Facilitation-based distributed creativity refers to a responsible leader who facilitates a group in its creative activities and integrates members’ ideas and capacities into a final output. This article examines facilitation-based distributed creativity, focusing on the Inari Chorus performance at the 2014 Itoshima International Art Festival. The Inari Chorus, an amateur group of nine adults and three children, cocreated an original work, Song of Inari, which includes singing, ritualistic gestures, hand-clapping games, recitations, dance performances, and improvisation. The authors discuss its creativity in the representational and performing contexts, introducing two kinds of distributed creativity: challenge-based and voluntary-based. Although this article does not deal directly with educational issues, it offers a new perspective on musical education through sociological and musicological investigations of unique creative practices.
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Nakamura, M., Kosaka, H. (2019). Facilitation-Based Distributed Creativity: The Inari Chorus Performance at the Itoshima International Art Festival. In: Tsubonou, Y., Tan, AG., Oie, M. (eds) Creativity in Music Education. Creativity in the Twenty First Century. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2749-0_11
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