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    An bheochan agus an ‘performance’ i dtraidisiúin na hÉireann [Animation and performance in Irish tradition].

    Coleman, Stephen (2017) An bheochan agus an ‘performance’ i dtraidisiúin na hÉireann [Animation and performance in Irish tradition]. Spéis - Newsletter of ICTM Ireland. pp. 22-28.

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    Is there a particularly Irish culture of performance? I suggest that there is – the defining feature of which is the role played by alterity - the living presence of an “other" in performance. This “other” is usually a person or persons, the being of whom is felt to be immanent in the material performed. Performance thus has a strong element of animation. Following the lead of Gary Gossen, for whom Chamula oral traditon constituted an “ethical statement”, I argue that Irish tradition also carries an implicit ethics, as can often be seen from performers’ statements about what they do. Scholars such as Silvio, Manning, and Gershon have been re-examining the term “performance” itself, showing its cultural and historical boundedness. I suggest that Irish tradition be likewise re-examined in the light of these theoretical developments.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: bheochan; traidisiúin na hÉireann; Animation; performance; Irish tradition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 9424
    Depositing User: Dr. Steve Coleman
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 13:36
    Journal or Publication Title: Spéis - Newsletter of ICTM Ireland
    Publisher: ICTM Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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