Congratulations to Dr. Layla Zami on her new publication Contemporary PerforMemory.
Contemporary PerforMemory looks at dance works created in the 21st century by choreographers identifying as Afro-European, Jewish, Black, Palestinian, and Taiwanese-Chinese-American. It explores how contemporary dance-makers engage with historical traumas such as the Shoah and the Maafa to reimagine how the past is remembered and how the future is anticipated. The new idea of perforMemory arises within a lively blend of interdisciplinary theory, interviews, performance analysis, and personal storytelling. Scholar and artist Layla Zami traces unexpected pathways, inviting the reader to move gracefully across disciplines, histories, and geographies.
Contemporary PerforMemory is now available for purchase from Columbia University Press (print orders for the US), and from transcript publishing (ebook orders, and print orders outside of the US).