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Applied theatre is an umbrella term that captures a diverse number of theatre practices that engage communities outside of professional and institutional settings, such as theatre in health contexts.


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The Shadow Drone Project
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Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to all people. Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies. Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Imagining Autism Thumb
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In this lyrical and moving documentary, film artist Sarah Turner in collaboration with Nicola Shaughnessy’s research team creates a window into the extraordinary world of the autistic imagination.
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let’s take a walk – non zero one – Howard’s Journey
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let’s take a walk is an audio journey around the Barbican that starts with a question from a stranger hoping to take us out of our social bubble.
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let’s take a walk – non zero one – Rubaiyath’s Journey
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let’s take a walk is an audio journey around the Barbican that starts with a question from a stranger who might take us out of our social bubble.
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let’s take a walk – non zero one – Trailer
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let’s take a walk is an audio journey around the Barbican that starts with a question from a stranger who might take us out of our social bubble.
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Pangaean Dreams
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Pangaean Dreams is a multimedia piece which leads the audience on a shamanic journey back 250 million years to the time when the earth’s continents were all fused into one.
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small metal objects
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A public domain theatre show, part voyeuristic meditation, part urban thriller, it unfolds amidst the high volume pedestrian traffic of a public space. 
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Touchdown_Assetthumb
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Touchdown Dance, which includes commentary and analysis by Paxton, observes the experience of a visually impaired woman, Kirin Saeed, as she moves through a five-day workshop with Paxton’s company.
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by Calvert, Dave
Reflections on Ganesh versus the Third Reich by Dave Calvert discusses the work created by back to back.
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by Calvert, Dave
Reflections on small metal objects by back to back.
Practitioner
An actress for over 30 years, Kelly Hunter has worked with directors such as Trevor Nunn. She founded Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre in 2002 to work with young people with limited access to the arts.
Practitioner
Nicola Shaughnessy is a Professor of Performance at the University of Kent, where she teaches contemporary performance and applied theatre, and recently led the AHRC-funded project ‘Imagining Autism’.


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