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The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora (review)

The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora (review) Book Reviews in Malaysian society. It is a useful book for those with a scholarly interest in Malaysian performance. Once the author leaves Malaysian material, generalization can lead to minor errors and scholars will best focus on the data for the Kelantan instance. I plan to assign it as a required text in my Asian theatre class and I look forward to using the puppet designs and scripts as a model for a class project. Jennifer Goodlander University of Kentucky THE DAY THE DANCERS STAYED: PERFORMING IN THE FILIPINO/ AMERICAN DIASPORA. By Theodore S. Gonzalves. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. 215 pp. Cloth $74.50; paper $27.95. Theodore Gonzalves chronicles and probes the phenomena of Filipino cultural performances in American colleges since the late 1970s from a cultural studies perspective in this book that began with his performances in student years and grew into a topic of research as a professor of American studies. The book argues that students perform primarily for each other "in a ceremony that invents community against the backdrop of a culture that expects nation, ethnicity, and identity to be languages of the past" (p. 12). The performers "are interpreters and inventors of their own http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 29 (1) – Jul 11, 2012

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Book Reviews in Malaysian society. It is a useful book for those with a scholarly interest in Malaysian performance. Once the author leaves Malaysian material, generalization can lead to minor errors and scholars will best focus on the data for the Kelantan instance. I plan to assign it as a required text in my Asian theatre class and I look forward to using the puppet designs and scripts as a model for a class project. Jennifer Goodlander University of Kentucky THE DAY THE DANCERS STAYED: PERFORMING IN THE FILIPINO/ AMERICAN DIASPORA. By Theodore S. Gonzalves. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. 215 pp. Cloth $74.50; paper $27.95. Theodore Gonzalves chronicles and probes the phenomena of Filipino cultural performances in American colleges since the late 1970s from a cultural studies perspective in this book that began with his performances in student years and grew into a topic of research as a professor of American studies. The book argues that students perform primarily for each other "in a ceremony that invents community against the backdrop of a culture that expects nation, ethnicity, and identity to be languages of the past" (p. 12). The performers "are interpreters and inventors of their own

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 11, 2012

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