A Moveable Feast

| October 9, 2012 | 1 Comment



Workshop is a contemporary form of arts practice and that its effects could be profound on how we learn if we go beyond scraping the surface of its potential.

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Workshop’s history is unwritten. It has succeeded in in eluding institutionalisation. There is not “A Workshop Theory”. Workshops are something you “just do”. There is no body of literature and no professional body to standardise practice.This has the advantage of allowing great license to play, invent, improvise and to responsive to the moment. But, conversely, it allows events to be dry,fixed and didactic or simply disorganised, and still claim the title “workshop”. The proliferation of workshop from health to wealth, puppets to sex, martial arts to archaeology, has been organic – one thing has just led to another…

So what is Workshop exactly? By telling the story of A MOVEABLE FEAST, a workshop about Workshop for artists, developed over a five-year period by a dogged practitioner, this book provides a vivid description and analysis of Workshop’s distinctive features. Using a combination of narrative, explanation and rumination, Tony Gee   investigates the premise that Workshop is a distinctive creative form with its own politic, poetic and aesthetic.


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  1. el capitano says:

    It reveals the magic that is Workshop – I would like ALL my students to have a copy.

    — Sandy Akerman, performing arts Lecturer, South Devon College and Exeter University

    There’s nothing else like this for community and participatory arts practitioners.

    — Katie Venner, ex Director of Education and Training, South West Arts.

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