Art, Age & Health: A Research Journey about Developing Reminiscence Theatre in an Age-Exchange Project

  • Rikke Gürgens Gjærum Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Sammendrag

In this article, the researcher studies how it is possible to develop a reminiscence theatre production in an age-exchange project, created with life stories from pensioners, and how the audience experiences the performance. The article is based on six focus group interviews with nine pensioners, a theatre production and a “reminiscence café” between the audience and the actors, arranged after the performance. The researcher designed the study, “The aged as a resource”, based on guidelines for performance ethnography, art-based research, practice-led research and artistic research, in order to combine science and art, which could be said to represent two different epistemological traditions.

Forfatterbiografi

Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Professor in drama/theatre at HIOA and HIH, Norway. Experience from youth theatre, disability theatre, forum theatre and reminiscence theatre. Research projects connected to art-based-research, inclusive research, art & health and community based work.

Publisert
2013-12-17
Hvordan referere
Gjærum, R. (2013). Art, Age & Health: A Research Journey about Developing Reminiscence Theatre in an Age-Exchange Project. InFormation - Nordic Journal of Art and Research, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/information.v2i2.736
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