Curated by Maipelo Gabang, ANOTHER BIBLIOGRAPHY is compiled from the reference lists generated by seven Southern African dance and performance scholars during the course of their artistic research studies. ANOTHER BIBLIOGRAPHY is offered here with the hope that in sharing references and perspectives from the Southern African research context we are contributing to an international artistic research future that is protean and inclusive, one that incorporates Artists of Colour as producers of knowledge.

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Fleishman, M. 2012. Remembering in the Postcolony: Refiguring the Past with Theatre. Cape Town: University Press.

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Maipelo Gabang

Gabang is a performer and facilitator whose educational background includes a B.A in Drama and Organisational Psychology and a MA in Choreography and Movement Research from Rhodes University in South Africa.

Gabang has worked and collaborated with institutions and organisations such as the Swiss Arts Council, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA), Mophato Dance Theatre and the South African State Theatre. As well as performed and showcased work at various international festivals and platforms.

Gabang firmly believes that creativity speaks directly to a country’s capacity for ingenuity. She is passionate about growing and developing the socio-economic role of the Creative Economy particularly in regard to Botswana’s arts, culture and heritage, and making it more accessible to African women by elevating their visibility and leadership.