Research Works – Performing Dialogues of Race and Culture
Dr David Linton Kingston University
Jackie Smart University of Bradford
This presentation explores two linked Kingston University projects started in 2014: Taking Race Live – an interdisciplinary staff-student project, originated by the departments of Sociology and Drama but later incorporating Music, Media and Dance; and Performing Dialogues of Race and Culture – its ongoing sister project specific to Drama.
Looking at these projects now, in the context of the activism and protests associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr David Linton and Jackie Smart pose questions about how Drama and Theatre is taught and learned; how the 'classic' curriculum and traditional teaching methods are experienced by students and staff, and about the challenges and potential for change made possible when we listen to our students.
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