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The possibility for artistic practice to effectively catalyse and support wellness is a question of some urgency as more than 42 million people are currently living as refugees or internally displaced persons. This article explores resilience, the power of symbolic meaning-making and the scale of influence at the nexus of beauty and home relative to community performance.

Keywords: art; beauty; community performance; displacement; home; wellness

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Goddard College (Vermont) and Concordia University (Montreal).

Publication date: October 1, 2010

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  • Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream.
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