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Contemporary Performance InterActions

Applied Theatre and Sexual Health Communication

Apertures of Possibility

Authors: Low, Katharine

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  • Examines the partnership between applied theatre and sexual health communication
  • Argues for an alternative way of approaching sexual health
  • Develops our understanding of the importance of the intangible moments that appear at the edges of performance
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About this book

This book analyses the partnership between applied theatre and sexual health communication in a theatre-making project in Nyanga, a township in South Africa. By examining the bridges and schisms between the two fields as they come together in the project, an alternative way of approaching sexual health communication is advocated. This alternative considers what it is that applied theatre does, and could become, in this context. Moments of value which lie around the margins of the practice emerge as opportunities that can be overlooked. These somewhat ephemeral, intangible moments, which appear on the edges, are described as ‘apertures of possibility’ and occur when one takes a step back and realises something unnoticed in the moment. This book offers an invitation to pause and notice the seemingly insignificant moments that often occurs tangentially to the practice. The book also calls for more outcry about sexual health and sexual violence, arguing for theatre-making as a route to multitudes of voices, nuanced understandings, and diverse spaces in which discussions of sexuality and sexual health are shared, felt, and experienced.


About the authors

Dr. Katharine E. Low is a practitioner and researcher in socially engaged theatre making and sexual health communication. Her work and research focuses on the intersections of health, labour and care in applied practice, and motherhood and academia. Katharine has written about her practice research in a number of journals and co-edited Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing for Methuen Bloomsbury (2017). She is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Community Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 64,19 €
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Hardcover 80,24 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95974-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Theatre and Sexual Health Communication
Book Subtitle
Apertures of Possibility
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95975-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95975-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95974-7
Series ISSN
2634-5870
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 323
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