Live and analogue : Theatre as a practice of social inclusion

Gattenhof, Sandra (2015) Live and analogue : Theatre as a practice of social inclusion. Drama Australia Monograph Series, 9. Drama Australia, Brisbane, QLD.

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This monograph argues for a repositioning of theatre as an antidote to the negative effects of the reduction of live social interaction among the current generation of young people. It argues for a repositioned valuing of the role that live performing arts can play in the development of social cohesion and well-being with young people. Highlighted therefore is an emphasis on developing ‘communitas’ or ‘collective joy’ (Turner, 2012) for young audiences. Using the lens of social acupuncture (O’Donnell, 2006) the monograph explores how two Australian live theatre or performance events – The Walking Neighbourhood and 지하 Underground – foreground inclusionary audience experiences. It concludes with a challenge to drama teachers, theatre makers, arts researchers, arts programmers and performance venue managers regarding how they might view their young audiences as more than just a marketing demographic and income stream, by providing new platforms for young people’s social cohesion and well-being.

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ID Code: 85350
Item Type: Book
Keywords: audience enfranchisement, social acupuncture, social inclusion, communitas, theatre audiences, young audiences, theatre participation
ISBN: 9780958755122
ISSN: 2204-0730
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 > 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: Copyright Sandra Gattenhof 2015
Copyright Statement: The moral rights of the author have been asserted. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any from or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Drama Australia, or as expressly permitted by law, by license, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organisation. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside the scope of the above [Drama Australia PO Box 1510 Stafford QLD 4053 AUSTRALIA]should be sent to the Director of Publications, drama Australia at the address above. You must not circulate this work in any other form and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer.
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2015 23:08
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 22:00

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