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Reconsidering Meaning: Performing the Spaces Between the unNameable, unCertainty and Signification
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2013)
This thesis is concerned with an exploration into the reconsideration of meaning of the embodied subject whose figuration is defined as abnormal relative to the prevailing hierarchical structures of western Cartesian ...
Between Liminality and Transgression: Experimental Voice in Avant-Garde Performance
(University of Canterbury. Theatre and Film Studies, 2014)
This thesis explores the notion of ‘experimental voice’ in avant-garde performance, in the way it transgresses conventional forms of vocal expression as a means of both extending and enhancing the expressive capabilities ...
Evangelistic Performance in New Zealand: The Word and What is Not Said
(University of Canterbury. Theatre and Film Studies, 2008)
In 1518, Martin Luther is reputed to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg, an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation. Luther sought change in the Catholic Church: a return to an ...
Creating a modern Maori identity through Kapa Haka.
(University of Canterbury. Theatre and Film Studies, 2015)
Ariā – Abstract This thesis is concerned with discovering if and how Māori cultural performance, which we now know as Kapa Haka, has contributed to the creation and development of a modern Māori identity. Māori cultural ...