NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER 4-7, 2012
International, cross-disciplinary, conversational, experiential and practical-critical, the seventh Performing the World conference is open to all
All Stars Project, Inc. and the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy
Through July 1 – US $235 – After July 1 – US $275
Performing the World (PTW) – the biennial conference/festival of the performance movement – brings together theatre artists and scholars, educators, youth workers and students, social workers, therapists and developmental psychologists, medical doctors and health workers, business executives and community organizers and others to share their passions and innovations, work and play.
Over the next few months leading up to the conference, we will be sharing some of the 100+ presentations, workshops and performance coming to PTW 2012.
Here's a sampling.
Daniel Maposa is the director of the Savanna Trust, which brings theatre into the streets and villages of politically polarized Zimbabwe to create a space for dialogue and development. Maposa will share his work in the town of Wadzanayi, where performance helped restore relationships after the violence accompanying the 2008 election and allowed neighbors to begin working together again, despite their continuing political differences, for the development of their community.
Ursula Carrascal Vizarreta will lead a performance/workshop of "Dance to Survive," a performance created by children who live on a garbage dump next to the Rimac River in Lima. The children are part of the indigenous Cantagallo people and their dance builds on their people's traditional culture while at the same time putting forward their demands for environmental clean up and their concerns about global climate change.
Chang Janaprakal Chandruang will bring students from the Moradokami Home School, which he leads, where every subject is taught through theatre and performance. They will perform a play they have devised and discuss how they have created a self-sufficient theatre community, which is now beginning to impact on Thailand's educational system by bringing drama clubs into more than 40 Thai schools.
This just a small sampling of the diverse and important performance work to be experienced at PTW 2012. More of what's in store as the summer progresses…
For more information and to register go to www.performingtheworld.org.