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Belli & Kozameh performance

“Performances function as vital acts of transfer, transmitting social knowledge, memory, and a sense of identity through reiterated.? (Taylor 2)

“Performances function as vital acts of transfer, transmitting social knowledge, memory, and a sense of identity through reiterated.? (Taylor 2)
“[It] carries the possibility of challenge, even self-challenge, within it. As a term simultaneously connoting a process, a praxis, an episteme, a mode of transmission, an accomplishment, and a means of intervening in the world, it far exceeds the possibilities of these other words offered in its place.? (Taylor 15)

In Gioconda Belli the matter of performance is seen on the way she allows us to visualize the woman’s search for social transformation in order to feel as one, as a woman. It is a woman that (re)creates express through a social commitment a way find herself and also a meaningful life.

Kozameh’s writing in Steps Under Water is the self-challenge Taylor mentions. She brings back memory, through a painful way as she mentioned, “intervening the world? making us aware of her history. Her performance was to represent the losses and to give voice to al of those who were left mourning in a past that is impossible to be brought back.

“On another level, performance also constitutes the methodological lens that enables scholars to analyze events as performance. Civic obedient, resistance, citizenship, gender, ethnicity, and sexual identity, for example are rehearsed and performed daily in the public sphere.? (Taylor 3)

Could we say that Lavinia and Kozameh are both performing sexual identity and citizenship respectively?