Towards a concept of inefficiency in performance and dialogue practice

Taylor, Linda (2019) Towards a concept of inefficiency in performance and dialogue practice. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 24 (3). pp. 333-351. ISSN 1356-9783

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In this article, I offer a model of practice called Operations of Dialogue. Operations of Dialogue (OoD) is a performative structure for a public event. Enacted dialogues relating to an ethical or political theme or issue form part of a public performance that concludes in an open debate. I argue that OoD positions its participants in a critical relation to neoliberal subjectivity, with the potential to usefully inform our modes of teaching and learning. In doing so, I draw upon Jürgen Habermas’ theory of communicative action to offer an account of inefficiency in performance and dialogic practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Habermas, neoliberalism, dialogue, workshop practice
Subjects: W400 Drama
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:20

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