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Birgit Kuch
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Hi everybody,

I’m a PhD-student from the University of Leipzig, Germany and I’m currently writing a dissertation on theatre in Tbilisi, Georgia. Though I wasn’t trained as an anthropologist – I received my M.A. in literature and theatre studies – anthropology does play an important role for my research. Approximately four years ago, when I began to occupy myself with arts and culture in the Caucasus, I started as an enthusiastic reader of anthropological literature. Since then, the entanglements between the disciplines of theatre studies and anthropology, especially in regards to questions concerning representations, performativity etc. began to fascinate me. I profited a lot from the intensive exchange with anthropologists in the frame of an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme – in particular in terms of methodology. In my research project, also folklore became a central subject-matter, because its so present in the “theatre-scape” of Tbilisi, be it the opera or the highly visible folk-dance-ensembles.
I’m also working as an editor for the German language version in the online-magazine



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At 10:18am on June 25, 2009, NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS said…
Thank u very much dear Birgit for the thoroughful explications about Georgian theater. I wanted just to ask you furthermore what the word SHAKHIOBA could mean because i found a polyphonic singers group of this name.
At 9:39pm on June 20, 2009, NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS said…
very well, so you are interested to the european theater the same as to th popular theater ?
At 12:31pm on June 18, 2009, NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS said…
Very interesting are your studies on theater. Grotowski's POOR THEATER must have roots on popular theater. I wonder if there exists shadows theater in Georgia as in Turkey and Greece.
At 5:28pm on June 15, 2009, Teona Mataradze said…
Hello Birgit! Welcome to the Open Anthropology Cooperative! Did you join to the group Anthropology in/of the Caucasus? Let me know when you are in Halle! :)


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