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Face to Face : Making Dance and Theatre in Community - Judi Fisher

Face to Face

Making Dance and Theatre in Community

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2002
ISBN: 9781876756260
Number Of Pages: 183

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Six years ago the Preston Creative Living Centre, a small community agency in the diverse northern suburbs of Melbourne embarked upon a risky but exciting venture. It marshalled resources for people to engage in artistic and community processes together and became a performance venue for a series of vital and engaging performances. Over this time the space has become alive, filled with people and activity. Many a dance has been danced, many a song sung, many an object crafted and many a story told. Just as importantly, deep connections have been created between people, careful listening has occurred across deep divides of difference and new, shared understandings have been forged. This book is about creating partnerships between organisations, artists and communities for community artmaking. It is not a theoretical discussion of community cultural development. Instead it is the story of one organisation's experience with community performance-making, from the philosophy that informs the choices, to the nitty-gritty of doing the work.The authors aim to inspire the reader, and give practical support in the development and administration of exciting, viable and fruitful community art.

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. ix
Crafting our storiesp. 1
The birthplacep. 3
The blueprintp. 11
The beginningsp. 19
The deepeningp. 34
Into new territoryp. 48
Taking care of businessp. 69
Coming of agep. 71
Trial and error, and the getting of a modicum of wisdomp. 75
Avoiding icebergsp. 97
Behind the scenesp. 114
Breaking even--or better!p. 133
Over to youp. 150
Notesp. 159
Biographies of the project key artists and key contributors to the bookp. 162
The people who performed in the three projectsp. 166
The timeframes and budgets for the three projectsp. 170
Selected Australia Council Community Cultural Development Fund projectsp. 173
Acknowledgementsp. 178
Selected resourcesp. 181
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ISBN: 9781876756260
ISBN-10: 1876756268
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 23rd September 2002
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 24.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1