Title

‘Come all savage creatures’: Becoming Bakkhai in the southwest of Western Australia

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Affective Movements, Methods and Pedagogies

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

RAS ID

32405

Comments

Boxall, K., & McKenzie, V. (2020). ‘Come all savage creatures’: Becoming Bakkhai in the southwest of Western Australia. In A. Harris & S. H. Jones (Eds.), Affective Movements, Methods and Pedagogies (pp. 142-157). Routledge, Taylor & Francis. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/come-savage-creatures-vahri-mckenzie-kathy-boxall/e/10.4324/9781003005377-9?context=ubx&refId=f53125ea-379f-4cb0-82d1-1f90a009f730

Abstract

This chapter tracks affective dimensions of participation in an applied theatre project that produced a new version of Euripides’ Bakkhai, developed collaboratively with artists and a community ensemble in the south west of Western Australia. It describes affective analysis of both the audio recording and written transcript of a focus group discussion with cast and creative team. This analysis revealed that: Bakkhai’s corporeal and sensual studio methods established affective relations between participants, the play-world, and the proximate more-than-human world; affective community offered a sense of belonging in the region; and audience affect produced deep understanding of the power of performance.

DOI

10.4324/9781003005377

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Creativity, culture and artistic practice

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