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ERIC Number: EJ1184256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Creating Welcoming Spaces in the City: Exploring the Theory and Practice of 'Hospitality' in Two Regional Theatres
Turner-King, Rachel
Research in Drama Education, v23 n3 p421-437 2018
This paper explores the relationship between notions of 'access' and 'hospitality' by focusing on two practice-led research interventions conducted in two regional arts venues in the culturally and ethnically diverse city of Coventry, UK. By conceptualising Warwick Arts Centre and The Belgrade Theatre as potential sites of hospitality, I consider the ways they might offer young people spaces of access, conviviality, and belonging in this multicultural city. Drawing on Jacques Derrida's notion of 'conditional' and 'unconditional' hospitality, both cases offer examples of devised youth theatre practice that aimed to renegotiate the 'host/guest' binary towards more meaningful and convivial relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)