La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society (Hardcover)

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La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society marks a transformation from its sister book, Exercises for Rebel Artists, into a pedagogical matrix suited for use as a performance handbook and conceptual tool for artists, activists, theorists, pedagogues, and trans-disciplinary border crossers of all stripes.

Featuring a newly reworked outline of La Pocha Nostra's overall pedagogy, and how it has evolved in the time of Trump, cartel violence, and the politics of social media, this new handbook presents deeper explanations of the interdisciplinary pedagogical practices developed by the group that has been labeled "the most influential Latino/a performance troupe of the past ten years."

Co-written by Guillermo G mez-Pe a in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra's artistic co-director Sa l Garc a-L pez and edited by Paloma Martinez-Cruz, this highly anticipated follow-up volume raises crucial questions in the new neo-nationalist era. Drawing on field experience from ten years of touring, the authors blend original methods with updated and revised exercises, providing new material for teachers, universities, radical artists, curators, producers, and students.

This book features:

  • Introductions by the authors and editor to Pocha Nostra practice in a post-democratic society.
  • Theoretical, historical, poetic, and pedagogical contexts for the methodology.
  • Suggestions for how to use the book in the classroom and many other scenarios.
  • Detailed, hands-on exercises for using Pocha Nostra-inspired methods in workshops.
  • A step-by-step guide to creating large-scale group performances.
  • New, unpublished photos of the Pocha Nostra methods in practice.
  • Additional texts by Reverend Billy and Savitri D., Dragonfly, Francesca Carol Rolla, VestAndPage, Micha Espinosa, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Praba Pilar, L. M. Bogad, Anuradha Vikram, and Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, among many others.
  • The book is complemented by the new book G mez-Pe a Unplugged: Texts on Live Art, Social Practice and Imaginary Activism (2008-2019).



Product Details
ISBN: 9780367338206
ISBN-10: 0367338203
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 30th, 2020
Pages: 270
Language: English

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