Leading into Being: Enhancing Compassionate Imagination through Opera

  • Author / Creator
    Rose-Marie Nigli
  • This research, through a theology of appreciative voice, Presence and Service, used an Indigenous expressive arts-based approach in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company, to explore how a group of 15 vulnerable, immigrant and/or first generation immigrant youth live with their struggles while finding compassion and imagination. My goal was to engage the youth aged 18-29 years, labeled “at risk”, in writing, designing, staging and performing an opera. Through this experience they found their individual and collective voices and were able to realize their leadership and emotional intelligence capabilities.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2016
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Doctor of Ministry
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    St. Stephen's College
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Leslie Gardner
    • Dr. Neil Elford
    • Dr. Geoff Wilfong-Pritchard