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Mor, Smadar; Shem-Tov, Naphtaly – Research in Drama Education, 2021
This paper presents the findings of aesthetic qualitative research conducted in Israel for the purpose of increasing the understanding of the reception process among kindergarten children (aged 5-6). The paper focuses on the link between Theatrical Communication, personal 'Cargo' young audiences 'carry' upon attending a theatrical event and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Learning Processes
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Alifuoco, Annalaura – Research in Drama Education, 2020
Within the framework of performance, affects have largely been invoked to explain embodied visceral responses to texts. What I propose here instead is to introduce the dimension of affect as a matter of form (Brinkema [2014]. "The Forms of the Affects." Durham, NC: Duke University Press). In other words, the formal composition of…
Descriptors: Performance, Emotional Experience, Guidelines, Emotional Response
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Hadley, Bree – Research in Drama Education, 2020
In this article, I propose that investigation of allies, ally skills, and allyship in disability arts is overdue. I articulate some of ways in which non-arts approaches to allyship need to be adapted to meet the needs of disabled artists, given the aesthetic as well as professional and social dimensions of allyship distinctive to disability arts.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Art, Artists, Aesthetics
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Gray, Julia – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Through this paper, I consider how we might be aesthetically and relationally accountable in creating research-informed theatre through the conceptual frame of an aesthetic of relationality, and in-depth considerations of the theoretical notions embodiment, imagination and foolishness (as vulnerability-bravery). Through the example of…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Dementia, Aesthetics, Imagination
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Blair, Kelsey – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This short essay uses James Thompson's aesthetics of care to examine 'Memory in Two Voices', a multi-vocal poetry performance about dementia by long-time lesbian partners Chris Morrissey and Bridget Coll. Noting how Chris and Bridget's years-long tenure in the Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders, an arts and performance group based in…
Descriptors: Memory, Aesthetics, Older Adults, Poetry
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Bora, Debajit – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This paper analyses the theatre experiments of Badungduppa theatre (Assam, India). This theatre group is made up of tribal 'Rabha' community actors, a director, and theatre workers, and it incorporates the forgotten aesthetics of the community into its theatre practice and actor training. Over time, the Rabha community has been exploited by the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Aesthetics, Theater Arts, Groups
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Liang, Peilin – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Through this reflection on ageing and occupationally damaged bodies in performance, I argue that a probody aesthetics is fundamental to generating and sustaining care in community-engaged theatre projects. Such aesthetics is concerned with adopting a body-centric approach to making community-engaged theatre and arts, which insists artistic…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Human Body, Aesthetics, Human Factors Engineering
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Marschall, Anika – Research in Drama Education, 2018
This article argues that in a society transformed by an increasing bureaucratic nexus of migration, artistic responses to political crises are particularly effective when working with institutions. To probe the prevalent discourse on the efficacy of performance art, the article interrogates "Grandhotel Cosmopolis" through a lens of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Migration, Political Issues, Theater Arts
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Zaroulia, Marilena – Research in Drama Education, 2018
Focusing on examples from theatre ("On the Move" festival, London International Festival of Theatre/Royal Court Theatre, London 2016), film (Gianfranco Rosi's "Fuoccoamare," 2016) and the visual arts (Ai Weiwei's "Safe Passage," Berlin 2016), this article proposes that in order to think through questions of efficacy…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Refugees, Performance, Coping
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Muehlemann, Nina – Research in Drama Education, 2018
Commissioned for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Kaite O'Reilly's play "In Water I'm Weightless" uses access aesthetics as well as content to interrogate the relationship between wholeness and disability. Featuring an entirely d/Deaf and disabled cast, the play provides a multitude of ways through which the performance can be…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Drama, Disabilities, Deafness
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Gibson, Janet Louise – Research in Drama Education, 2018
This article interrogates access through the lens of public autobiographical performances by people living with dementia who, not generally construed as subjects in Western cultures, rarely appear on public stages. This scarcity underscores a strong connection between access and subjectivity, as well as between access, political distributions of…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Dementia, Performance, Theater Arts
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Gallagher, Kathleen; Jacobson, Kelsey – Research in Drama Education, 2018
In this paper, the authors argue for novel, less mimetic, ways to harness "the real" in drama practices. They study particular youth theatre-making practices in a Toronto secondary classroom, both successes and failures, to make the case for an untethering of "the real" from realism's representational aesthetics. They further…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Theaters, Drama, Aesthetics
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Sadeghi-Yekta, Kirsten – Research in Drama Education, 2017
This article looks at the concept of "internationalised applied theatre" within Nicaraguan non-profit arts organisation Movimiento Teatro Popular Sin Fronteras (Movitep-SF). It examines the push-and-pull factors between local sovereignties and the international aid industry, and shows how this interaction occurs on a micro-level between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Drama, International Cooperation
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Chinyowa, Kennedy C.; Chivandikwa, Nehemiah – Research in Drama Education, 2017
This article focuses on how ableist discourses and practices seek to "normalize" the disabled body which is deemed to be "deviant". This leads to acts of normalization that expose disabled bodies to precarity, conceived here as the lived experience of marginalization, ostracism and vulnerability. Using the case study of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Disabilities, Social Bias
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Zervou, Natalie – Research in Drama Education, 2017
The financial crisis in Greece brought about significant changes in the sociopolitical and financial landscape of the country. Severe budget cuts imposed on the arts and performing practices have given rise to a new aesthetic which has impacted the themes and methodologies of contemporary productions. To unpack this aesthetic, I explore the ways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Factors, Social Problems, Political Issues
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