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Agile Futures: Approaching Improvisation

Saturday, June 22, 2019Western Front10:00AMFREE

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The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and Coastal Jazz present the eleventh colloquium on Improvisation and its role in society. Presentations and performances may engage with questions like these: In a world marked by social and cultural exhaustion, what can the improvising arts and activism contribute to the realization of hopeful futures? How do theatrical, musical and artistic practices of improvisation offer new and alternative forms of creative knowledge?

Saturday Schedule:

Panel: Agilities
Jay Hammond (Duke University),“Dreaming from the Ashes”
Michael Wallace (Monash University), “Social Networks for Composition and Improvisation”
Tom Scholte (University of British Columbia), “Enhancing Systemic Analytical Capacity in Forum Theatre”

Panel: Futurities
Sara Ramshaw and Kristen Lewis (University of Victoria), “Attuning to Precarity: Crisis, Collaboration and the Possibility of Improvisation”
Catherine Lee (Willamette University), “My Shifting Identity as a Performer in Alluvium (2016) by Taylor Brook”

Artist Presentation:
Meredith Bates

Artist Presentation:
Mats Gustafsson

Artist Presentation:
Jing Xia

Western Front photo:
By Pegwong – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23780269

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