Opera, devising and community: a creative and pedagogical methodology

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Harries, G. 2020. Opera, devising and community: a creative and pedagogical methodology. International Journal of Community Music. 13 (3), pp. 271-282. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00027_1
AuthorsHarries, G.
Abstract

Create An Opera! was a fortnightly devising workshop led by the author at Theatre Delicatessen studios in London in 2017–20. It was free to the general public and attracted participants including both experienced and inexperienced performance practitioners. It aimed to create a safe, inclusive environment for experimentation in writing, composition and collaborative performance.
This initiative arose from the author’s interest in challenging the socio-political traditions and hierarchical infrastructures associated with opera production. Inspired by the ethos of devised theatre, the workshops created a space for participants to be involved in both creative and performance aspects, working individually and collaboratively.
This article presents the pedagogical and creative methodologies informing the delivery of the workshops, focusing on inclusion, collaboration and independent
creativity.

JournalInternational Journal of Community Music
Journal citation13 (3), pp. 271-282
ISSN1752-6299
Year2020
PublisherIntellect
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00027_1
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Accepted27 Oct 2020
Deposited18 Jan 2021
Copyright holder© 2020 The Author. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in International Journal of Community Music, 13 (3), pp. 271-282. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00027_1
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