Big clumsy feet stomping all over: shame, caution and fear in performance for peace building
Author: Dennis, Rea
Source: Studies in Theatre & Performance, Volume 29, Number 1, February 2009 , pp. 53-66(14)
Abstract:This article examines some of the tensions implicit in performing in peace contexts. Drawing on the community-based performance form playback theatre, the article interrogates the (citizen) artist/performer within the demands of improvised performance. The article investigates the demands on the actor in a practice context that features refugee and asylum-seeker audience members/participants: the way in which performative risk, the risk of intimacy, the risk of getting it wrong and the risk of shaming self and other are considered in light of the challenges associated with the specificity of the ethnicity, cultural context/s, values and protocols of these audiences.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-02-01
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