On Ritual examines a range of performative practices from both the historical and contemporary repertoire. It will explore systematic connections between ritual and theatre, present the work of contemporary artists, and reflect on the role and meaning of ritual for theatrical purposes in the late twentieth century. The issue will also look at ritualism in the interstices of painting, music and theatre, the role of rituals for personal and social identity, and the antithesis of healing rituals and rituals of death.
Cultural Transmissions: An interview with Xu Bing
Prepared Pages: An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Subsoil on the Sidewalk: Julie Laffin and the Chicago Underground
Do We Have to Know Who We Do Theatre For?
Missing Persons: Personal pronouns in performance writing
The Fate of Performance