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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community Theatre

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 218 words.

form of play-making which involves a mainly non-theatrical community in the production of a script usually based on a subject

community theatre

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 234 words.

A term with various meanings depending on nation and period. It has many functions—it can enable communities collectively to share

community theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Form of play-making which involves a mainly non-theatrical community in the production of a script usually based on a subject of local interest. It first appeared in England in the ...

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Community Arts Service

David Carnegie.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 112 words.

From 1947 to 1962 CAS toured professional low-budget theatre (and small-scale opera and ballet) to rural communities throughout the

Community Arts Service

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

From 1947 to 1962 CAS toured professional low-budget theatre (and small-scale opera and ballet) to rural communities throughout the upper North Island of New Zealand. Modelled on the...

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Capoeira in the Community

André Luiz Teixeira Reis and Sue Oliver.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

October 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dance. 6874 words.

Based on Reis’ doctoral research, this chapter explores the elements of capoeira as a collective experience developing social skills, abilities, and styles, and promoting group engagement,...

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Communities of Practice

Alexandra Harlig.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen

August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 5368 words.

This chapter considers three moments in early twentieth-century American social dance history in which the popular screen had a particularly large impact, spreading local forms across the...

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Singing the Community

Bethany Hughes.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 6857 words.

The chorus in a musical is a unique character, possesses intimate knowledge of other characters, and simultaneously performs and presents a community. It has multiple functions within a...

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Zimbabwe Association of Community Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Established in 1986, ZACT is one of the two major official theatre bodies in Zimbabwe, together with the National Theatre Organization. ZACT's objectives are to promote community theatre...

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Social Somatics and Community Performance

Petra Kuppers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 6183 words.

Community performance practices enter the archive of dance and theater studies usually through discussions of organizational forms, through analyses of representations, or through...

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Jazz Dance as a Gateway to Community Engagement

Lynnette Young Overby.

in Jazz Dance

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 3060 words.

Community engagement has become an important mission of colleges and universities as they attempt to make meaningful connections between academic goals and community needs. Through service...

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community theatre

Charles London and Steve Gooch.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 1204 words.

Lying outside, and usually in opposition to, mainstream theatre, it responds to the concerns and serves the needs of the

community theatre

Anthony Jackson.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 458 words.

A term much in vogue in the 1970s and 1980s, although the forms of theatre it refers to continue to

Lindy Hop, Community, and the Isolation of Appropriation

William Given.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 12589 words.

This chapter argues that disconnection from the true jam circle that characterized Lindy Hop, and the subsequent appropriation by white audiences who viewed only the disembodied spectacle...

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Scottish Community Drama Association

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 7 words.

community theatre, USA

Mark Fearnow.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 354 words.

Amateurs gathered to present plays and musical shows as early as the colonial era; such groups began to flourish in

Negotiating Community and Diaspora

Clare Croft.

in Dancers as Diplomats

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 14666 words.

This chapter focuses on dance-in-diplomacy as it emerged in the twenty-first century as a reaction to the 9/11 attacks on the United States and the negative international image the United...

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Zimbabwe Association of Community Theatre

Martin Rohmer.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 93 words.

Established in 1986, ZACT is one of the two major official theatre bodies in Zimbabwe, together with the National

Hip-Hop Dance as Community Expression and Global Phenomenon

Moncell Durden.

in Jazz Dance

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 4136 words.

The word hip-hop encompasses both a type of social dance and a broader sub-culture. This sub-culture is based in four expressive elements: graffiti art, deejaying, emceeing, and dancing....

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Plain and Fancy

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 224 words.

(Mark Hellinger Theatre 1955). A pleasing musical comedy set in an Amish community, it managed to be a hit