Creativity in Performance

Published by Ablex in 1997

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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.

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