Performing the World 4: The Performance of Community and the Community of Performance (PTW4)

Venue: Tarrytown House

Location: Tarrytown, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2006
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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS
PERFORMING THE WORLD 4

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Performing the World 4:
The Performance of Community and
the Community of Performance
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Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2007
Tarrytown House, Tarrytown, NY

Performing the World 4 recognizes, celebrates and interrogates the growing
global performance movement and its relationship to community building-- the
thousands of innovative performance projects taking place in urban centers,
towns and villages the world over, and the researchers, theoreticians and
analyzers of what all this ensemble creativity, improvisatory play and
"stage-making" might mean for human development, the growth of communities and
social change.

The weekend conference will bring together performers, educators, artists,
scholars and researchers, psychologists and therapists, health and helping
professionals, business professionals, youth workers, social entrepreneurs,
activists, and community organizers to showcase innovative practice and
scholarship and provide a rich context for learning and performing together.

A sampling of conversational themes, panels, workshops and performances:

* Performance as a Community Building Methodology
* Postmodern Creativity and Performance
* Knowing, Not Knowing and Performing
* Performance as Metaphor
* Performance as a Way of Life
* The Therapeutics of Performance
* The Creativity of the Group, Ensemble and Community
* Theatre and Community
* The Creativity of Improvisation
* Performing, Improvising and Learning
* The Power of Play
* And more

Fields of Interest:
* Education
* Drama in Education
* Psychology and Psychotherapy
* Community Development
* Medicine and Health Care
* Organizational Change, Business and Management
* Theatre
* Performance Studies
* Applied Theatre
* Youth Development
* Participatory Research and Evaluation
* Political and Community Organizing
* And more

Proposal Instructions and forms for submitting proposals, due March 15, 2007,
can be viewed at www.performingtheworld.org.

Performing the World 4 is sponsored by the East Side Institute for Group and
Short Term Psychotherapy,
920 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10010
Tel. 212.941.8906, Fax 212.941.0511
www.eastsideinstitute.org.

Convening Committee
Dan Friedman (The Castillo Theatre and Youth OnStage!, NYC) Lois Holzman (East
Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, NYC) Sheila McNamee
(University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH) Fred Newman (East Side Institute for
Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, NYC).

Environment
Performing the World 4 will be held at the Tarrytown House in Tarrytown, New
York, 24 miles north of Manhattan. The Tarrytown House is situated amidst
wooded bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Built in the late 1800s as a
country estate, it offers all the facilities and amenities of the 21st
century. Accommodations include cable TV, phone and Internet access, and use
of the fitness center, indoor pool, and tennis courts. The Tarrytown House is
surrounded by miles of jogging and walking trails.

Conference activities will run from 5 pm Friday, October 12 until 5 pm Sunday,
October 14. Registration and check-in begin at 3 pm on Friday.

Fees
Fees are all-inclusive for the full weekend. Included are conference
registration, two nights' accommodations, all meals from Friday dinner through
Sunday lunch, coffee breaks, snacks and a Saturday night party.

Performing the World 4 is best "performed" as a full weekend experience. We
can accommodate only a limited number of one-day registrations or conference
participants not staying at Tarrytown House. Please contact Melissa Meyer for
details at 212.941.8906 or ptw@eastsideinstitute.org. Please note also that
there are very few hotels in the area and none has the value of the Tarrytown
House rooms, meals and amenities.

For residents of the US, UK, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand
and Japan:

Before July 1, 2007

Individual rate, double room: $600
Individual rate, single room: $700
Institutional rate, double room: $900
Institutional rate, single room: $1000

After July 1, 2007

Individual rate, double room: $675
Individual rate, single room: $775
Institutional rate, double room: $975
Institutional rate, single room: $1075

For residents of all other countries:

Double room: $475

A limited number of work/study positions and scholarships are available.

For all inquiries, contact:
Melissa Meyer, Programs Coordinator
East Side Institute
920 Broadway, 14th floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212.941.8906 Fax: 212.941.0511
ptw@eastsideinstitute.org
www.performingtheworld.org

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