Reclaim Challenge: Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark

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Reclaim Challenge : Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark. / Schultz, Laura Luise; Schmidt, Cecilie Ullerup; Lebech, Sofie Volquartz.

In: Nordic Theatre Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 21.03.2019, p. 40-60.

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Schultz, LL, Schmidt, CU & Lebech, SV 2019, 'Reclaim Challenge: Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark', Nordic Theatre Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 40-60. https://doi.org/10.7146/nts.v30i2.112951

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Schultz, L. L., Schmidt, C. U., & Lebech, S. V. (2019). Reclaim Challenge: Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark. Nordic Theatre Studies, 30(2), 40-60. https://doi.org/10.7146/nts.v30i2.112951

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Schultz LL, Schmidt CU, Lebech SV. Reclaim Challenge: Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark. Nordic Theatre Studies. 2019 Mar 21;30(2):40-60. https://doi.org/10.7146/nts.v30i2.112951

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Schultz, Laura Luise ; Schmidt, Cecilie Ullerup ; Lebech, Sofie Volquartz. / Reclaim Challenge : Rethinking the Critical Impact of an Education of Performance Art in Denmark. In: Nordic Theatre Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 40-60.

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abstract = "As the Danish National School of Performing Arts merged nine schools into one institution, the momentum for establishing a national, state-funded education in performance art was missed and the continuation of “traditional” profiles within performing arts education was kept. As such, the future of performance art can be seen as a kind of “supplementary technique” to otherwise acting- and text-based theatre in Denmark.This article argues, through examinations of three basic aspects of performance art, for the necessity of profiling performance art as a separate, own genre in a Danish educa- tional context. The article does not engage in a mapping of the field of performing arts educations in Denmark or of the different approaches to an educational programme in performance art. Rather, it addresses some of the basic critical figures and approaches in performance art that would challenge the scope of conventional theatre education – and could potentially be a game-changer within Danish performing arts.Firstly, the performance artist as a figure questioning representation is traced through historical figures of the avant-garde. Secondly, the sociality of performance art is read as confronting and challenging the work ethos of a neoliberal context, where creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship have become imperatives. And finally, the production of performance art is read as a mode of producing knowledge, which challenges the instrumentalization of art as well as a standardization of academic methods.In conclusion, after the presentation of the three perspectives on performance art, the organization, scope, and potential impact of a Danish education in performance art is presented in a coda.",
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