Close Proximity

Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance, 1: 1, 2010, pp. 69-83.


The possibility for artistic practice to effectively catalyse and support wellness is a question of some urgency as more than 42 million people are currently living as refugees or internally displaced persons. This article explores resilience, the power of symbolic meaning-making and the scale of influence at the nexus of beauty and home relative to community performance.


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This text was published in Performing Ethos, "a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance.". This journal can be accessed at the following link: