This colloquium will address the following key question:
Why create and perform research-based theatre and what is its relevance to education?
Experienced researchers and writers of research-based theatre Richard Sallis and Jane Bird will discuss their work in various educational settings addressing the following key points:
- How research-based theatre, also known as ‘performed research’ or ‘performance ethnography’, can disseminate formal research findings through an accessible and social form of presentation to a broader community than standard academic outputs;
- The ways in which theatre performance has the capacity to communicate the findings in cognitive, emotional and embodied ways to various audiences and for differing purposes;
- How the artistic form of theatre and its conventions are manipulated to engage and focus viewers on the complexities of research findings.
When: Wed 16th August, 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: studioFive, Level 5, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Melbourne University
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