How can arts-based research in dramatic performance illuminate understanding of the therapeutic relationship?
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis article explores how Heuristic Inquiry (HI), harnessed for arts-based research using solo performance, deepened the author’s understanding of the therapeutic relationship. The research explores the rehearsal and devising process of nine performances to explore barriers to a playful encounter with the audience and client using the myth of Psyche and Cupid. Themes of seeking approval, technique and shame are considered as potential obstacles to forging a co-creative therapeutic alliance.
CitationBird, D. (2019) 'How can arts-based research in dramatic performance illuminate understanding of the therapeutic relationship?' Drama Therapy Review, 6(1), pp. 1-26. DOI: 10.1386/dtr_00007_1.
JournalDrama Therapy Review