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

Vahri Mckenzie, Kathy Boxall

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Movements, Methods and Pedagogies
EditorsAnne Harris, Stacy Holman Jones
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages142-157
Number of pages16
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-00537-7
ISBN (Print)9780367437343, 9780367437336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventBakkhai - Bunbury, Bunbury, Australia
Duration: 15 Jun 201816 Jun 2018
https://www.vahrimckenzie.com.au/exhibitions/bakkhai/

Other

OtherBakkhai
CountryAustralia
CityBunbury
Period15/06/1816/06/18
Internet address

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