East African Soul Train : producing performance and creating atmosphere. / Spowage, Poppy.

In: Research in Drama Education, Vol. 24, No. 4, 13.08.2019, p. 490-500.

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Despite a diverse and vibrant contemporary artistic scene, East Africa sees less international exposure than other regions on the continent; this article argues that a new approach to understanding the complexities and value of performance in the region is fundamental to developing the sector. East African Soul Train is a pop-up residency, which takes artists on a journey to connect and collaborate with other artists from across the region and beyond. This paper explores how an emphasis on the production of atmosphere can challenge outcome-based narratives currently driven by academics, funders and practitioners thinking about performance in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-500
Number of pages11
JournalResearch in Drama Education
Issue number4
Early online date13 Aug 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Aug 2019
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