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TYA, Culture, Society

International Essays on Theatre for Young Audiences- A Publication of ASSITEJ and ITYARN

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Edited By Manon van de Water

This unique edition is the result of the second International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) conference that was held in Malmoe, Sweden, in May 2011 as part of the XVIIth ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival. In fifteen essays that are illustrative of the wide variety as well as of the many opportunities for research in TYA, this book covers six continents, includes quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic/action, and historiographical methods, and highlights critical theory, philosophical discourse, play analysis, and other approaches. The essays deal with a broad range of issues, including representation, cultural contexts, questions of identity, race-, class-, and gender theory, notions of child and childhood, aesthetics, and the influence of media and dominant ideologies. ITYARN aims to further research in the field of theatre for young audiences to contextualize and theorize the lively artistic products for children and youth globally. It is the research network of ASSITEJ, the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth, which co-produced this publication.

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ITYARN CONFERENCE TYA, CULTURE, SOCIETY MAY 20, 2011 MALMOE, SWEDEN Moomsteatern/Folkets Hus 10:30-5:00 10:30 OPENING REMARKS: Manon van de Water, University of Wisconsin Madison, Chair ITYARN Niclas Malmcrona, Secretary General, XVIIth Assitej Congress and Festival Wolfgang Schneider, President Assitej International 10:45-11:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Beth Juncker Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark What’s the Meaning? The Relations between Professional Theatre Performances and Children’s Cultural Life. 11:30-12:45 PLENARY SESSION: Facilitator, Manon van de Water Tülin Saglam University of Ankara, Turkey TYA as Ideological Production in Turkey Roger Bedard Arizona State University, USA The Cultural Construction of Contemporary US Theatre for Young Audiences: A Return to the Past? Pamela Arnold Udoka Children’s Art Development Initiative, Nigeria Conceptualization of Child and Childhood in Nigerian Theatre: A Dwindling Phenomenon? 198 12:45-1:30 LUNCH 1:30-4:30 SEMINARS Seminar I Facilitators: Gunnar Horn, Agder University, Norway and Geesche Wartemann, Agder University, Norway Tamara Goldbogen University of Pittsburgh, USA Entering an Experiential World: Practical Techniques of Audience Engagement in TYA Jeanne Klein and Shifra Schonmann University of Kansas, USA and Haifa University, Israel Questioning Kitsch and the Myth of Future Audiences Tristan V. Jacobs Independent Scholar, South Africa The Virtual Puppet in the Machinima Movement: Discovering Virtual Puppetry in the 3D Performance Space of Video Games Evelyn Goldfinger Universidad de Palermo, Argentina Participation in TYA: A Key Element to Understand Theatre for Children Crea- tion and Practice Michelle Solberg University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Quiet Dissent: Citizen...

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