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Hatton, Nicola – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This article considers the type of attention that is particular to creative partnerships between performance practitioners and care homes. Drawing on the author's practice, and the work of Manchester-based company "Small Things", it advocates for 'slower collaborations' which take account of the individual qualities of a care community.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention, Performance, Drama
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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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Kenworth, James – Research in Drama Education, 2019
"Dementia's Journey" explores the year-long process of a playwright working with a charity and its partners in writing a play focussing on experiences of dementia in a South Asian community, and how the need to tell an emotionally engaging and resonant story is balanced with the requirement to raise awareness of the issues involved. It…
Descriptors: Dementia, Drama, Asians, Older Adults
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Henderson, Julia – Research in Drama Education, 2019
The autobiographical shows "The Waiting Room" (by John Mann and Morris Panych), and "Sonic Elder" (by Vancouver's The Chop Theatre), both featured performers with dementia or marked age-related memory loss who performed rock music live on stage. These professional Canadian productions used a dramaturgical approach…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Performance, Dementia
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Taylor, Nicky – Research in Drama Education, 2019
A reflection on the process that led to the development of dementia friendly theatre performances at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) including the vital involvement of people living with dementia as creative consultants. This article outlines the inspiration behind such performances, the steps required to make the necessary…
Descriptors: Dementia, Theater Arts, Drama, Performance
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Hepplewhite, Kay – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This article explores the practices of three young artist/facilitators, illustrating how they use their own age identity to develop expertise in working with older people in residential care homes. A research process of reflective dialogues reveals that they respond to the arts and drama-based workshop practices at creative ageing organisation…
Descriptors: Artists, Facilitators (Individuals), Older Adults, Residential Care
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Dunn, Julie; Balfour, Michael; Moyle, Wendy – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This paper reports on a mixed methods project entitled "Playful Engagement" aimed at improving the quality of life (QoL) of individuals living with dementia through engagement with two relational clowns. Analysis of the quantitative data was unable to identify QoL improvements, whilst the qualitative data revealed positive affective…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Dementia, Older Adults, Psychological Patterns
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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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Malone, Niamh; Miles, Donna – Research in Drama Education, 2019
'Dis-identifications from dominant models of subject-formation can be productive and creative' (Braidotti 2013, 167). This problematises applied theatre practices informed by received understandings of dementia, and their implications for memory and identity. "Forgotten Futures"(2017) and "Never-Ending Story" (2016-ongoing)…
Descriptors: Drama, Dementia, Memory, Older Adults
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Lloyd, Jayne – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Walking by those living with dementia is often pathologically labelled 'wandering', an act lacking a clear purpose or destination. Walking in this context is not widely understood or valued, except as physical exercise. Drawing on walking performances by other artists and the author's own arts-based research, during which she walked outdoors and…
Descriptors: Dementia, Artists, Performance, Physical Activities
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Teruel, Tomás Motos; Alfonso-Benlliure, Vicente; Fields, Donna Lee – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This study examines how young adults experience theatre and how this activity impacts their personal development. A total of 305 subjects, between 14 and 29 years old, completed the 'Theatre and me' (T&Y) battery of questions. Correlation and variance analysis were conducted considering age and gender. Older subjects reported that…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Individual Development
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Kelman, Dave – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This case study of a community youth theatre project interweaves reflective descriptions of practice, data excerpts and analysis to examine young people's exploration of cultural identity through theatre in a regional city in Australia. The process undertaken to create this work is theorised in relation to concepts of cultural difference and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Cultural Background
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Prendergast, Monica; Shenfield, Robyn – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This essay presents a small-scale interview study interested in finding out how experienced secondary level drama teachers responded to their reading of a newly developed curriculum in performance studies. The curriculum was developed with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Victoria…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Secondary School Teachers, Art Teachers
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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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Casteleyn, Jordi – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Students in secondary education often suffer from public speaking stress, but formal education does not provide any means to support the battle with this anxiety. This study aims at decreasing public speaking stress and increasing public speaking competence via an innovative intervention program that is rooted in the principles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Public Speaking, Stress Management
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