By (author) Petra Kuppers
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Community Performance by Petra Kuppers
Book DescriptionCommunity Performance: An Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible practice-based primer for students and practitioners of community arts, dance and theatre. It is both a classroom-friendly textbook and a handbook for the practitioner, perfectly answering the needs of a field where teaching is orientated around practice. Offering a toolkit for students interested in running community arts groups, this book includes: * international case-studies and first person stories by practitioners and participants * sample exercises, both practical and reflective * study questions * excerpts of illustrative material from theorists and practitioners. This book can be used as a standalone text or together with its companion volume, The Community Performance Reader, to provide an excellent introduction to the field of community arts practice. Petra Kuppers has drawn on her vast personal experience and a wealth of inspiring case studies to create a book that will engage and help to develop the reflective community arts practitioner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415392280
(245mm x 170mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Petra Kuppers
Studying Disability Arts and Culture, Hardback (October 2014)
In this practical introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers draws on a wide range of examples, exercises and activities to introduce the key artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Comprehensive and accessible, this is an essential handbook for anyone interested in the disabled body in performance.
Disability Culture and Community Performance, Paperback (July 2011)
Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture.
Community Performance Reader, Paperback (February 2007)
Brings together core writings and critical approaches to community performance work, presenting practices in the UK, US, Australia and beyond. This title combines classic writings from major theorists and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Paolo Freire, Dwight Conquergood and Jan Cohen Cruz, with commissioned essays.
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Offering a toolkit for students interested in running community arts groups, this book includes: international case-studies and first person stories by practitioners and participants; sample exercises, both practical and reflective; study questions; and, excerpts of illustrative material from theorists and practitioners.
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Author Biography - Petra Kuppers
Petra Kuppers is a community artist, a disability culture activist and Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge, 2003, and The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art, 2007.
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