Arts activism, education, and therapies : transforming communities across Africa (Book, 2013) [University of KwaZulu-Natal Library]
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Arts activism, education, and therapies : transforming communities across Africa

Author: Hazel Barnes
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013.
Series: Matatu, 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Barnes
ISBN: 9789042038073 9042038071 9789401210546 9401210543
OCLC Number: 875151755
Description: xvi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arts for social change. Imagination and agency : facilitating social change through the visual arts / Kim Berman --
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 / Owen Seda and Nehemiah Chivandikwa --
Dance as a communication tool : addressing inter-generational trauma for a healthier psycho-social environment in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region of Africa / Théogène Niwenshuti --
Exploring conflict management strategies through applied drama : a Wits University case study / Kennedy Chinyowa --
Dancing drumming and drawing the unspeakable : an exploration of an arts-based programme as complementary interventions in the diversion of youth sex offenders / Kristy Errington, Sheri Errington, Helen Oosthuizen and Ntombifuthi Sangweni. --
Arts, Africa, and healing. Music, musicality, and musicking : between therapy and everyday life / Mercédès Pavlicevic --
Catharsis and critical reflection in IsiZulu prison theatre : a case study from Westville Correctional Facility in Durban / Christopher John --
In between activism and education : intervention theatre in Kenya / Christopher Odhiambo Joseph --
Washa Mollo : theatre as a milieu for conversations and healing / Sara Matchett and Makgathi Mokwena --
The Keep Them Safe 2010 Project : using story to structure a programme with sustainable impact for 7,000 children / Petro Janse van Vuuren --
Elephant in the theatre : the ethics and politics of narration in an international collaboration / Leigh Nudelman --
Supporting educators to support learners : an art counselling intervention with educators / Michelle Booth --
Performing cultural memory and the symbolic : the musical theatre traditions of the Basarwa in the Ghanzi District, Botswana --
Christine's Room : re/voicing the document / Myer Taub. --
Arts and aesthetics. Applied art is still art, and by any other name would smell as sweet / Lynn Dalrymple --
Dramatic art at the frontiers of ontology : reconsidering aesthetics / Emelda Ngofur Samba --
Postcards on the aesthetic of hope in applied theatre / Veronica Baxter --
Researching the theatricality and aesthetics of applied theatre / Emma Durden.
Series Title: Matatu, 44.
Responsibility: edited by Hazel Barnes.

Abstract:

"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"-- Back of cover.
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