Creativity in Performance
Creativity researchers have focused on scientific creativity, and on creativity in the fine arts. But they have tended to neglect the creativity of performance. Even though performance has rarely been a subject for creativity research, it may actually represent a more common, more accessible form of creativity than privileged domains such as the arts and sciences. Cross-cultural study suggests that performance may be a much more common form of creativity worldwide. And many of the important situations of our everyday lives — business meetings, classroom teaching, and small talk with friends — involve a kind of performance creativity.
This book is for readers interested in the latest research on creativity in performance. The chapters cover an impressive interdisciplinary scope; each chapter speaks to broad themes that will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, anthropology, communicaion, musicology, and performance studies.