Not, Not a Happening


"While watching the deer dance of the Arizona Yaqui in November 1981, I wondered if the figure I saw was a man and a deer simultaneously or, to say it in a way a performer might understand, whether putting on the deer mask made the man "not a man" and "not a deer" but somewhere in between. [...] At the moments when the dancer is "not himself" and yet "not not himself," his own identity, and that of the deer, is locatable only in the liminal areas of "characterization," "representation," "imitation," "transportation," and "transformation.""

--Richard Schechner, Between Theater and Anthropology

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The fourth iteration of the Digital Happening project was staged as part of an event honoring Richard Schechner's 50 years of influence in the field of Performance Studies.  







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