Teaching Performance Studies

“ The book you hold in your hands recounts a wide variety of teaching methods , experiences , theories , and approaches . All of it fits under the big performance studies tent . ... An elusive , playful , embodied , multifaceted ...

Author: Nathan Stucky

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809324660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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An organized treatment of performance studies theory, practice and pedagogy. The 18 essays by scholars and educators seek to reflect the emergent and contested nature of performance studies, a field that looks at the broad range of human performance from everyday conversation to formal theatre.

The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

Performance and Pedagogy Fieldwork in the Performance Studies Classroom Learning Objectives and the. PART IV BRYANT KEITH ALEXANDER n Teaching Against the Grain : Texts for a Pedagogy of Possibility , Roger Simon ( 1992 ) offers a ...

Author: Judith A. Hamera

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929312

Category: Drama

Page: 554

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Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

significant, of course, is how to teach certain parts of theatre without access to these physical spaces or the things ... to rewrite and revise our approach to teaching theatre and performance studies, there are many new opportunities.

Author: Jeanmarie Higgins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000599299

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This collection of insightful essays gives teachers’ perspectives on the role of space and presence in teaching performance. It explores how the demand for remote teaching can be met while at the same time successfully educating and working compassionately in this most ‘live’ of disciplines. Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces reframes prevailing ideas about pedagogy in dance, theatre, and somatics and applies them to teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and remote situations. Case studies from instructors and professors provide essential, practical suggestions for remotely teaching a vast range of studio courses, including tap dance, theatre design, movement, script analysis, and acting, rendering this book an invaluable resource. The challenges that teachers are facing in the early twenty-first century are addressed throughout, helping readers to navigate these unprecedented circumstances whilst delivering lessons, guiding workshops, rehearsing, or even staging performances. This book is invaluable for dance and theatre teachers or leaders who work in the performing arts and related disciplines. It is also ideal for any professionals who need research-based solutions for teaching performance online.

Performance Theories in Education

His interests include postcolonial and performance theories; indigenous, Latino, and subaltern Educational studies; History of Education, and more generally, Social Foundations of Education. Judith Hamera is Professor of Communication ...

Author: Bryant Keith Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135616854

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity breaks new ground by presenting a range of approaches to understanding the role, function, impact, and presence of performance in education. It is a definitive contribution to a beginning dialogue on how performance, as a theoretical and pragmatic lens, can be used to view the processes, procedures, and politics of education. The conceptual framework of the volume is the editors' argument that performance and performativity help to locate and describe repetitive actions plotted within grids of power relationships and social norms that comprise the context of education and schooling. The book brings together performance studies and education researchers, teachers, and scholars to investigate such topics as: *the relationship between performance and performativity in pedagogical practice; *the nature and impact of performing identities in varying contexts; *cultural and community configurations that fall under the umbrella of teaching, education, and schooling; and *the hot button issues of educational policies and reform as performances. With the aim of developing a clearer understanding of the effect, affect, and role of performance in education, the volume provides a crucial starting point for discourse among theorists and teacher practitioners who are interested in understanding and acknowledging the politics of performance and the practices of performative social identities that always and already intervene in the educational endeavor.

Performance Studies

The site features: short videos where I discuss my approach to performance studies and explain key ideas; ... to stimulate critical thinking; sample syllabi; a wiki for instructors to exchange ideas about teaching performance studies.

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351978934

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 568

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Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook is a lively, accessible overview of the full range of performance, with primary extracts, student activities, key biographies, and over 200 images of global performance. The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. This fourth edition has been revised with two new chapters, up-to-date coverage of global and intercultural performances, and an in-depth exploration of the growing international importance of Performance Studies. Among the book’s topics are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games, social media, the performances of the paleolithic period, and the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, poststructuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy, and aesthetics. Performance Studies: An Introduction features the broadest and most in-depth analysis possible. Performance Studies: An Introduction is the definitive overview for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, the performing arts, and cultural studies. This new edition is also supported by a fully updated companion website, offering a variety of interactive resources, teaching tools, and research links.

Teaching Postdramatic Theatre

Aberystwyth: performance research Books. Grehan, helena. ... A performance Indicator of Teaching Quality in higher education: The Course experience Questionnaire. Studies in Higher education 16 (2): 129–150. rancière, Jacques. 1991.

Author: Glenn D'Cruz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319716855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

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This book explores the concept and vocabulary of postdramatic theatre from a pedagogical perspective. It identifies some of the major anxieties and paradoxes generated by teaching postdramatic theatre through practice, with reference to the aesthetic, cultural and institutional pressures that shape teaching practices. It also presents a series of case studies that identify the pedagogical fault lines that expose the power-relations inherent in teaching (with a focus on the higher education sector as opposed to actor training institutions). It uses auto-ethnography, performance analysis and critical theory to assist university teachers involved in directing theatre productions to deepen their understanding of the concept of postdramatic theatre.

Creating Performances for Teaching and Learning

Teaching is performance: Reconceptualizing a problematic metaphor. American Educational Research Journal, 31(1), 3–25. Pineau, E. L. (1995). Re-casting rehearsal: Making a case for production as research. Journal of the Illinois Speech ...

Author: Chris McRae

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319545615

Category: Education

Page: 187

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This book uses the metaphors of practice spaces and practice sessions to demonstrate the connection between creative and performance practices, and critical pedagogy. It offers a conceptual framework for using performance and creative practices as starting points for developing philosophies and practices of teaching that are grounded in aesthetic, creative, and critical approaches to education. The practice sessions for pedagogy presented include a range of creative endeavours, such as performance workshops, musical routines, crafting practices, and writing. By focusing on the critical function of creative practices, the book emphasizes the ways creativity can reveal the relationship between everyday acts, and social and cultural ideologies and structures. Creative practices also present the opportunity for imagining new, more socially just and inclusive, configurations of these relationships. This book is designed for teachers and students interested in critical pedagogy, performance, and creative educational practices.

International Performance Research Pedagogies

and potentials of embodied practice in teaching performance research in an international environment. All four essays depart from the premise that, in theatre and performance studies, a productive notion of mondialisation, ...

Author: Sruti Bala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319539430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

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This book offers a unique and much-needed interrogation of the broader questions surrounding international performance research which are pertinent to the present and the future of Theatre and Performance studies. Marking the completion of eight years of the Erasmus Mundus MA Programme in International Performance Research (MAIPR) - a programme run jointly by the universities of Warwick (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Helsinki/Tampere (Finland), Arts in Belgrade (Serbia), and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) - the essays in this volume take stock of the achievements, insights and challenges of what international performance research is or ought to be about. By reflecting on the discipline of Performance Studies using the MAIPR programme as a case study in point, the volume addresses the broader question of the critical link between the discipline of Performance Studies and humanities education in general, examining their interactions in the contemporary university in the context of globalisation.

The Rise of Performance Studies

... Henry Bial's Performance Studies Reader (2007), and Tracy Davis's Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies (2008); to 90–100 in Nathan Stucky and Cynthia Wimmer's Teaching Performance Studies (2002), Erin Striff's Performance ...

Author: J. Harding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230306059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

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Few individuals have positioned their work more controversially or consequently than Richard Schechner within the pivotal debates that define Performance Studies. The Rise of Performance Studies is the first collection of essays to critically examine the profound contributions that Schechner has made to Performance Studies as a discipline.