Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Charlotte McIvor
Theatre Research International
"When Social Policy Meets Performance Practice: Interculturalism, the European Union and the 'Migratory and Refugee Crisis'"
Optional Fields
pp. 230
This article examines the relationship among migration, performance and intercultural dialogue as social policy in the European Union since the late 2000s. Intercultural dialogue is currently enjoying a second wave of prominence with several recently published reports by the European Union explicitly highlighting the relationship between this strategy's transformational possibilities and the role of the arts. Crucially, in both European social policy and performance theory today, interculturalism is increasingly used to mean an embodied practice and site of encounter that strategically multiplies rather than binarizing or reifying cultural differences between individuals and within groups. This article compares the work of three European theatre companies who describe their work as theatrical interculturalism and use it as a means of practising and furthering intercultural dialogue: Kloppend Hert (Belgium), Terra Nova Productions (Northern Ireland) and Outlandish Theatre Platform (Republic of Ireland).
Grant Details
NUI Galway
Academic Carer's Grant
Publication Themes
Humanities in Context