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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance

Volume One – Mainland Europe, North and Latin America, Southern Africa, and Australia and New Zealand

Edited by: Tim Prentki , Ananda Breed

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815359654
eBook ISBN: 9781351120142
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351120142
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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and practical politics of applied performance, both in the academy and beyond.

These volumes offer insights from within and beyond the sphere of English-speaking scholarship, curated by regional experts in applied performance. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the dominant preoccupations of performance in specified regions, enhanced by contextual framing. From the dis(h)arming of the human body through dance in Colombia to clowning with dementia in Australia, via challenges to violent nationalism in the Balkans, transgender performance in Pakistan and resistance rap in Kashmir, the essays, interviews and scripts are eloquent testimony to the courage and hope of people who believe in the power of art to renew the human spirit.

Students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, cultural anthropologists and activists will benefit from the opportunities to forge new networks and develop in-depth comparative research offered by this bold, global project.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Identifying and understanding the notion of quality within an applied theatre project designed to playfully engage people living with dementia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Repairing the evil Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Taurima Vibes Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Small acts at the margins Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The art of listening in prison Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Performing the otherness Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The bridge to hope Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Theatre against violence, action in classrooms Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Interview with Vladimir Krušić Download PDF
Chapter  10:  In search of polyphonic concepts of participatory theatre and art for social change Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Giving voice to the voiceless Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Examining the ethics of research-based theatre through Contact!Unload  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  We are here Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Applied performance practices of therapeutic clowns Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Playback Theatre conductor as ritual guide Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Theatre to address social justice issues with gatekeepers in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Tensions of engagement Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Questioning social justice Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Timely homecomings Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The arrivals legacy process Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Applying Hamilton  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The body, women, and performance art in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Dance as a tool for the construction of peace and identity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  We play as we mean to resist Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Communal living culture Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Latent conflict or latency in conflict Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The community and its gaze Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Three community experiences and a resignation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Romio ndi Julieti (Romeo and Juliet) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Rituals (2010) as a counter narrative of healing and reconciliation in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Dear Mr Government Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Applied performance as a space to address issues affecting girls and young women in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Applied arts in business contexts Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Realistic art and the creation of artistic truth Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Artistic creation and participation in Portugal and Brazil  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Core of Nordic applied theatre Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Youth transformation in search of freedom Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Legami in spazi aperti (Bonds in Open Spaces)  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Exploring dramaturgy in participatory refugee theatre as a dialogical art practice Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The right artistic solution is just the beginning Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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