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Next Up Downtown: A New Generation of Ensemble Performance
The work of seven up-and-coming performance companiesHotel Savant, Temporary Distortion, New Paradise Laboratories, Knife, Inc., Ex.Pgirl, Witness Relocation, and Banana Bag & BodiceexploresExpand
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Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism
Singing was just one element of blues performance in the early twentieth century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and other classic blues singers also tapped, joked, and flaunted extravagant costumes onExpand
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Eavesdropping, Surveillance, and Sound
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“The Magic of Song!”: John Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter, and the Staging of Circulation
During the early 1930s, millions of Americans set out on the road, not all of them willingly. White migrant farm workers of the Great Plains fled drought and ruined harvests, moving west andExpand