From tableaux to impro - a pedagogy for alternative narrative constructions

Carless, Victoria (2009) From tableaux to impro - a pedagogy for alternative narrative constructions. NJ Drama Australia Journal, 32 (1). pp. 55-64.

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This article explores the outcomes of a recent study at James Cook University in which alternate pathways for improvisation were examined with an emphasis on the form's narrative-building potentialities. The study found correlations between students' process outcomes and a particular Invisiblist theatre aesthetic privileging an otherness of form, character and language, offering up exciting new possibilities for performance making. This article considers some of the key influences in this work, documents key moments in the study and, in outlining the discoveries made, opens up some new possibilities for drama practitioners in schools and community settings in the use of improvisatory techniques in their practice.

Item ID: 11277
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1445-2294
Keywords: pedagogy; narrative constructions; drama; Australia
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 06:26
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) @ 100%
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