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Performing the World Conference: 4-7 October, 2011: New York, USA

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Verfasser: Lidia Varbanova - Datum: 12 Dez 2011, 19:21

The Performing the World (PTW) 2012 conference, an international, cross-disciplinary, conversational, experiential, and practical-critical event, will be held in New York City, on 4-7 October 2012. The theme of the last PTW, held in 2010 and attended by over 500 persons from dozens of countries, was Can Performance Change the World? The depth of the challenges facing humanity two short years later have led to the recasting of the question for the 2012 conference as Can Performance Save the World?

Deadlocked governments, protracted wars, dysfunctional education systems, and a deepening global economic crisis with no apparent solution have become the norm. At the same time, the activity of performance as an alternative to the cognitive and/or faith-based 'solutions' of traditional ideology, continues to spread both at the grassroots and in the universities, with the non-ideological, improvisatory movements struggling to embody this trend.

PTW is looking for proposals for panels, workshops, performances, demonstrations, installations that address the question of 'Can performance save the world?' from a multitude of perspectives. Performing the World 2012 is envisioned as a marathon 'performance of conversation', with people from all over the world - scholars and researchers; educators, therapists, social workers, youth workers, doctors and other health workers, theatre, applied theatre and other performance artists, social activists and community organizers, business leaders and philanthropists, film, video and media creatives and others.

Interested candidates are invited to submit proposals by 1 March 2012.

More information about proposal submission forms is available at




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