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ERIC Number: EJ1146154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
The Memory Ensemble: Improvising Connections among Performance, Disability, and Ageing
Dunford, Christine Mary; Yoshizaki-Gibbons, Hailee M.; Morhardt, Darby
Research in Drama Education, v22 n3 p420-426 2017
There is a recognised need for research that illuminates mutually beneficial connections among performance, ageing, disability theory, and praxis. One such project is the Memory Ensemble™, an improvisational theatre intervention for persons with early stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). This case study explores how the programme productively disrupts and expands notions of all three: performance, disability, and ageing. The mission of the Memory Ensemble is to improve the quality of life for persons living with ADRD through the intervention of improvisational performance; to investigate the benefits of this non-pharmacological intervention; and to translate these benefits to other communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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