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ERIC Number: EJ829609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Dancing with Lassitude: A Dramaturgy from Limbo
Grace, Alicia
Research in Drama Education, v14 n1 p15-29 Feb 2009
To perform from a state of lassitude is to reside on the edge of action. Like the limbo, the dance of lassitude is a negotiation between confinement and mobility. But edges, middle spaces and absences can be undesirable, stigmatised terrain in performance: the prompter hides the absence of speech whilst cloaked by the proscenium wings, the walk-on players go unpaid, and the in-action of the unemployed actor is euphemised as "resting". This paper attempts to uncloak the stigma of the unseen and explores places where resting, slowness and anchorage can provide possibilities for a disability dramaturgy, which pushes beyond a desire for access into mainstream intelligibilities. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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