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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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Hutchison, Yvette; Ranford, Steve – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This article compares and analyses factors that impact when creating a network on both online and live networking platforms, designed as spaces for artistic and critical engagement both within Africa and beyond. As I draw on the African Womens' Playwright Network as my example, I consider how we can acknowledge the materiality of the processes and…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Analysis, Networks, Drama
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Diamond, Catherine – Research in Drama Education, 2019
In 2019, Artist Inc. and the Kinnari Ecological Theatre Project presented "Snow White and the Apple's Revenge" at the Likhandula Festival in Los Baños, the Philippines. Adapting the original Grimm version of the fairytale to challenge the validity of GM crops, it was presented in the town where the International Rice Research Institute…
Descriptors: Genetics, Food, Agronomy, Fairy Tales
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Zeng, Chenchen – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Drama education has grown enormously over the past few years with the interest and support of the People's Republic of China. This article describes the development of drama education in China due to the change of goverment's policy on the reformation of art education. Even though an increasing number of both schools and private companies start to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Art Education, Teacher Education
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Stedman, Molly – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Those who champion Inclusive Research techniques have often viewed the role of the 'sympathetic researcher' in studies that engage people with learning disabilities with suspicion. I argue that the rejection of this role is based on a simplistic view of empowerment, and risks reinforcing power hierarchies between researcher and subject. This…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Researchers, Empowerment
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Spowage, Poppy – Research in Drama Education, 2019
Despite a diverse and vibrant contemporary artistic scene, East Africa sees less international exposure than other regions on the continent; this article argues that a new approach to understanding the complexities and value of performance in the region is fundamental to developing the sector. East African Soul Train is a pop-up residency, which…
Descriptors: Performance, Foreign Countries, Artists, Cooperation
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