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ERIC Number: EJ1164514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Performance Art at the Campusphere: Pedagogical Experiments On-Site
Ben-Shaul, Daphna
Research in Drama Education, v23 n1 p73-90 2018
Following a unique practice and research laboratory entitled "Performance: Site/Self" that took place in 2013-2015, this article discusses the implementation of performance art at an academic site--the Tel Aviv University campus. This pedagogical and artistic initiative, characterised by the transgressive pedagogy of performance art applied to site-specific performance, broadens the site's primary educational function and reframes it as a relational and polemic space. As an alternative to the habitual organisation of disciplinary knowledge, the campus is recast as a "campusphere" through imaginative performative actions. Through the personal and critical situations created, the academic site functions as a surrounding for subjective experiences; as a social and economical structure; and as a space charged with local histories, identity politics, and collective memories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel (Tel Aviv)
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