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An experiment in integration : working with "Youth at-risk" in performative style drama therapy at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development (Concordia University)

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An experiment in integration : working with "Youth at-risk" in performative style drama therapy at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development (Concordia University)

Bangham, Nicola (2000) An experiment in integration : working with "Youth at-risk" in performative style drama therapy at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development (Concordia University). Other thesis, Concordia University.

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This paper presents the experience of two adolescents, traditionally labeled as "youth at-risk", involved in the collaboration of a public performance rising out of Performative Style Drama Therapy Process. This unique project combines the creativity and dedication of several groups of people including adults living with mental handicaps (the primary participants), University Creative Arts Therapists and the two so-called youth at-risk or whom we call "Cry Arts Apprentices". The focus is on the journey of the apprentices. The process is explored at several levels. The paper begins with a brief historical and factual overview of the phenomenon of Performative Style Drama Therapy and how it is approached at The Centre for the Arts in Human Development. In the second part of the study I have attempted to bring the phenomenon of "youth at-risk" to task by presenting the apprentices only through the descriptions of themselves. The project itself is presented in detail with transcripts of interviews and journal excerpts offered by the apprentices and other participants in the process. Themes and meanings that emerged through out the creation period and production are presented and considered in greater detail. The purpose of this research, for the most part, is to present a "successful" portrayal of integration through the Performative Style Drama Therapy process.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Bangham, Nicola
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:vi, 81 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Snow, Stephen
ID Code:1213
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:17
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:19
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