Dan Baron Cohen
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Following undergraduate and post-graduate research into popular educational theatre at the University of Oxford, Dan Baron Cohen was apprenticed to the playwrights Edward Bond (England) and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (Kenya), whose life projects inspired a lasting search for methods of community-based cultural action for justice.
In 1998, Baron Cohen worked as a visiting professor at the State University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. His past nine years of collaborations with landless, indigenous, trade-union and university communities in Brazil, Peru, Chile and, more recently, in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, have advanced his methods into a pedagogy of intercultural literacy and a poetics of "transformance".
At the 2007 International Drama in Education and the Arts (IDEA) World Congress, Baron Cohen was reconfirmed as the President of IDEA. As the President of IDEA until July 2010, he was also Coordinator of the World Alliance for Arts Education, and was a member of the International Committee for the World Social Forum.
In 2016 he travelled to New Zealand to lecture in support of a festival drawing attention to the need for clean rivers.
Dan Baron Cohen has published Theatre of Self-Determination (Derry, 2001), Alfabetização Cultural: a luta íntima por uma nova humanidade (Cultural Literacy: the intimate struggle for a new humanity), São Paulo 2004, and numerous articles.
- "Dan Baron Cohen" at Master of Cultural and Creative Industries ARTS, Monash.edu (NB this reference refers back to Wikipedia) Accessed 14 August 2017
- Dominic Bailey, BBC News Online "Living with Brazil's landless", 14 April, 2003 Accessed 14 August 2017
- Dan Baron Cohen "President of the International Drama-Education Association (IDEA), Chair of the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE), and member of the International Council of the World Social Forum" at unesco.org Accessed 14 August 2017
- Dan Baron Cohen, Ralph Buck, Rita L. Irwin, Hakan Lundstrom: World Alliance for Arts Education: A Response to the 2006 UNESCO Roadmap at unesco.org/culture Accessed 5 September 2017
- TOM CARNEGIE: "From the Amazon to the Omaru: Dan Baron Cohen speaks on protecting rivers" April 20 2016 Accessed 14 August 2017
- Bailey, Dominic (14 April 2003). "Living with Brazil's landless". BBC NEWS. BBC. Retrieved 10 July 2010.