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Traces: Viewing and Responding to Contemporary Performance

Gattenhof, Sandra J. (2006) Traces: Viewing and Responding to Contemporary Performance. In Drama Australia National Conference - Turning the Tides, September 29 October 1, Sydney. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Haseman and O’Toole’s Elements of Drama have served drama educators well. They have formed the backbone for many responding activities in which students have viewed a live performance and then have been asked to write about how the elements work within a production.

What happens when you take students to see a production that is devoid of some elements, transmutes notions of time and place, fragments character and narrative? What framework can educators use to assist students to respond to a live work?

For me there are a number of key questions that we need to ask: What tools beyond the elements of drama can students use to analyse performance works? How can new performance forms be read? What lexicon can be used to discuss and debate contemporary performance forms? This paper will assist teachers and secondary drama educators, particularly those working within the frame of the redeveloped senior drama syllabus to understand and critique contemporary performance works through the use of an alternative analytical framework.

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ID Code: 7046
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: contemporary performance, performance analysis
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Sandra Gattenhof.
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:39

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