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ERIC Number: EJ1106378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Delusions of Singularity: Aesthetics, Discomfort and Bewilderment in Kashmir
Dinesh, Nandita
Research in Drama Education, v20 n1 p62-73 2015
In Kashmir, where the act of performing a script-based play on a proscenium stage is still seen by many as a controversial gesture, "Cages" involved the devised creation of a site responsive and immersive performance that placed two spectators, literally, in the shoes of an(Other). The potential of these forms of spectatorship, as explored in this article, lies in its ability to trouble "cultivated delusions of singularity". By drawing from Erica Fischer-Lichte's approach to the "aesthetic experience", Laura Edmondson's ideas on "discomfort" and James Thompson's thoughts on "bewilderment", this article analyses instances and techniques from the creation and performance of "Cages". Through this analysis, the article considers the many singular identities that "Cages" troubled--that of an authoritarian director, that of a dominant narrative, and that of the space between Self and Other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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