Barnes Hazel

Arts Activism, Education, and Therapies.

Transforming Communities Across Africa

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    Edité par Barnes Hazel
    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
    Distributeur Association de Boccard

    This second volume of research emanating from Drama for Life, University of the Witwatersrand, explores the transformative and healing qualities of the arts in South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. Essays on arts for social change illuminate the difficulties of conflict-resolution (in war-scarred countries, tertiary institutions, and child-offender programmes) to promote broader understanding of diversity and difference. Further essays focus on arts and healing, in which music therapy diagnoses, repairs, sustains, and enhances collective health. Intervention theatre – in prisons, fieldwork, and the ethics and politics of storytelling – is examined as a basis for collaboration with children and youth. The musical theatre traditions of Botswana’s San people are investigated, as well as the benefits of arts counselling with educators to alleviate psycho-social stress in classrooms. Important insights are provided into ways of applying the arts and raise questions of ethics, effectiveness, and apposite usage. Also treated is the role of aesthetics in the effectiveness of art, particularly in social contexts. Included are overviews of the ways in which the aesthetics of drama have changed over the past four decades and of the cohesive potential of the arts. How can arts practitioners engage in inter-cultural dialogue to facilitate healing? The energy and inventiveness of the playful mode engender new ways of contending with social issues, whereby the focus is on how theatre affects an audience and on how communication in applied theatre and drama can reach audiences more effectively. These essays provide an insight into the application of the arts for transformation across Africa. Through their juxtaposition in this volume they speak to the variety and purposes of arts approaches and offer fresh perspectives on and to the field.

    Contents Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables Introduction Arts For Social Change Kim Berman: Imagination and Agency: Facilitating Social Change through the Visual Arts Owen Seda And Nehemiah Chivandikwa: Theatre in Combat with Violence: The University of Zimbabwe Department of Theatre Arts and Amani Trust Popular Travelling Theatre Project on Political Violence and Torture – Some Basic and Non-Basic Contradictions Théogène Niwenshuti: Dance as a Communication Tool: Addressing Inter-Generational Trauma for a Healthier Psycho-Social Environment in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region of Africa Kennedy Chinyowa: Exploring Conflict Management Strategies through Applied Drama: A Wits University Case Study Kristy Errington, Sheri Errington, Helen Oosthuizen and Ntombifuthi Sangweni: Dancing Drumming and Drawing the Unspeakable: An Exploration of an Arts-Based Programme as Complementary Interventions in the Diversion of Youth Sex Offenders Arts, Africa, And Healing Mercédès Pavlicevic: Music, Musicality, and Musicking: Between Therapy and Everyday Life Christopher John: Catharsis and Critical Reflection in IsiZulu Prison Theatre: A Case Study from Westville Correctional Facility in Durban Christopher Odhiambo: In Between Activism and Education: Intervention Theatre in Kenya Sara Matchett and Makgathi Mokwena: Washa Mollo: Theatre as a Milieu for Conversations and Healing Petro Janse van Vuuren: The Keep Them Safe 2010 Project: Using Story to Structure a Programme with Sustainable Impact for 7,000 Children Leigh Nudelman: Elephant in the Theatre: The Ethics and Politics of Narration in an International Collaboration Michelle Booth: Supporting Educators to Support Learners: An Art Counselling Intervention with Educators conni e rapoo: Performing Cultural Memory and the Symbolic: The Musical Theatre Traditions of the Basarwa in the Ghanzi District, Botswana Myer Taub: Christine’s Room: Re/Voicing the Document Arts And Aesthetics Lynn Dalrymple: Applied Art Is Still Art, and By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet Emelda Ngofur Samba: Dramatic Art at the Frontiers of Ontology: Reconsidering Aesthetics Veronica Baxter: Postcards on the Aesthetic of Hope in Applied Theatre Emma Durden: Researching the Theatricality and Aesthetics of Applied Theatre Notes on Contributors Onomastic Index Notes for Contributors

    Hazel Barnes is a retired Head of Drama and Performance Studies at the University of KwaZulu–Natal, where she is a Senior Research Associate. Her research interests lie in the field of applied drama, including the contexts of interculturalism and post-traumatic stress.

    Livre Relié
    Date de parution 2014-07-07
    Nbr Pages Rom XVI
    Nbr Pages Arabes 308
    Collection Matatu - Journal for African Culture and Society
    ISBN 13 978-90-420-3807-3
    Type Nom