Introduction: resistance and resilience

Scollen, Rebecca and Smalley, Michael (2016) Introduction: resistance and resilience. In: Resilience: revive, restore, reconnect: Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings, Volume 1. University of Southern Queensland, Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-9946184-0-5

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In setting 'resilience' as the theme for ADSA’s 2016 conference, we were conscious of the challenges facing both the entertainment industry and the higher education sector in Australia at the moment, but throughout the region more broadly. We were also aware of the parallels with two other recent ADSA conferences. Namely, the 2014 conference hosted
by the Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand with the theme of 'Restoring Balance' and the 2012 conference hosted by Queensland University of Technology with theme
'Compass Points', especially the words of the editors in their introduction to that conference’s proceedings:
'We think the ADSA community too is characterised by the strength, resilience and determination sometimes needed to push through the rough patches to continue to create and report on some of the most meaningful elements of our local, national and international cultural landscapes.'

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 02:29
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 01:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience, resistance, theatre, dance, drama, audience, creative
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)

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