Ben Fletcher-Watson at DOCH OPEN LECTURES
The lecture is given within the frame of the Free Standing Course Choreographic Practices for Babies and Children.
Innovations in Performance for the Very Young
- This 2-hour lecture examines pioneering dance and theatre productions catering to the specific capabilities and needs of the youngest children. Radical choreographic practices have been developed in the last three decades which unsettle traditional power structures and question social-cultural preconceptions about what children can do, can be and can become. Works from Sweden, Australia, France and the UK will be used to illustrate concepts such as separation anxiety, vision, mobility, engagement and infant perception.
About Ben Fletcher-Watson
Ben Fletcher-Watson is a researcher based at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His research examines contemporary Scottish practice in theatre for early years. He has published articles in journals including Youth Theatre Journal and Research in Drama Education. Ben serves on the Executive of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) and is also an ASSITEJ Next Generation Artist.
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