Magnet Theatre: Three Decades Of Making Space by Megan LewisMagnet Theatre: Three Decades Of Making Space by Megan Lewis

Magnet Theatre: Three Decades Of Making Space

EditorMegan Lewis, Anton Krueger

Paperback | September 15, 2016

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Cape Town’s Magnet Theatre has been a force in South African theater for three decades, a crucial space for theater, education, performance, and community throughout a turbulent period in South African history. Offering a dialogue between internal and external perspectives, as well as perspectives from performers, artists, and scholars, this book analyzes Magnet’s many productions and presents a rich compendium of the work of one of the most vital physical theater companies in Africa.
Megan Lewis is assistant professor of theater history and dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Anton Krueger is a senior lecturer in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University in South Africa.
Title:Magnet Theatre: Three Decades Of Making SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783205377

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Plotting the Magnetic Field: Origins and Trajectories
Megan Lewis and Anton Krueger
Production History
PART ONE- Concepts: Making Space for Ideas
Colour Photographs: 1987 2009
Chapter 2: Making Space for Ideas: The Knowledge work of Magnet Theatre
Mark Fleishman
Chapter 3: An Activist Company Inventing a Future:
A Conversation with Neo Muyanga
Chapter 4 'Being There': The Evolution of Performance Aesthetics from
Medea (1994 96) to The Magnet Theatre 'Migration· Plays (2012)
Miki Flockemann
Chapter 5: The Full Gamut of an Ideal Company:
A Conversation with Jay Pather
Chapter 6: The Implacable Grandeur of the Stranger: Ruminations on Fear
and Familiarity in Die Vreemdeling [The Stranger] (2010)
Anton Krueger
Chapter 7: Theatre That Can Organize. Mobilize. Conscientize:
A Conversation with Mandla Mbothwe
PART TWO - Collaboration: Making Space for Empbodied Practice
Colour Photographs: 2010 2015
Chapter 8: Performing the Language of the Body in My Mother Tongue:
A Conversation with Faniswa Visa
Chapter: 9 Magnet Theatre and the Moving Body
Jennie Reznek
Chapter 10: Ideas Dying to be Born: A Conversation with Craig Leo
Chapter 11: The Creative Flow of Arresting, Exquisite Fabric:
A Conversation with Illka Louw
Chapter 12: Embodied Practice that Troubles Fixed Narratives of Identity,
History and Memory
Yvette Hutchison
Chapter 13: Magnet's Recipe for Considered. Conscious Theatre-Making:
A Conversation with Frances Marek
Chapter 14: The Performance Labours of Magnet and Jazzart’s Cargo (2007) 203
Megan Lewis
PART THREE - Community: Making Space for Cultural Interventions
Clanwilliam Photoessay
Chapter 15: Making Space for Community: Magnet Theatre 'Intervenes' in
Gay Morris
Chapter 16: Vividly Feeling the Extremes of Being in the World:
A Conversation
Chapter 17: By Telling Stories We Can Learn Something from Life:
A Conversation with Thando Doni
Chapter 18: Catalysing a Community: Magnet's Clanwilliam Community
Intervention Project
Lavona de Bruyn
Chapter 19: Bursting the Bubble of Play: Making Space for Intercultural
Elliot Leffler
Chapter 20: Keeping Theatre Alive in the Community:
A Conversation with Zwelakhe Khuse
Chapter 21: Magnet Never Forgets its People:
A Conversation with Nolovuyo Sam
Magnet Funders