Tag: Arts Education

Intercultural theatre approach in applied theatre: A multi-case study approach in Las Ranas and TYPT: 05

Hong Kong Masters and PhD Theses, General Theatrical Skills, Elderly, Drama Education, Women, Youth / Adolescents, Community Theatre, Theatre Games|

Identity is to be different from other people but that self-definition is not recognized by others all the time. Globalization and the standardization of the diversity of culture in terms of a ‘melting pot’ is a cause from concern. This research aims to explore how intercultural theatre approaches can be used in applied theatre in the community, in a diversity of cultural settings by two case studies, Case study 1 - Las Ranas in Spiral and Case study 2 - TYPT: 05 in Talawa. The research data was collected by four methods: participant and non-participant observation, semi-structured interview and questionnaire. The result will show that the participants responded positively during working with diverse cultures. There were no insurmountable obstacles or barriers between each participant with regard to cultural and language differences. While no one tradition can link all those differences, and an intercultural theatre approach could provide diverse cultures with a platform for developing an individual’s potential. That fulfills the objective of applied theatre that it raises up the awareness, and empowers the participants. In conclusion, there is an interrelationship between an intercultural theatre approach and applied theatre.

The Praxes and Challenges in Cultivating Applied Theatre Practitioners in Taiwan: Using the Creative Applied Drama Practicum Curriculum as an Example | DaTEAsia Vol. 6

Applied Theatre Theory, Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), Applied Theatre Research|

This article discusses the rationales behind the design and implementation of the creative applied drama practicum curriculum in the Department of Drama Creation and Application (DDCA) at National University of Tainan (NUTN) as a case of nurturing applied theatre practitioners. It examines what effects and impacts students’ practicum in the form of community practices have on both the students themselves and the communities involved. The paper also analyses how the political economy and the culture of Taiwan interplays with the development of applied drama. It draws extensively from notions of ethics of care, relational aesthetics, dialogical creative theories and service learning to investigate how the design and implementation of the course has put theories into practice. Through the sharing of the curriculum practices, the paper attempts to invite and inspire more creative applied drama practices in Asia and around the globe.

Looking Yonder: a Model of Arts Engagement with Teacher Artists and Professional Artists in Queensland Schools | DaTEAsia Vol. 4

Children / Toddlers, Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), Drama Education|

Since 2007 Kite Arts Education Program (KITE), based at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), has been engaged in delivering a series of theatre-based experiences for children in low socio-economic primary schools in Queensland. KITE @ QPAC is an early childhood arts initiative of The Queensland Department of Education that is supported by and located at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. KITE delivers relevant contemporary arts education experiences for Prep to Year 3 students and their teachers across Queensland. The theatre-based experiences form part of a three year artist-in-residency project titled Yonder that includes performances developed by the children with the support and leadership of Teacher Artists from KITE for their community and parents/carers in a peak community cultural institution. This paper provides an overview of the Yonder model and unpacks some challenges in activating the model for schools and cultural organisations.

What Artistic, Pedagogic and Therapeutic Challenges can Arise with a Community Based Theatre Project?|DaTEAsia Vol. 3

Applied Theatre Practice, Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), Community Theatre, Applied Theatre Research|

This paper focuses on and discusses the strategies to solve different Artistic, Pedagogic and Therapeutic challenges in a staged musical based on local life, language and history with a diversity of people in a small town in Norway. Using a graphic model comprised of three intersecting circles, where each circle represents the Artistic, Pedagogic or Therapeutic challenge, I analyze both the overlapping and the distinct areas where these challenges occur. This analysis covers the process from the project’s inception through to the fnal performance.

Children Create Their Own Drama with the Help of the Teacher: An Action Research on the Curriculum Implementation of Theme-Integrated Drama in Preschools in the Mainland China|DaTEAsia Vol. 3

Children / Toddlers, Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), Drama Education, Applied Theatre Research|

The action research conducted here on the curriculum implementation of Theme-integrated Drama in preschools in the Mainland China aims to find out how, with the guidance of the teacher, children create their own drama works by integrating their experience in drama expression, drama creation and drama performance. To implement the curriculum, different themed drama activities are often designed for different age groups; for example, “Trees and Birds” for the class of five to six year olds. Such activities include three phases. In the phase of drama expression, children in particular roles have an opportunity to express their views of the surrounding world. Then the children are encouraged to create plots and scenes around a conflict where their role is dramatized, and then to discover and solve problems. This is the phase of drama creation. In the last phase, previously acquired experience in drama expression and drama creation are integrated into the drama performance. Through that experience children gain a sense of accomplishment when presenting their own drama works in front of the audience.

Drama Appreciation in Children Aesthetic Education: A Case Study on Creative Drama|DaTEAsia Vol. 2

Applied Theatre Practice, Children / Toddlers, Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), Drama Education, Applied Theatre Research|

A case study adopted to investigate a teaching artist’s implementation of integrating creative drama as teaching strategies into the aesthetic education to promote drama appreciation in kindergarten. The purposes of the research included the exploration in the application of drama strategies in education curriculum, the feasibility on the usage of creative drama in inducing drama appreciation, and the resulting learning outcomes on students.

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