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Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development

Storytelling in Participatory Arts with Young People

The Gaps in the Story

Authors: Heinemeyer, Catherine

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  • Brings together practitioner knowledge from the storytelling tradition with critical applied theatre researchTraces the history of storytelling practice with adolescents across the arts, education and youth work
  • Explores some of the key challenges and possibilities of dialogic storytelling
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This book draws on the author’s experience as a storyteller, drama practitioner and researcher, to articulate an emerging dialogic approach to storytelling in participatory arts, educational, mental health, youth theatre, and youth work contexts. It argues that oral storytelling offers a rich and much-needed channel for intergenerational dialogue with young people.
The book keeps theory firmly tethered to practice. Section 1, ‘Storyknowing’, traces the history of oral storytelling practice with adolescents across diverse contexts, and brings into clear focus the particular nature of the storytelling exchange and narrative knowledge. Section 2, ‘Telling Stories’, introduces readers to some of the key challenges and possibilities of dialogic storytelling by reflecting on stories from the author’s own arts-based practice research with adolescents, illustrating these with young people’s artistic responses to stories. Finally, section 3, ‘Story Gaps’, conceptualises dialogic storytelling by exploring three different ‘gaps’: the gap between storyteller and listener, the gaps in the story, and the gaps which storytellers can open up within institutions.  
The book includes chapters taking a special focus on storytelling in schools and in mental health settings, as well as guided reflections for readers to relate the issues raised to their own practice.

About the authors

Catherine Heinemeyer is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at York St John University, UK. She is a storyteller and community arts practitioner with an interdisciplinary track record in practice research, publishing across the fields of drama, storytelling, mental health, and education.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Storytelling in Participatory Arts with Young People
Book Subtitle
The Gaps in the Story
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40581-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40581-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40580-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 280
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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