Teaching Performance Studies

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.

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 theory in an anthropology program . In N. Stucky & C. Wimmer ( Eds . ) , Teaching performance studies ( pp . 85-97 ) .

Author: Judith A. Hamera

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929312

Category: Drama

Page: 554

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Teaching Theatre Today Pedagogical Views of Theatre in Higher Education

Some theatre departments now offer specific training, courses, and degree programs ... A fourth approach involves the development of Performance Studies, ...

Author: A. Fliotsos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230100862

Category: Education

Page: 283

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Through thirteen essays, Teaching Theatre Today addresses the changing nature of educational theory, curricula, and teaching methods in theatre programs of colleges and universities of the United States and Great Britain.

Performance Studies

As an academic field of research and teaching, performance studies is about 50 years old.1 Although analysis of on-stage performance, such as in a theatre ...

Author: Bryan Reynolds

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137463159

Category: Art

Page: 340

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In a series of short, engaging essays, an international team of distinguished scholars introduces students to 34 key topics seen as paramount to the future of performance studies. In doing so they contribute to the wide-ranging, adventurous and conscientious nature that makes performance studies such an innovative, valuable and exciting field.

Performance Studies

... where I discuss my approach to performance studies and explain key ideas; ... 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.

The Rise of Performance Studies

The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction (2002) marks, ... as part of a roundtable on approaches to teaching performance studies, ...

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.

Teaching Postdramatic Theatre

Aberystwyth: performance research Books. ... Studies in Higher education 16 (2): 129–150. rancière, Jacques. 1991. ... In Teaching Performance Studies, ed.

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

Critical performative pedagogy: Fleshing out the politics of liberatory education. In N. Stucky & C. Wimmer (Eds.), Teaching performance studies (pp.

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

the university as an autonomous public sphere, to resist the pressure to 'perform' and thereby conform to the commodification of higher education under what ...

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.

Improvisation and Music Education

In the introduction to their edited collection Teaching Performance Studies, Nathan Stucky and Cynthia Wimmer point out that “over the past three decades, ...

Author: Ajay Heble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317569930

Category: Music

Page: 294

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This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can help teachers and students to communicate more effectively; how it can break down damaging ideological boundaries between classrooms and communities; and how it can help students become more thoughtful, engaged, and activist global citizens. In the last two decades, a growing number of music educators, music education researchers, musicologists, cultural theorists, creative practitioners, and ethnomusicologists have suggested that a greater emphasis on improvisation in music performance, history, and theory classes offers enormous potential for pedagogical enrichment. This book will help educators realize that potential by exploring improvisation along a variety of trajectories. Essays offer readers both theoretical explorations of improvisation and music education from a wide array of vantage points, and practical explanations of how the theory can be implemented in real situations in communities and classrooms. It will therefore be of interest to teachers and students in numerous modes of pedagogy and fields of study, as well as students and faculty in the academic fields of music education, jazz studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, cultural studies, and popular culture studies.

Performance Theories in Education

community; her work has appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly, Cul— tural Studies, Theatre Drama Review, and Theatre Topics.

Author: Bryant Keith Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135616861

Category: Education

Page: 456

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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.

Teaching Performance A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Cambridge: Polity. Barolsky, Daniel. 2008. Embracing Imperfection in Benno Moiseiwitsch's prelude to Chopin. Music Performance Research 2:48–60.

Author: Jeffrey Swinkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319125145

Category: Education

Page: 229

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How can the studio teacher teach a lesson so as to instill refined artistic sensibilities, ones often thought to elude language? How can the applied lesson be a form of aesthetic education? How can teaching performance be an artistic endeavor in its own right? These are some of the questions Teaching Performance attempts to answer, drawing on the author's several decades of experience as a studio teacher and music scholar. The architects of absolute music (Hanslick, Schopenhauer, and others) held that it is precisely because instrumental music lacks language and thus any overt connection to the non-musical world that it is able to expose essential elements of that world. More particularly, for these philosophers, it is the density of musical structure—the intricate interplay among purely musical elements—that allows music to capture the essences behind appearances. By analogy, the author contends that the more structurally intricate and aesthetically nuanced a pedagogical system is, the greater its ability to illuminate music and facilitate musical skills. The author terms this phenomenon relational autonomy. Eight chapters unfold a piano-pedagogical system pivoting on the principle of relational autonomy. In grounding piano pedagogy in the aesthetics of absolute music, each domain works on the other. On the one hand, Romantic aesthetics affords pedagogy a source of artistic value in its own right. On the other hand, pedagogy concretizes Romantic aesthetics, deflating its transcendental pretentions and showing the dichotomy of absolute/utilitarian to be specious.

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies

Text and Performance Quarterly 25.4 (2005): 297Á314. Giroux, Henry A., and Patrick ... Education and Cultural Studies: Toward a Performative Practice.

Author: Bruce Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This collection brings together scholarship and creative writing that brings together two of the most innovative fields to emerge from critical and cultural studies in the past few decades: Disability studies and performance studies. It draws on writings about such media as live performance art, photography, silent film, dance, personal narrative and theatre, using such diverse perspectives and methods as queer theory, gender, feminist, and masculinity studies, dance studies, as well as providing first publication of creative writings by award-winning poets and playwrights. This book was based on a special issue of Text and Performance Quarterly.

Research Methodologies for Drama Education

Teaching Performance Studies , USA : Southern Illinois Press , pp ix - xii ( Schechner problematises the notion of performance and well as discussing ...

Author: Judith Ackroyd

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 1858563232

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Drama education has been lacking a research methodology. This much needed text provides models constructed by leading researchers in the field and presented at the International Drama in Education Research Institute Conference in 2004. Each chapter in this collection from across the Anglophone world describes a different research methodology. It explains how the methodology was applied to the practice and outlines how teachers and other researchers can employ it in their own contexts. Led by the editor's chapter on the context of research, the contributions include: The Process of Institute Research Stations by Philip Taylor The Reflective Practitioner by Jonothan Neelands Critical Ethnography by Kathleen Gallagher Narrative Inquiry by Bellarie Zatzman A case study by Joe Winston Performance Ethnography by Jane Bacon Post-structuralist Deconstruction by Ian McCormick Feminist Methodology by Sharon Grady The book will be essential reading for research students and teachers because it provides models and approaches that connect with the immediacy of their practice.

Embodied Performance as Applied Research Art and Pedagogy

Critical Performance Pedagogy: Fleshing Out the Politics of Liberatory Education. In N. Stucky & C. Wimmer (Eds.), Teaching Performance Studies (pp. 41–54).

Author: Julie-Ann Scott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319636610

Category: Education

Page: 211

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This book follows a physically disabled researcher's journey from stigmatized embodiment on her way to creating accessible storytelling performances. These unique performances function not only as traditional, peer-reviewed forms of critical qualitative research, but also as ‘narrative teaching productions’ that guide students and their audiences in the pursuit of social justice and equality. The book begins by developing the author's personal standpoint, and provides an evocative discussion of the multiple perceptions and identities experienced by those with disabled bodies. It negotiates how performance research can be created and conducted within the confines of course learning objectives, moves through complications encountered in research design and data collection, and explores a range of insightful responses from community members, social activists, and performance critics, as well as more traditional academic audiences. Critical autoethnographic personal narratives, performance scripts, and poetry are used to illuminate struggles over legitimate methodological practice and storytelling performance pedagogy. Each chapter confronts the fear of mortality that presses us to stigmatize those who remind us of our inescapably vulnerable embodiments and offers hope for an inclusive, adaptable culture. The book will be compelling reading for scholars in Performance Studies, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, Narrative Methodology, Ethnography, Higher Education, Autoethnography, Creative Nonfiction and everyone interested embodiment and/or storytelling for social change. Please visit www.uncwstorytelling.org/chapter-summaries-1 to access supplementary material for the book.

A Century of Communication Studies

“Performing the Mystory: A Textshop in Autoperformance.” In Teaching Performance Studies, edited by Nathan Stucky and Cynthia Wimmer, 161–174.

Author: Pat J. Gehrke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134062799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.

The Art of University Teaching

Performance Studies: Interventions and Radical Research.” The Drama Review 46:2 (2002), 146. 2 Ibid. 146 3 Ibid, 146. 4 Andrew Hill. “Writing the Visual.

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550594119

Category: Education

Page: 226

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A typical workday for a university professor might include addressing 400 first-year students in a huge lecture auditorium, and—in the same day—coaching a single, nervous, and uncertain doctoral student who is struggling to complete her dissertation. (Don’t even ask about the research, writing, and committee meetings.) As this professor, you might cope by figuring out lessons and sessions on the fly, or you might dig into memories of what you learned from your own teachers. Over the years, university students have shown that they need to learn and communicate in a variety of ways, and with a range of new technology. Professors must adapt to this environment and continue to mentor well-prepared, analytical students by being inspired and inspiring teachers. In these essays, the contributors trace the many ways that professors have achieved excellence. New university professors will find guidance and insight in these essays, which also contain reflections by university students. What skills and knowledge did they learn? How did their values and beliefs transform? At the end of their degree, were they same people that they were upon university entrance?

Performance Studies in Canada

The primary pedagogical result of my teaching, performance, and directing of on love was that the Performance Creation course and the actual production ...

Author: Laura Levin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773549876

Category: Performing Arts


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Since its inception as an institutionalized discipline in the United States during the 1980s, performance studies has focused on the interdisciplinary analysis of a broad spectrum of cultural behaviours including theatre, dance, folklore, popular entertainments, performance art, protests, cultural rituals, and the performance of self in everyday life. Performance Studies in Canada brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the national emergence of performance studies as a field in Canada. To date, no systematic attempts has been made to consider how this methodology is being taught, applied, and rethought in Canadian contexts, and Canadian performance studies scholarship remains largely unacknowledged within international discussions about the discipline. This collection fills this gap by identifying multiple origins of performance studies scholarship in the country and highlighting significant works of performance theory and history that are rooted in Canadian culture. Essays illustrate how specific institutional conditions and cultural investments – Indigenous, francophone, multicultural, and more – produce alternative articulations of “performance” and reveal national identity as a performative construct. A state-of-the-art work on the state of the field, Performance Studies in Canada foregrounds national and global performance knowledge to invigorate the discipline around the world.