Dinner with America

Rajni Shah


Dinner with America is the second in a trilogy of performances addressing the complexities of cultural identity in the 21st century.

Where the first piece in the trilogy, Mr Quiver, explored and problematised Indian and English stereotypes, this piece pushes our thinking about what America' means to us. As the performance space shifts and transforms, it gently uncovers sub-themes of consumerism, rights, ownership, voices, hopes, harvest and division in a visually compelling and unusual piece of work.

This sumptuous full-colour booklet includes previously unpublished writing by Rajni Shah as well as a new series of collaborative images made with Lucille Acevedo-Jones, Lucy Cash and Manuel Vason, and writing by Chris Goode and Mary Paterson. All texts and images are designed to illuminate both the core and outlying ideas explored in the performance installation Dinner with America and gently explore the question 'What does 'America' mean to us today?'

Each booklet includes a copy of the DVD of Three Short Films about Dinner with America by Lucy Cash featuring the films Voices in Transit: Amazing Grace (September 2007), Dinner with America (December 2007) and Uncertain Landmarks (March 2008).


Rajni Shah Theatre, 2008. Comprising: one book (40 pages) and DVD (27 minutes), 21 x 14 cm

ISBN: 978-1-907055-00-3

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