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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 Performance and Participation An overview


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Performance and Participation An overview Andrea Cornwall Performance and participatory Participatory uses of the arts in development development break away from the `we know best' approach. The Freirean approach to education begins from what people know and works with them Drama, stories and song have long been used as subjects, rather than objects who are simply in development. Most commonly, fed information. Similarly, participatory performances used for and by development performance work emphasises the importance agencies feature pre-scripted plays and catchy of working with and from people's own tunes that entertain and engage as a way of realities and using their own modes of getting messages across. Like advertising expression. Local people replace outsider jingles, such performances seek to `sell' scripters, illustrators, editors, directors and particular ways of doing things by offering actors and become active participants in new and different practices which they show creating and exploring solutions to real-life to be more desirable. Laughter and action draw dilemmas. the crowds to see characters facing the problems and practising the solutions that By engaging the creativity, as well as the development practitioners regard as the most analytic capabilities, of local people, the use ...

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