Intercultural Theatre

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Intercultural theatre

Hybrid Theatre

Syncretic Theatre

Crossover Theatre

A term that derives from a concept within the American music industry (i.e. “crossover music”) and refers to theatrical works which in a sense “cross over” from one (or more) theatrical tradition(s) to another and seeks to blend elements from the constituting traditions/forms. It is thus used as a term to refer to plays/performances which are the results of a process of hybridization and syncretization in South Africa. First coined for this purpose by Temple Hauptfleisch (1993, 1997) it has since come into more general use.

Intercultural Theatre in South Africa

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