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Experiencing Hero’s Journeys in a Japanese Playback Theatre Workshop

29 Apr 2018

Experiencing Hero’s Journeys in a Japanese Playback Theatre Workshop

 

Ning-Hsien (aka Vincent) Yang*               Po-Hsien Lin**

 

Doctoral Student*

National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

vincentyang2006tw@gmail.com

 

Professor**

National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

t0131@ntua.edu.tw

Abstract

To experience a hero’s journey is significant in the Playback Theatre world. In a Japanese workshop at Asia Pacific Playback Theatre Conference (APPTC) in 2017, the author’s drive was not only to utilize new playback skills for the participants, but to create a transformed framework for the workshop through literature such as hero’s journeys, as well as transformed processes, tellers’ stories, playback elements and qualia designs. In addition, the researcher utilized qualitative research methods, including an author’s autoethnography and workshop plans, an expert’s in-workshop observation and participants’ feedback along with three kinds of data, including written notes, audiovisual materials, and a quantitative questionnaire. After analyzing the data, the author recounts a meaningful journey with elements of qualia designs for the participants via a five-stage workshop activity plan. The possibilities of self-healing, happiness, empowerment, sensational space, quality workshop and touched (moved) experiences for the workshop participants were found and represented. Adding experiences from the hero’s journeys into the participants’ lives and using a qualia workshop design served the participants’ learning needs, feelings and stories well. The author concluded that the research not only met the contents of research purposes and qualia designs, but explored creative, expressive and playful means for the workshop participants in the conference.

 

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Ning-Hsien (aka Vincent) Yang

Experiencing Hero’s Journeys in a Japanese Playback Theatre Workshop

29 Apr 2018

Experiencing Hero’s Journeys in a Japanese Playback Theatre Workshop

 

Ning-Hsien (aka Vincent) Yang*               Po-Hsien Lin**

 

Doctoral Student*

National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

vincentyang2006tw@gmail.com

 

Professor**

National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan

t0131@ntua.edu.tw

Abstract

To experience a hero’s journey is significant in the Playback Theatre world. In a Japanese workshop at Asia Pacific Playback Theatre Conference (APPTC) in 2017, the author’s drive was not only to utilize new playback skills for the participants, but to create a transformed framework for the workshop through literature such as hero’s journeys, as well as transformed processes, tellers’ stories, playback elements and qualia designs. In addition, the researcher utilized qualitative research methods, including an author’s autoethnography and workshop plans, an expert’s in-workshop observation and participants’ feedback along with three kinds of data, including written notes, audiovisual materials, and a quantitative questionnaire. After analyzing the data, the author recounts a meaningful journey with elements of qualia designs for the participants via a five-stage workshop activity plan. The possibilities of self-healing, happiness, empowerment, sensational space, quality workshop and touched (moved) experiences for the workshop participants were found and represented. Adding experiences from the hero’s journeys into the participants’ lives and using a qualia workshop design served the participants’ learning needs, feelings and stories well. The author concluded that the research not only met the contents of research purposes and qualia designs, but explored creative, expressive and playful means for the workshop participants in the conference.

 

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