Staging Hong Kong: Gender and Performance in TransitionOn Sale!
- About the Book
This beautifully written and well-informed book presents a comprehensive study of Zuni Icosahedron, a Hong Kong avant-garde theatre and dance company, and calls into question the relationship between culture and politics during the last years of British colonial rule. Through both fieldwork and textual analysis, the author explores the double-bind tensions between Chinese and Western aesthetic forms, while examining identity and gender within representation as part of the dramatization of an increasingly uncertain present. Incorporating insights from cultural studies, feminism, anthropology, and queer theory, this imaginative unpacks current debates over Hong Kong identity through the kaleidoscope of avant-garde theatre performances.