As Divorce Approaches, a Bilingual Blood Wedding Opens a New Door

Other


Foster, G. (2019). As Divorce Approaches, a Bilingual Blood Wedding Opens a New Door. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: New Plays From Europe Blog.
AuthorsFoster, G.
Abstract

In May 2018 I travelled to Spain with a company of 8 undergraduate student actors to meet 8 acting students from the Escuela TAI, Madrid with whom they had been sharing an intensive, virtual rehearsal process since January. Our shared project was the development of a bi-lingual adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding for ensemble performance firstly in Madrid and subsequently in London. This Erasmus funded project aims to promote language learning through high-level engagement with the dramaturgical processes involved in working with text in translation whilst also developing young artists’ performance skills and professional networks.

However, over the years of developing this project I have increasingly come to understand that whilst there are numerous educational and artistic outcomes for project participants, the primary one may, in fact, be the opportunity to engage personally with European culture and society in such a way that creates life-long impact and fundamentally transforms young actors’ ability to forge a fully invested identity transcending national borders and enabling them to consider themselves as European citizens and artists.

I therefore propose to explore not only the project’s dramaturgical approach but also its socio-linguistic impact and the implications post-Brexit for collaborative arts practice of this kind. I will consider the ways in which European funding streams promote opportunity for young artists by creating lifelong learning opportunities, as well as broader access to employment outside the UK, and will consider the possibility of a post-Erasmus world.

Year2019
PublisherRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama: New Plays From Europe Blog
Web address (URL)https://www.newplaysfromeurope.com/blog/2018/12/20/making-theatre-across-borders-gill-foster
File
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
Publication dates
Online11 Jan 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted02 Dec 2018
Deposited11 Nov 2019
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/886z0

  • 8
    total views
  • 1
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Mind the Gap!
Foster, Gill, Workman, David, Santiago-Jirau, Alexander and Garratt, Andrew Mind the Gap!
Unravelling Hierarchies: Engaging Performative Pedagogies Within A Creative, Transnational Partnership To Enhance Socio-Cultural Resilience
Foster, G. (2019). Unravelling Hierarchies: Engaging Performative Pedagogies Within A Creative, Transnational Partnership To Enhance Socio-Cultural Resilience. in: Campbell, L. (ed.) Leap into Action: Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art and Design Education Peter Lang.