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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia: Ridicule and Resistance.

9781474249270

Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia: Ridicule and Resistance

Barnaby King

Bloomsbury

2017

277 pages

$114.00

Hardcover

Methuen Drama

PN1995

Latin American clowns are most often seen performing in public, often dealing with political themes. In this ethnography, author Barnaby King, founding artistic director of Clownencuentro, the annual festival of clowning in Latin America, explores Colombian clowning in in cultural context. He profiles 24 clowns and performers of Colombia, as well as groups including Buena Vista Social Clown, Circo Mexicano, Pasos de Payaso, Henyoka Clown, and Chung Kwei. The author interweaves his own experiences in clown performance on the streets of Bogot<AEa>. B&w photos are included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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