Joy fear and poetry

Budd, Natasha (2013) Joy fear and poetry. [Performance]

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Joy Fear and Poetry is an original performance work written, designed and directed by Natasha Budd in collaboration with 15 performers aged 7-12 years. It was performed in Brisbane as part of La Boite Theatre’s 2013 Indie Season. The production employs contemporary performance, postdramatic and constructivist methodologies to make an intervention into habituated patterns of positioning children in society. It embodies a model of practice that moves beyond participant empowerment toward a more nuanced process of co-artists creating intersubjective ‘composite texts’ (McCall 2011) for mainstream audiences. Joy Fear and Poetry experiments with techniques for performance making that create conditions conducive to authentic theatre making with children. These focus on dramaturgical, directorial and design strategies harnessed to maintain the performers’ focus, motivation and cognitive engagement within a reflexive, collaborative process.

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ID Code: 76163
Item Type: Creative Work (Performance)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Sound Designer
  • Peter Nelson
  • Kris Plummer
Lighting Designer
  • Joel Redding
Head Vision and Sound
  • Ryan Mahony
  • Darcine Abbas, Ahmed Abdalla Gamar, Haley Billings, Elke Coulam, Rudy Coulam, Laurianne Gateka, Ashleigh Geissler, Glorious Irakada, David Ishimwe, Julia Jacobe, Dash Kruck, Eliachim Ndibaje, Kaito Nelson, Olivier Nsengiyumva, Andrew Thomson, Haniko Yates.
Assistant Director
  • Heather Fairbairn
  • Matt Seery, Chloe-Jayne Mitchell, Chrissy Alley and Cailin Adie
Stage Manager
  • Joe Diskett
Funders: QUT Creative Industries Faculty, La Boite Theatre Company, Allison Skifleet, Logan City Council , IKEA Logan, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Measurements or Duration: 60 minutes
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
The Loft QUT Creative Industries Precinct Kelvin Grove 2013-07-10 2013-07-20
Keywords: contemporary performance , theatre, child, postdramatic theatre, empowerment, co-artistry, Theatre for Children and Young People , authentic, childhood, constructivism, practice-led
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Natasha Budd
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 05:00

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