Collection Title: Interview series : What is performance studies?
Title: Interview with Diana Taylor
Alternate Title: Diana Taylor
Date: 2002 Oct. 2
Location: Filmed in New York, NY, on October 2, 2002.
Work Type: Interview.
Credits:
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer.
Cast/Performers:
Diana Taylor, interviewee ; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, interviewer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:10:50
Language: English
Synopsis: Interview with Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, conducted by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. 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.Diana Taylor is Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU. She is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), which won the Best Book Award given by New England Council on Latin American Studies and Honorable Mention in the Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama, of Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War' (1997), and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003) which won the ATHE Research Award in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy and the Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture (2004). She is editor of Stages of Conflict: A Reader in Latin American Theatre and Performance (2008) and co-editor of Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (2004), Defiant Acts/Actos Desafiantes: Four Plays by Diana Raznovich (2002), Negotiating Performance in Latin/o America: Gender, Sexuality and Theatricality (1994), and The Politics of Motherhood: Activists from Left to Right (1997). She has edited five volumes of critical essays on Latin American, Latino, and Spanish playwrights. Her articles on Latin American and Latino performance have appeared in The Drama Review, Theatre Journal, Performing Arts Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, Estreno, Gestos, Signs, MLQ and other scholarly journals. She has also been invited to participate in discussions on the role of new technologies in the arts and humanities in important conferences and commissions in the Americas (i.e. ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure).
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