More than just audiences : Developing communitas and social inclusion through theatre participation for young people
Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2015) More than just audiences : Developing communitas and social inclusion through theatre participation for young people. In Schonmann, Shifra (Ed.) The Wisdom of the Many - Key Issues in Arts Education. Waxmann Verlagg GmbH, Munster, pp. 273-277.
In a Facebook conversation about theatre going by young people in Brisbane playwright Valerie Foley noted, “theatre in and of itself may not have the cultural value it once had”. This chapter explores how three Australian live theatre/performance events – World Theatre Festival (Brisbane 2011 and 2012), Backbone’s annual 2High Festival (Brisbane 2012) and Next Wave Festival (Melbourne 2012) - repositioned the value of live performing arts to develop social cohesion and wellbeing for young people. The chapter draws out how these performance events developed communitas (Turner 2012) for young audiences.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 3/2015|
|Keywords:||theatre, social inclusion, communitas, young people, audiences|
|Subjects:||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)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||© Waxmann Verlag GmbH 2015|
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|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2015 22:50|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2016 01:36|
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