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The art of careful listening : children as co-artists in the making of live performance

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2011) The art of careful listening : children as co-artists in the making of live performance. In Adams, Christine (Ed.) Spaces of Performance Drama Australia National Conference, 31 March to 2 April 2011, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth, WA.

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Abstract

Since 2007 Kite Arts Education Program (KITE), based at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), has been engaged in delivering a series of theatre-based experiences for children in low socio-economic primary schools in Queensland. The twelve-week workshop experience culminates in a performance developed by the children with the assistance of the teacher artists from KITE for their community and parents/carers in a peak community cultural institution. Using Wartella’s notion of the socially competent child this analysis interrogates the performance product Precious, child participation modes, the intersection between the professional artists, teacher artists and child artists and outcomes in terms of building capacities for the development of social competencies in children.

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ID Code: 41593
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: drama education, arts education, children's performance, aesthetics, social competencies
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Sandra Jane Gattenhof
Deposited On: 09 May 2011 10:44
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 11:22

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