Staging the others: appearance, visibility and radical border crossing in Athens

Walsh, Aylwyn (2015) Staging the others: appearance, visibility and radical border crossing in Athens. In: Performances of capitalism, crises and resistance: inside/outside Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 134-152. ISBN 9781137379368

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This chapter centres on the 2013 La Pocha Nostra residency in Athens in order to consider the question of ‘appearance’ of the Other, and in particular, how Others are produced in Greece in the era of ‘crisis’. It concerns to what extent the lack of appearance of strangers/ aliens/ Others reinforces the problematic of a bounded community drawn on nationalist ideals that advocate a hierarchy of belonging closely tied to ethnicity. In addition, the writing seeks to explore how an understanding of the performative conceives of the promise of action in the resistant potential of migrant bodies protesting in urban space? Finally, how can we develop a more robust capacity for using performance in the struggle against invisibility, marginalisation and stereotyped repertoires of alien behaviour?

Keywords:border crossing, La Pocha Nostra, Radical Performance
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:15303
Deposited On:07 Oct 2014 09:37

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