Ellen Foyn Bruun
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Multilayered processes and encounters are basic focus in my praxis whether I work in educational, therapeutic or artistic contexts. As practitioner-researcher I am interested in the performative human body as creative subject-object agent in and as part of the world. Reflexive practices and narratives attract my curiosity.
I am leader of the Faculty of Humanities' interdisciplinary research area Performativity that in 2013-14 has collaborated with Professor Andrew Perkis, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication (IME) and NxtMedia on a pilot project: Digital Storytelling. In my own Department of Art and Media I contribute in the group Arts based Research develop drama and theatre practice as research. Since 2009 I co-run research workshops with David Keir Wright to explore voice practice in drama and theatre. This work is informed by my own teacher certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. As practitioner-researcher I am involved in several international net-works exploring health-promoting artistic praxis through my qualification as dramatherapist, Sesame Institute UK and International and The British Association of Dramatherapists.
International project: Staging Myself
This project initiated in 2010 is a collaboration between Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Kunsthochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and NTNU. The project investigates transcultural drama research as embodied practice of democracy. A practice-based laboratory with lectureres/researchers and students was organized in 2012 that was presented as a multimedial paper-performance-event in Paris 2013 at the IDEA congress, International Drama and Theatre in Education Association.
Access article: Dramatherapy with homeless clients: the necessary theatre.