Crisis and Creativity

Soseh Yekanians (Editor), Robert Lewis (Editor)

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Abstract

Australia has a dynamic, innovative and resilient performing arts industry. Performing arts disciplines play a crucial role in the Australian cultural ecology and its industrial economy. In 2019, the creative arts employed 193,600 Australians and between 2018–19 contributed $14.7 billion to the Gross Domestic Product. At a time when our graduates are facing a world of ever more perplexing change and when funding for performing arts education is coming increasingly under threat, this volume comprising of key articles from the 2023 AusAct: The Australian Actor Training Conference addresses the strength of our programs and the unique and significant role our acting and performance teachers have in our education sector, and their clear contribution to the international creative economies. Publications that discuss Australian actor training are scarce, and this volume will be unique as it contains works from Australia’s key figures in actor training, and acting theory, in the country discussing ‘crisis’ in traditional actor training in Australia. This crisis has reawakened actor training in Australia, inspiring teachers, communities and theatre companies to work on the sustained wellbeing of all actors who wish to perform and train. This publication will have an impact not only in the educational sector, but the performing arts industry as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

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