Acting Together Ii: Performance And The Creative Transformation Of Conflict: Building Just And Inclusive Communities by Cynthia CohenActing Together Ii: Performance And The Creative Transformation Of Conflict: Building Just And Inclusive Communities by Cynthia Cohen

Acting Together Ii: Performance And The Creative Transformation Of Conflict: Building Just And…

EditorCynthia Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Polly O. Walker

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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Acting Together volume II continues where the first volume left off, presenting more inspiring examples of peacebuilding performances in conflict-ridden regions. Where the first volume emphasizes theater and ritual's potential for resistance and catharsis in the midst of direct violence and in the aftermath of mass violence, the second volume focuses on performance's ability to bridge gaps and create inclusion in the more subtle context of structural violence and social exclusion. Drawing examples from theAmericas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, this volume also includes practical recommendations for policy makers, a toolkit for practitioners, and a wealth of resources for artists and educators.
Cynthia E. Cohen is director of the program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. In that role, she leads research and action partnerships, teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and leads professional development workshops and institutes for pra...
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Title:Acting Together Ii: Performance And The Creative Transformation Of Conflict: Building Just And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.72 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:New Village PressLanguage:English

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Advance PraiseHumanity [has the] capacity to inflict great suffering and unfathomable misfortune. Yet art and, as we see in this work, theatre in particular, can show us that there is a greater force in creativity and a greater power in solidarity. It is in instances like these that art is not just contemplation and transcendence, but also a form of justice that cleanses and vindicates our species in a universal way." - Dr. Salomon Lerner Febres, former President, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru"Political and social failures begin and end in failures of imagination.Acting Together invites a major renewal of the dramatic imagination - for the sake of social healing and understanding. The project is itself an exemplar of the engaged imagination set free, a celebration and a challenge at once." - James Carroll, columnist and author,Jerusalem, Jerusalem"This book gives Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" new meaning. Experts in foreign policy and diplomacy, conflict resolution and peacemaking, as well as theatre and performance professionals, can learn from these extraordinary examples what theatre and performance can do to heal the wounds of violent conflict." - Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown UniversityExpert Reviews"In Volume II ofActing Together, editors Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, and Polly O. Walker present vigorous case studies on the use of performance to create just and inclusive communities. 'In situations characterized by structural violence, exclusion, and social injustice, building peace involves more than ending violent conflict,' they write. In the aftermath of violence, structures to pursue justice and negotiate differences must be put in place. Silenced voices must be heard." - Jean Randich,Truthdig"For the first time, the anthology and the Acting Together project provide a platform for peace-building artists to connect and to reflect on their work together with other scholars and practitioners. That in itself is already a significant achievement of the editors and curators of this complex and fascinating collection." - Serge Loode,Applied Theatre ResearchAdvance Praise"Humanity [has the] capacity to inflict great suffering and unfathomable misfortune. Yet art and, as we see in this work, theatre in particular, can show us that there is a greater force in creativity and a greater power in solidarity. It is in instances like these that art is not just contemplation and transcendence, but also a form of justice that cleanses and vindicates our species in a universal way."-Dr. Salomon Lerner Febres, former President, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru"Political and social failures begin and end in failures of imagination.Acting Together invites a major renewal of the dramatic imagination-for the sake of social healing and understanding. The project is itself an exemplar of the engaged imagination set free, a celebration and a challenge at once."-James Carroll, columnist and author,Jerusalem, Jerusalem"This book gives Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" new meaning. Experts in foreign policy and diplomacy, conflict resolution and peacemaking, as well as theatre and performance professionals, can learn from these extraordinary examples what theatre and performance can do to heal the wounds of violent conflict."-Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown UniversityExpert Reviews"In Volume II ofActing Together, editors Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, and Polly O. Walker present vigorous case studies on the use of performance to create just and inclusive communities. 'In situations characterized by structural violence, exclusion, and social injustice, building peace involves more than ending violent conflict,' they write. In the aftermath of violence, structures to pursue justice and negotiate differences must be put in place. Silenced voices must be heard."-Jean Randich,Truthdig"For the first time, the anthology and the Acting Together project provide a platform for peace-building artists to connect and to reflect on their work together with other scholars and practitioners. That in itself is already a significant achievement of the editors and curators of this complex and fascinating collection."-Serge Loode,Applied Theatre Research "