of theatre

Woynarski, L., Ong, A., Beer, T., Beaupark, S., Winn-Lenetsky, J., Tangen, R. and Nicholson-Sanz, M. (2020) Dossier: climate change and the decolonized future of theatre. Theatre Research International, 45 (2). pp. 179-208. ISSN 1474-0672

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S0307883320000085


This dossier opens up a set of questions about what theatre and performance can do and be in a climate-changed future. Through a series of practice snapshots the authors suggest a diversity of responses to decolonizing and environmental justice issues in and through theatre and performance. These practices include the climate-fiction film The Wandering Earth, which prompts questions about what decolonizing means for China and the impact of climate chaos on the mental well-being of young people; The Living Pavilion, an Australian Indigenous-led project that created a biodiverse event space showcasing Indigenous art making; Dancing Earth Indigenous dance company who use dance as a way to engage Indigenous ecological thinking and Indigenous futurity; water rituals in the Andes of Peru that problematize water policy and ethnic boundaries.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:92145
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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