The Power of Theatre

FranckinJapan

November 2018

Performing arts is a collection of powerful creative activities that have the power to captivate the audience watching. Whether the message is pure entertainment or a spoken word; undoubtedly there is a message conveyed to the audience. Research repeatedly shows the benefits of performing arts.

In many countries around the world, the performing arts have a way of changing communities for the better. For example, in Ruramira, Rwanda, a community-based drama club performs various life subject matter plays that educate and entertain both adults and children. The plays present issues that at times, are difficult to talk about within a family setting or one-on-one.

The tremendous work that community members in Ruramira, Rwanda are doing is sure to impact generations to come.

Reference:

Changing the Community Behavior Around Early Childhood Development through Theatre. (2018, October 15). FXB Rwanda. Retrieved from http://www.fxbrwanda.org/blog/changing-the-community-behavior-around-early-childhood-development-through-theatre 

Additional Read:

Research shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people.
(2013, September 27). The University of Sydney. Phys.org. Retrieved from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-involvement-arts-wide-ranging-benefits-young.html

Savacool, J. (n.d). How the Performing Arts Benefit Kids. Scholastic.com. Retrieved from https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/parent-child/how-performing-arts-benefit-kids.html

Photo Credit: FranckinJapan, Pixabay, License: CC Public Domain

Aneeta Pearson, MSW, MS

(c) 2017-2018 ANEETA PEARSON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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