Monday, 24 March 2014

introduction, Arts & Medicine Module, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

We designed and delivered an "Arts & Medicine", Experimental Practice, Choice Module in Feb - Mar 2014. This involved working with 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students from Contemporary Performance Practice, Acting, Musical Performance and Ballet, alongside patients attending day services at a hospice in Glasgow. We shared some of the methods we developed while working in various healthcare settings, and guided students to devise their own creative exchanges with patients at the hospice.

We used performance-based exercises, techniques adapted from Anne Bogart and Tina Landau's Viewpoints technique, group reflection and feedback, and general discussion to explore the issues, ethics and practice of working as an artist in this field.