ART AND AUDIENCE:
MIRIAM FELTON-DANSKY AND NICOLA GIARDINA
PRESENT THEIR NEW BOOKS
Miriam Felton-Dansky and Nicola Giardina, both graduates of Northampton High School and now pursuing professional careers, have both published new books. Each book, in its way, deals with the interactions between art and audience, and the impact of each upon the other.
MIRIAM FELTON DANSKY
Viral Performance: Contagious Theaters from Modernism to the Digital Age
Viral Performance is a study of modern perfomance and its effects on its audience, from the avant-garde work of the twentieth century up through today's digital media. Pivoting off the double connotations of "viral," Miriam Felton-Dansky analyses the ways theater transmits emotion and political ideas "contagiously" to its audience, and meshes studies of conventional theater with the current use of "viral" digital perrfomance media. Viral Performance is a pioneering work that brings ideas about theater, media, and spectatorship together in provocative ways.
Miriam Felton-Dansky is Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance at Bard College. She has been a theater critic for the Village Voice, and her articles and essays have appeared in numerous theater and performance studies journals.
The More We Look, The Deeper It Gets: Transforming the Curriculum through Art
The More We Look, The Deeper It Gets provides inspiration and guidance for teaching with works of art in order to deepen student engagement, make academic content relevant and support critical and creative thinking skills. Based on three years of research with New York City K-12 public school students and educators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the book highlights best practices and shares exemplars from diverse classrooms. Readers will gain valuable insights, strategies and resources for leveraging the power of art to reach all learners.
Nicola Giardina is a museum educator and consultant. She is the founder of Inspiring Learners through Art, an organization that works with schools to improve teacher practice and student learning through art inquiry.
am Felton-Dansky and Nicola Giardina, both graduates of Northampton High School and now pursuing professional careers, have each published new books. Both books, in different ways, deal with the interactions between art and audience, and the impact of each upon the other.