Devising in the Rhizome: the 'sensational' body in drama education and research

Perry, M. (2011) Devising in the Rhizome: the 'sensational' body in drama education and research. Applied Theatre Researcher, 2011(12), p1.

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Abstract

This article investigates the possibilities of embodied inquiry and representation occurring through a theatre devising process with youth. Contemporary theatre methods, along with post-structural and performance theory, inform an alternative approach to dominant constructions of drama and theatre practices in education. The student in this project is considered a learning self in motion (Ellsworth 2005); the process and analysis taken up acknowledge the body as an emerging, phenomenological and relational corporeality. Exploring a sensational and rhizomatic approach to practice and research, this project loosens the body from the representational paradigm dominating applied theatre research, and brings it to the centre of the pedagogical and analytical endeavour.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perry, Dr Mia
Authors: Perry, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Applied Theatre Researcher
Publisher:Intellect Ltd.
ISSN:2049-3010
ISSN (Online):2049-3029

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