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Taylor, Diana 1950-

Works: 64 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 5,650 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Videographer, Producer, Translator, Narrator, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PQ7087.E5, 862
Publication Timeline
Publications about Diana Taylor
Publications by Diana Taylor
Most widely held works by Diana Taylor
The politics of motherhood : activist voices from left to right ( file )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas by Diana Taylor( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Diana Taylor provides a new understanding of the vital role of performance in the Americas. From plays to official events to grassroots protests, performance, she argues, must be taken seriously as a means of storing and transmitting knowledge. Taylor reveals how the repertoire of embodied memory--conveyed in gestures, the spoken word, movement, dance, song, and other performances--offers alternative perspectives to those derived from the written archive and is particularly useful to a reconsideration of historical processes of transnational contact. The Archive and the Repertoire invites a remapping of the Americas based on traditions of embodied practice. Examining various genres of performance including demonstrations by the children of the disappeared in Argentina, the Peruvian theatre group Yuyachkani, and televised astrological readings by Univision personality Walter Mercado, Taylor explores how the archive and the repertoire work together to make political claims, transmit traumatic memory, and forge a new sense of cultural identity. Through her consideration of performances such as Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña's show Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit, Taylor illuminates how scenarios of discovery and conquest haunt the Americas, trapping even those who attempt to dismantle them. Meditating on events like those of September 11, 2001 and media representations of them, she examines both the crucial role of performance in contemporary culture and her own role as witness to and participant in hemispheric dramas. -- Publisher's website
Negotiating performance : gender, sexuality, and theatricality in Latin/o America by Diana Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Theatre of crisis : drama and politics in Latin America by Diana Taylor( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Disappearing acts : spectacles of gender and nationalism in Argentina's "dirty war" by Diana Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Taylor uses performance theory to explore how public spectacle both builds and dismantles a sense of national and gender identity. Here, nation is understood as a product of communal "imaginings" that are rehearsed, written and staged - and spectacle is the desiring machine at work in those imaginings. Taylor argue that the founding scenario of Argentineness stages the struggle for national identity as a battle between men - fought on, over, and through the feminine body of the Motherland. She shows how the military's representations of itself as the model of national authenticity established the parameters of the conflict in the 70s and 80s, feminized the enemy, and positioned the public - limiting its ability to respond
Holy terrors : Latin American women perform ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Of contents: Diana Raznovich (Argentina) -- Griselda Gambaro (Argentina) -- Diamela Eltit (Chile) -- Denise Stoklos (Brazil) -- Astrid Hadad (Mexico) -- Jesusa Rodríguez (Mexico) -- Katia Tirado and Ema Villanueva (Mexico) -- Sabina Berman (Mexico) -- Petrona de la Cruz Cruz (Mexico) -- Teatro La Máscara (Colombia) -- Teresa Ralli (Peru) -- Rosa Luisa Márquez (Puerto Rico) -- Teresa Hernández (Puerto Rico) -- Tania Bruguera (Cuba)
Stages of conflict : a critical anthology of Latin American theater and performance ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Stages of Conflict brings together an array of dramatic texts, tracing the intersection of theater and social and political life in the Americas over the past five centuries. Historical pieces from the sixteenth century to the present highlight the encounter between indigenous tradition and colonialism, while contributions from modern playwrights such as Virgilio Pinero, Jose Triana, and Denise Stolkos take on the tumultuous political and social upheavals of the past century. The editors have added critical commentary on the origins of each play, affording scholars and students of theater, performance studies, and Latin American studies the opportunity to view the history of a continent through its rich and diverse theatrical traditions.--from publisher's statement
El cementerio de automóviles ; El arquitecto y el Emperador de Asiria by Fernando Arrabal( Book )
45 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 362 libraries worldwide
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Performance by Diana Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"Performance" has multiple and often overlapping meanings that signify a wide variety of social behaviors. In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of its uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. This book performs its arguments. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world. -- from back cover
Defiant acts : four plays by Diana Raznovich( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Estudios avanzados de performance ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Julio Pantoja : acción fotográfica 1985-2015 by Julio Pantoja( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Guillermo Gómez-Peña : Homo Fronterizus [1492-2020] by Guillermo Gómez-Peña( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Tenderness that becomes desire: Vedettes in XXI century Lima by Victor Alexander Huerta-Mercado( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Vedette is the term used to refer to showgirls who perform in theaters, cabarets, and television shows as skillful dancers with comedic talent. These women captivate audiences in a public space or night club. Vedettes' performance articulates many practices that challenge traditional and hierarchical gender expectations whereby the role of women tends to be limited to the domestic space far from the public exhibition of their bodies, sexuality and aggressiveness. This thesis is centered around the Vedettes' performance and their agency in the construction of the strategies that permit them to challenge rigid social norms, allowing them to negotiate with the audience their own social position. The public image of the Vedettes is produced by the media, usually emphasizing their improper female transgressions. The Vedettes however are consistently making an effort to balance their portrayal by the media through the depiction of themselves as sacrificed mothers or honest artists. Vedettes also put special emphasis on their lower social class origins and Andean ascendance in order to legitimate their popularity and their connection with the audience
Acciones de memoria : performance, historia y trauma by Diana Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mexican director, actress, playwright, performance artist, scenographer, entrepreneur, and social activist Jesusa Rodríguez moves seemingly effortlessly and with vigor across the spectrum of cultural forms, styles, and tones. Her 'espectáculos' (as both spectacles and shows) challenge traditional classification, crossing with ease generic boundaries: from elite to popular to mass, from Greek tragedy to cabaret, from pre-Columbian indigenous to opera, from revue, sketch and 'carpa, ' to performative acts within political projects. Humor, satire, linguistic play, and the body are constants in her productions. Rodriguez's energy is intense and her commitment non-negotiable, always interrogating the nature, site, and consequences of power and its representation. In this interview the artist comments on her particular use and transformation of the genre of 'pastorela' (Nativity play) in her cabaret performances, as a tool for contesting political and religious fundamentalism in the Americas. The pastorelas, used by the Catholic Church as an evangelization tool during the Conquest, are usually based on a clean-cut distinction between Good and Evil, sustaining a binary thought that has fueled political, cultural and religious agendas in the American hemisphere. Rodríguez proposal to use the pastorela genre against the ideologically conservative institutions that originally introduced and used it, subversively mixes humor with religion in order to contest the Manichean politics at play in contemporary Western society. Performances like 'Concilio de Amor' and 'Pastorela Terrorista' are commented by the artist as examples of this performative strategy, which Rodríguez links to a broader concern with civic empowerment and education, issues of civil disobedience and popular participation
Interview with Kay Turner : what is performance studies? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Kay Turner holds a PhD in folklore and anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of specialization are women's performed folklore (especially in the arenas of oral narrative, folk religion, and material culture) and feminist and lesbian/gay/queer interpretations of folklore and popular culture. She teaches adjunct in the Performance Studies Department at NYU and is also based at the Brooklyn Arts Council, where Turner works as the folklorist for the Borough of Brooklyn, researching and presenting the diverse folk arts and artists of Brooklyn. In September 2006 she curated Here Was New York: Twin Towers in Memorial Images, and in September 2007, 'September 11th Remembered in Film.' In March 2008, she produced Brooklyn Maqam: Arab Music Festival, a major presentation project on Arab music traditions in Brooklyn, held in venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her publications include Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women's Altars; Between Us: A Legacy of Lesbian Love Letters; and Baby Precious Always Shines, an edited selection of love notes between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Currently, she is working on a long essay concerning ephemerality and September 11th and a new book project, Transgressive Tales: Rethinking the Grimms' Fairy Tales from Feminist and Queer Perspectives. She is the co-founder of the lezzie rock band Girls in the Nose, based in Austin, TX from 1985-1996. Her current musical projects include NYC-based SNAGGLETOOTH with NYU medievalist Dr. Carolyn Dinshaw, and MEDUSABULLDOZER, a group she works with in Athens, GA
Interview with Teddy Cruz ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Interview with Teddy Cruz, conducted by Diana Taylor, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' In this interview, Teddy Cruz talks about his take on how his particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere. This interview complements his participation in a round table on Architecture, Geography, and Visuality, presented in this 10-day event, which brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. Teddy Cruz is an Associate Professor in Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at University of California. He has been recognized for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, and for his work on housing and its relationship to an urban policy more inclusive of social and cultural programs for the city
Interview with Daphne Brooks : what is performance studies? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Interview with Daphne Brooks, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of academic study as well as a lens through which to assess and document cultural practice and embodied behavior. The contingent definitions documented in this series are based on the groundbreaking experiences and the scholarly endeavors of renowned figures in contemporary performance studies and practice
Interview with Richard Schechner : what is performance studies? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Richard Schechner is a theater director, performance theorist and university professor known for being one of the founders of the academic discipline of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Schechner combines his work in anthropology with innovative approaches to performance of all kinds, including ritual, drama, environmental theater, political rallies, dance, music, etc. in order to consider how performance can be understood not just as an object of study, but also as an active intellectual-artistic practice. He is the editor of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies. His books include 'Environmental Theater, ' 'The Future of Ritual, ' 'Performance Theory, ' 'Between Theater and Anthropology, ' 'Performance Studies: An Introduction, ' and 'Over, Under, and Around.' Currently he is working on two books: 'Ramlila of Ramnagar' and 'After the Avantgarde.' As of 2008, his books have been translated into 14 languages. Schechner has been a National Endowment for the Humanities senior research fellow, a Smithsonian Institution research fellow, a Fulbright senior research fellow and a Guggenheim fellow, among other honors. He is also renowned for founding The Performance Group, and is currently the artistic director of East Coast Artists. He has directed plays, lectured, and conducted performance workshops in Asia, South Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Schechner is an honorary professor of the Shanghai Theatre Academy where he leads the Richard Schechner Center
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Diana Taylor American academic
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