Speed: A new pulse for seniors in community theatre

Ferroa, Peggy (2021) Speed: A new pulse for seniors in community theatre. In: Arrhythmia Performance Pedagogy and Practice, 2.00 pm TO 3.30 pm, 4 June 2021, Online.

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Title: Speed: A new pulse for seniors in community theatre

In March 2020, group activities in Singapore involving senior citizens were suspended in light of the pandemic. In-person drama workshops and rehearsals came to a complete halt and the performance pulse weakened for seniors not familiar with online communication platforms. The seniors in question are The Glowers Drama Group. They meet weekly to create plays in English and Mandarin for the community and for festivals. This sharing investigates how the death of a stage production was resuscitated into a radio play to jumpstart a new pulse in creating, collaborating and learning. It traces the trajectory of the cast, aged between 65 to 80 of age in their re-learning of vocal expression, their learning of a new performance environment and how they found a rhythm for rehearsing online. The sharing also delves into how the online approach to rehearsing equips seniors with a digital fluency for the new normal and how the intimacy of the small screen has led to a noticeable increase in breadth and depth of feedback collected in each rehearsal.

Uncontrolled Keywords: SpeedPanel1
Subjects: Performing Arts
Divisions: Publications > Conference Paper
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 08:04
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 04:50
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/950
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