This volume illustrates how theatre arts can be used to enact peace education by showcasing the use of theatrical techniques including storytelling, testimonial and forum theatre, political humor, and arts-based pedagogy in diverse formal and non-formal educational contexts across age groups.
The text presents and discusses how the use of applied theatre, especially in conflict-affected areas, can be used as an educational response to cultural and structural violence for transformation of relations, healing, and praxis as local and global peacebuilding. Crucially, it bridges performing arts and peace education, the latter of which is unfolding in schools and their communities worldwide. With contributors from countries including Northern Ireland, Denmark, Norway, the USA, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines, Pakistan, Burundi, Kenya, and South Africa, the authors identify theoretical and technical aspects of theatrical performance that support peace through transformation along with embodied and sensorial learning.
This book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in teacher education, arts-based learning, peace studies, and applied theatre that consider practice with child, adolescent, and adult learners.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Peacebuilding Through Performance Art as Education [Candice C. Carter and Rodrigo Benza Guerra], 2. Culture, Performance, and Peace: How Performance Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage Help to Create Peace in Our World [Christoph Wulf], 3. Aesthetic Resonance as Peacebuilding in Applied Theatre with Newly Immigrated Children in Germany [Serafina Morrin], 4. Bridging the Classroom Divide in the US: Dialogical Pedagogy and the Healing Arts [James Alan Astman], 5. From a Place of Not Fully Knowing: Devising Theatre with Young Adults in Austria as a Vulnerable Process of Elicitive Peace Education [Hanne Tjersland], 6. Teaching for Gender Equality As Peace Education through Theatrical Performance in Mexican Schools [Lucía E. Rodríguez Mckeon and Náyade Soledad Monter Arizmeni], 7. Theatre Arts in Peace Education: The Praxis at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in the Philippines [Kyoko Okumoto, Babu Ayindo, and Dessa Quesada Palm], 8. Storytelling in Burundi: Traditional and Theatrical Education to Support Peacebuilding [William M. Timpson, Fulgence Twizerimana, and Godelieve Nisengwe], 9. Desiderata: Dancing Social Cohesion in Cape Town [Gerard M. Samuel and Charlotte Svendler Nielsen], 10. Peacebuilding Through Testimonial Theatre in the United States and Northern Ireland [Jennifer Blackburn Miller], 11. Political Humor and Peace Education [Syed Sikander Mehdi], 12. Conclusion [Candice C. Carter], 13. Appendix, 14. Index
Candice C. Carter is an educational researcher and consultant. Previously, she was an Associate Professor and Director of the Conflict Transformation Program at the University of North Florida, USA.
Rodrigo Benza Guerra is a director and researcher of performing arts, and Associate Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).