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Form in Question: Ensemble-Improvisation-Performance

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Tisch School of the Arts

111 2nd Avenue

New York, NY 10003

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Form in Question (FiQ) will bring together diverse disciplinary perspectives to examine concepts of ensemble, improvisation and choreography; to generate new thinking and language around collective performance; and to initiate conversation across the spectrum of ensemble practices.

In the spirit of working collectively, we are designing a symposium that enables a group of approximately 150 people to engage with one another across a variety of disciplines and through a variety of interactive formats. We aim to create an environment where trans-disciplinary questions about ensemble, improvisation and choreography, and performance can be asked in written, verbal and physical form.

Questions arising during the symposium might address differences/similarities among improvising performance ensembles whose work is centered in music, text, and/or movement; the contribution of the cognitive neurosciences in understanding notions of distributed/group cognition and emergent phenomena in improvised ensemble performance; how to problematize traditional and neat categorizations of common dance terms such as improvisation and choreography; notions of freedom and the spontaneous performance of acquired habits in self-organizing ensembles; what conditions/skills are conducive to a sense of ensemble; how acts of collaborative performance trouble traditional notions of choreographer, director, and composer; and other related questions and areas of research that engage ensemble-improvisation-performance.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register for evening events separately.



FiQ SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, JAN 14

6:00PM WELCOME RECEPTION
Location: 721 Broadway, Dean's Conference Room, 12th Floor

FRIDAY, JAN 15 and SATURDAY, JAN 16

WORK DAY #1 and #2
Location: 111 Second Avenue (Studios: Normandy, Son of Normandy, Studio II)

9:30am – 10:00am Arrivals and coffee

10:00am – 12:30pm Session 1

12:30pm – 2:00pm Break

2:00pm – 4:00pm Session 2

4:00pm – 6:00pm Break

6:00pm – 7:30pm Keynote Panel/Performance (1 Washington Pl, Jerry Labowitz Theatre)

SUNDAY, JAN 17

SYMPOSIUM CLOSE
Location: 111 Second Avenue (Studios: Normandy, Son of Normandy, Studio II)

9:30am – 10:00am Arrivals and coffee

10:00am – 12:30pm Final Session

12:30pm Adjourn


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