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Vers un théâtre participatif dans les cités minières du Congo

Abstract : Theatre for Development (TfD) is a genre that is booming in Africa. Based on specific missions assigned often jointly by the States and the " International Community " , its purpose is to inform targeted audiences of problems related to societal variances which hamper development. This paper proposes to analyze how this essentially didactic form of theatre, which emerges on the margin of the traditional sphere of drama, constituting thereby a minor form compared to more insti-tutionalized ones, fully becomes meaningful in a context that it tightly espouses. Without necessarily delving into the supposedly inherently democratic nature of theatre, this contribution proposes in a modest way to show how practicing a theatre created with the intent of raising consciousness can go beyond this original intent and trigger civic engagement.
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Maëline Le Lay. Vers un théâtre participatif dans les cités minières du Congo. Horizons/Théâtre : revue d'études théâtrales, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2015, « Formes mineures et minoritaires dans les arts du spectacle », éds. Pierre Katuszewski & Sandrine Dubouilh. ⟨hal-01557282⟩

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