How to talk about gender equality with a 9 year old: Performing feminist values for children

Journal article


Marchevska, E (2018). How to talk about gender equality with a 9 year old: Performing feminist values for children. Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts. 23 (1), pp. 102-108.
AuthorsMarchevska, E
Abstract

This paper will look at two performance projects created in order to imbue young girls with feminist values and to facilitate discussion. I will analyse two feminist performative projects: Bryony Kimmings’ That Catherine Bennett show (2014) and Under 10's Feminist Girls and Boys Corner led by Caroline Bird, which has been running during the Women of the World Festival since 2012. Using these performative projects which teach and perform feminist activism within an arts environment, this paper will analyse the challenges that such performativity represents within the wider cultural and historical context of women, art and feminist performance pedagogy. The paper argues that these projects offer new performative strategies to introduce an embodied experience of feminism to young audiences.

Keywordsgirls; feminism; theatre; resistance; education of girls;; 1901 Art Theory And Criticism; 1904 Performing Arts And Creative Writing; Drama & Theater
Year2018
JournalPerformance Research: a journal of the performing arts
Journal citation23 (1), pp. 102-108
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1352-8165
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13528165.2018.1460456
Publication dates
Print02 Jan 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Nov 2017
Accepted10 Nov 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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