Performing for Peace and Social Change in Africa's Great Lakes Region (First Proofs)

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Titre Performing for Peace and Social Change in Africa's Great Lakes Region (First Proofs)
Type de publication Article de périodique
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Date de publication March 2021
Auteur Maëline LE LAY
Titre du périodique Theatre Research International
Volume ou tome 46
N° de la livraison 1
Éditeur Cambridge University Press
DOI 10.1017/S0307883320000565
URL https://www.academia.edu/44801073/
Résumé/Présentation " International aid has influenced and, in part, shaped the artistic sector in Africa’s Great Lakes region (DRC, Rwanda, Burundi) since the 1990s, a period marked by numerous conflicts and mass violence. Due to NGOs’ programmatic foci, artists performing for social change are increasingly compelled to focus on reconciliation and conflict resolution, generating political awareness and bringing about social change, healing and peacemaking. Through a comparative analysis of European and local productions on the genocide this article asks, how and why does an ‘NGO-style theatre’ develop a specific audience in the region? How have themes such as mass violence, inter-ethnic conflict and social cohesion become the main concerns of the territory’s theatre? How do performances made and/or sponsored by NGOs challenge not only theatre’s form, its social stakes and functions, but also the conception of its audience and the relationships between actors and spectators?"
Référence complète Le Lay, Maëline. Performing for Peace and Social Change in Africa's Great Lakes Region (First Proofs). In : Theatre Research International, (Cambridge University Press), vol. 46, n°1

Auteurs

Maëline LE LAY

Biographie : Maëline Le Lay est docteur en littérature comparée de l'Université de Paris 13-Nord et chargée de recherche au CNRS au laboratoire "Les Afriques dans le monde" de l'Université de Bordeaux. Aussi : membre du Comité de rédaction de la revue Etudes littéraires africaines.
Nationalité : France