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Durational Performance as Pedagogy: 
200 Hours of Queer Puppets, or ‘Real Men Don’t Play with Puppets’

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Durational Performance as Pedagogy: 
200 Hours of Queer Puppets, or ‘Real Men Don’t Play with Puppets’

Stong, Jesse (2018) Durational Performance as Pedagogy: 
200 Hours of Queer Puppets, or ‘Real Men Don’t Play with Puppets’. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

A puppetry and object-performance experiment that explores extreme forms of durational performance, questioning how these intensive creative undertakings carry the potential to bring an artist as well as audiences outside of their habitual ways of being. Theatre-based artist and educator Jesse Stong searches for dynamic ways to both learn and teach the craft of performance from across mediums. With the focus of utilizing duration as a tool for transformation, he shares reflections from his 200-hour non-stop puppet project, developing performance art pedagogy, exploring queer time and space, and understanding the uncanny art of breathing life into the inanimate world.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Stong, Jesse
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education
Date:20 July 2018
Thesis Supervisor(s):MJ, Thompson and David, Pariser and Mark, Sussman
Keywords:durational performance, puppetry, pedagogy, queer, theatre, the uncanny, performance art, play.
ID Code:984504
Deposited By: Jesse Stong
Deposited On:13 Nov 2018 13:21
Last Modified:13 Nov 2018 16:26

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