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[UPDATE] Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration, April 5 and 6, 2013
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The Graduate Theatre Syndicate and The Performance/Politics Humanities Institute Working Group, Co-Conveners Harmony Bench (Dance), Ryan Skinner (Ethnomusicology and AAAS), and Jennifer Schlueter (Theatre) at The Ohio State University
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate and The Performance/Politics Humanities Institute Working Group, Co-Conveners Harmony Bench (Dance), Ryan Skinner (Ethnomusicology and AAAS), and Jennifer Schlueter (Theatre) at The Ohio State University will host “Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration,” April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People’s Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works. Additionally, Stephen Wangh has taught physical acting technique in the United States and Europe. In addition to his keynote address, he will teach a workshop for conference attendees. His new book, entitled The Heart of Teaching, is due out this winter. This conference will be concurrent with the university’s production of aPOEtheosis, a devised piece of theatre created by U.S. director Joe Brandesky, and Czech theatre artist Petr Matásek. Brandesky and Matásek will be discussing their work on the performance during the conference.
• How does collaboration trouble our own sense of space, challenge our concept of equality, and force us to redefine our expectations?
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