Performing the World 2010: Can Performance Change the World? (PTW2010)
Venue: All Stars Project, Inc.
|Event Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010||End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2010|
|Registration Date: Sep 15, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2010|
The sponsors of Performing the World â€” the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy and the All Stars Project, Inc. â€” are based in New York City. For decades, both organizations have worked to create a performance-oriented culture and community, in conscious and direct relationship to progressive social change. Our activities involve all neighborhoods and social strata in New York City, and have created an international network of connections.
We envision Performing the World 2010 as a three-day â€œperformance of conversationâ€ with people from all over the world â€” scholars and researchers; teachers, therapists, social workers and community organizers; doctors and other health workers; theatre and other performance artists; union activists and business leaders; economists and political activists â€” on the subject of performance and the transformation of the individual, the community, and the world.
The question â€œCan Performance Change the World?â€ suggests many themes and topics. Here are a few:
â€¢ Does performance contribute to people seeing the world in new ways?
â€¢ Play, performance and learning in and outside of school
â€¢ Community, therapy and community therapy
â€¢ Playing at work and working at play
â€¢ New health care performances for connecting mind and body
â€¢ Therapy, performance and emotional growth
â€¢ How is the economy performing?
â€¢ What does performing on stage have to do with performing off-stage?
â€¢ Group creativity and social change
â€¢ Performance, activism and revolution
Proposal submission forms are available at www.performingtheworld.org. Proposals are due March 1, 2010.