Re-viewing an arts-in health process: For the Best

Walsh, Aylwyn and Ledgard, Anna (2013) Re-viewing an arts-in health process: For the Best. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance., 18 (3). pp. 216-229. ISSN 1356-9783

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2013.810923

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Abstract

This paper focuses on several images and metaphors from an artist residency at the Evelina Children’s Hospital and subsequent production at the Unicorn Theatre, For the Best. The intention is to consider how reflecting on an arts-based process with children on dialysis, and their school-mates can provide new ways of viewing performance outcomes. The narrative about a family’s struggle to manage with a young boy’s long term chronic illness under the shadow of death is both strange and familiar. The paper, authored by the project’s producer and a close collaborator on the project provides insight into Mark Storor’s delicate processes as a means of understanding the ways participation, partnerships, and learning through the project may be seen as examples of the ‘Uncanny’.

Additional Information:Published online: 01 Aug 2013
Keywords:Arts in Health, Mark Storor, arts-in-health, uncanny, For the Best, renal unit
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W490 Drama not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
ID Code:9765
Deposited On:07 Jun 2013 16:19

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