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Slowing down: performance in care homes and the practice of attunement

Hatton, Nicky ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7896-0197 (2019) Slowing down: performance in care homes and the practice of attunement. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 24 (1). pp. 96-104.

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Abstract

This article considers the type of attention that is particular to creative partnerships between performance practitioners and care homes. Drawing on the author’s practice, and the work of Manchester-based company Small Things, it advocates for ‘slower collaborations’ which take account of the individual qualities of a care community. It considers slowness as a quality of participation and a partnership model for artists and care homes. It explores how time and pace are experienced differentially by residents living with dementia, and suggests some ways in which artists might attend creatively to the different temporalities of everyday
life in a care home.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2018.1535269
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
School/Department: School of the Arts
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4099

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