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Rakini Devi: Diasporic subject and agent provocateur

Grehan, H.ORCID: 0000-0002-9257-5615 (2003) Rakini Devi: Diasporic subject and agent provocateur. Theatre Research International, 28 (3). pp. 229-244.

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Burmese-Australian choreographer/performer Rakini Devi is informed by her diverse skills in the areas of classical Indian dance, visual arts and contemporary performance practice. She uses these skills as well as her satirical wit and storytelling abilities to create an intricate portrait of the lived experiences of a contemporary diasporic subject. This is a portrait that is not only aesthetically stimulating but also politically inflected and provocative at the same time. Through her work Devi encourages us to remember that diaspora is more than a theoretical trope, that it is a complex and often contradictory experience which results in joy as well as pain as it is played out on live bodies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 2003 International Federation for Theatre Research
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