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Thursday, 24 September 2015
TransDisciplinary Improvisation Symposium at Middlesex University London
This symposium has come about through the research interests of Mdx faculty through the schools of Media and Performing Arts - it is a space for sharing research, exchanging thoughts and networking through professional practice. MAPP DTP students and alumni are most welcome to attend (booking at the Student concessionary rate) equally please do share this with others within your professional communities that may be interested. Hope to see some of you there! Helen
(TIN) TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network presents What’s in a Name?
23rd - 24th October 2015
Friday 23rd October: 13.00pm – 20.30pm
Saturday 24th October: 09.00am – 17.00pm
Improvisation is a long–standing practice that is central to the processes of many performance forms with well-established practices and associated discourses. More recently the significance of improvisation has been recognised in contexts beyond the arts, including for example design, education, therapy and management, making this a dynamic and emergent field of research.
Strongly grounded in the creative arts and led by expert improvisers this event will be an opportunity to articulate and elaborate practices and contribute to the emerging critical discourses of all things improvisatory, refining understandings of creative approaches, terminologies and significances.
The day will include key note presentations, papers by leading researchers/artists, workshops, performances and open research spaces for shared creative dialogue, such that we use the modalities of the improvised (and the various practices we bring) as a way to consider the nature, benefits and problematics of improvisation.
Guest Key Note Presentations:
David Toop, Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation - www.arts.ac.uk
Sondra Fraleigh, Professor emeritus and Dance Artist/Writer - www.eastwestsomatics.com
Gary Peters, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory - www.yorksj.ac.uk
In the evening we have a improvised performance event, in conjunction with the Inside Out festival by: Jonathan Impett, Simon Limbrick, Ben Dwyer, Helen Kindred, Robert Vesty, Vida Midgelow, Suzanne Martin and guests. Registration open online at our online store.
£75 (waged/ institution) and £45 (unwaged/freelance artist/student)
Middlesex Staff free attendance to conference, evening reception £15. Please register through the Online Store.
(NB. All presenters need to register)
If you wish to join the conversation on social media, we'd like to suggest the hashtag #TINconf15.
How to get here
The conference is held at our main campus in Hendon, north London, which is located 10 minutes from the Northern Line and Thameslink rail line, both of which take you to central London in under 30 minutes.
For directions and maps please click here.