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Embodying Transformation:
Transcultural Performance

Edited by Maryrose Casey


The essays in this collection explore transcultural events to reveal deeper understandings of the dynamic nature, power and affect of performance as it is created and witnessed across national and cultural boundaries. Focusing on historical and contemporary public events in multiple contexts, the contributors offer readings of transcultural exchanges between European countries, Asian countries, former colonies to Europe, African to Middle Eastern, colonisers and colonists to colonised peoples and back again. In the process explore questions around issues of aesthetics, cultural anxieties, cultural control and the effect of intentions on practice.

About the Editor

Maryrose Casey is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow with the Monash University Indigenous Centre. Her major publications include Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre (UQP 2004), Transnational Whiteness Matters (Rowan Littlefield 2008) co-edited with Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Fiona Nicoll and Telling Stories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performance (2012 ASP). 


  • Maryrose Casey
  • Sandra D’Urso
  • Arjun Ghosh
  • Hilary Halba
  • Rand Hazou
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Glen McGillivray
  • James McKinnon
  • Paul Monaghan
  • George Parker
  • Anna Teresa Scheer
  • Sukanya Sompiboon
  • Bronwyn Tweddle

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