Crushed Guava Leaves is a performance primer. It is performance as play, as identity, as politics, as language and as mannerism. It is a collection of performable short stories – cultural snapshots – borne out of my memories, dreams, encounters, conversations, experiences and observations. All primed to be performed and interpreted through sound and movement, on stage and on film. Each piece ranges in heft and weight, from detailed recountings to fleeting impressions. Yet all invite reflection on the canon of performance art – on what can be performed and what is valuable material for cultural performance. Crushed Guava Leaves is an invitation to immerse in an evocative textual and aural landscape inspired by my remembrances.
Crushed Guava Leaves by Oroma Elewa
A Performance Primer (Text Only)