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Mary Buckley

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 94: Women's Leadership in the Performing Arts

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Women's Leadership in the Performing Arts
Women's leadership in the performing arts

Woman must put herself into the text—as into the world and into history—by her own movement.

—Hélène Cixous (1975, p. 2039)

The performing artist delivers stories of experience, history, and humanity, engaging audiences through an intimate and immediate shared communal experience. These performances have the capacity to change the way we think about ourselves, the world, our anxieties, and our hopes; they offer alternative prisms through which we see, appreciate, and perhaps understand, even if only for a moment, our lives. So in the sense that artists lead us ...

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