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Taylor, Diana 1950-

Works: 63 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 5,619 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Videographer, Producer, Other, Translator, Narrator, 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 )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,099 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 636 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 636 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 620 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 547 libraries worldwide
In Disappearing Acts Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and relationship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor's focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation's "Dirty War." Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance theory, Taylor analyzes the political spectacles that comprised the war - concentration camps, torture, "disappearances"--As well as the rise of theatrical productions, demonstrations, and other performative practices that attempted to resist and subvert the Argentine military
Holy terrors : Latin American women perform ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 490 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 476 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
Performance by Diana Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 362 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 argument. 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
El cementerio de automóviles ; El arquitecto y el Emperador de Asiria by Fernando Arrabal( Book )
46 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 362 libraries worldwide
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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 )
3 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. Rodriguezs 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 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
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 Luisa Calcumil ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Luisa Calcumil is a Mapuche actress, director and playwright from the South of Argentina (Patagonia). She began her career as an actress in 1975. After performing in twenty plays, five films and various television programs, she felt she was not represented in the roles she played. So she decided to write her own scripts: Hebras and Es bueno mirarse en la propia sombra. In this interview, conducted at the Hemispheric Institutes 5th Encuentro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2005), Luisa begins by introducing herself in Mapudungún (her indigenous language), saying, I am a person of the land, the land down south that our dear ancestors called Cold Swamp but is now known as General Roca With the protection of the Great Mother of the Sky, the Great Father of the Sky, the Young Woman and the Young Man of the Sky I have been able to arrive here today. She tells the story of her difficult childhood and how she came to the world of theater. She also discusses her solo performance, Es bueno mirarse en la propia sombra (Its Good to See Ourselves in Our Own Shadow), which she presented at the Encuentro. Through her work, she wishes to transmit the Mapuche worldview, which she says is different from that of the white world, being mainly oral and musical. She wants to break with stereotypes of indigenous peoples, who have been so widely represented by others; she calls for self-representation, respect for traditions and the renewal of hope for her community
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
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