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The Explicit Body in Performance by Rebecca Schneider

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Logic of the twister, eye of the storm

I was to walk with the storm and hold my power, and get my answers to life and things in storms. The symbol of lightning was painted on my back. This was to be mine forever.

Zora Neale Hurston, on her initiation into voodoo (1969:192)

The sleepwalkers are coming awake, and for the first time this awakening has a collective reality; it is no longer such a lonely thing to open one’s eyes. Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction – is for women more than a chapter in cultural history; it is an act of survival.

Adrienne Rich (1979:35)

Storm’s a comin’    a blowin’ for you and for me.

Linda Mussmann (1987)

Feminist endeavor has ...

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