Megaship Economies and Transnational Maritime Performance

Show simple item record Gonzalez, Anita 2015-01-12T21:16:07Z 2015-01-12T21:16:07Z 2014-09
dc.identifier.citation Theatre Research International, Volume 39, No 3. pp. 182 - 197 en_US
dc.description.abstract Maritime performance inherently links to economies of commerce. It’s history and practices reorient theatre within broad frames of transnationalism. While airplanes crisscross skies transporting modern passengers across national boundaries, boats amble across marine waterways linking performance traditions through ports and onboard performance. Maritime performances - theatre, music and dance activities on ships, along shipping routes or within port environments – immerse participants in interactive cultural play. “Megaship Economies and Transnational Maritime Acts” uses the lens of the cruise industry as a microcosmic study of identity formation through maritime performance praxis. Performances at sea enable roleplaying of both passengers, and crewmembers and activate all sectors of the ship. Collectively sea acts pass time, provide a forum for recognition of talent, and allow for cultural exchanges across social boundaries. While land-based scholars may view the shore as the departure point for cultural forays and exchanges, the maritime subject considers the port as a temporary layover point before the next long journey. For maritime performers, notions of voyage and destination invert. Knowledge travels in circles when performers ride ocean currents and old histories resurface within contemporary practices. Mega ships support performance economies where the voyage dominates even as economies of power persist. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge Journals en_US
dc.subject Maritime, Performance, Travel, Cruise Ships, en_US
dc.title Megaship Economies and Transnational Maritime Performance en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Music and Dance
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Theatre and Drama
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Arts
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Professor of Theatre and Drama en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.identifier.source Theatre Research International en_US
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dc.owningcollname Music, Theatre & Dance, School of
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