Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CMU Special Event Thursday-Environmental Theatre

Hello World Family,
Falcon, here. I hope all of you where ever you are, are having an excellent week. For those in the Pittsburgh area, there is a special event at Carnegie Mellon University this Thursday I wanted to let you know about.

Thursday, March 26, 2009
4:30-6:30 PM
Breed Hall (Margaret Morrison Bldg, CMU)

Greening the Future of Live Performance: Three Propositions

What are the ecological issues ripe for exploration in live performance?

What changes in approach, perspective, and form might be needed to create
performances that situate nature and the non-human world as an equal player
in the unfolding eco-drama, rather than as landscape or backdrop to human

How can we use the powerful presentness of live performance to raise
audience awareness of ecological issues and inspire action and change?

The "Performance and Ecology" initiative at Carnegie Mellon University will
kick off with a panel exploring these questions on March 26, 2009, from 4:30
pm-6:30 pm in Breed Hall of the Margaret Morrison Building at CMU.
Panelists will be:

Katie Gough, of the University of Glasgow: "Making Sense of the
Nature/Culture Divide in Performance Studies"

Theresa May, of the University of Oregon: "Growing an Ecodramaturgy; or
green questions to ask a play"

Tom Van Sant, creator of the Geosphere project: "As seen from above"

There will be a light reception preceding the panel at 4:00 pm in Room 107(CFA Dean's Conference Room) in the Margaret Morrison Building.

The Performance and Ecology initiative is one of two initiatives sponsored
by The Public Art Research Cluster within the CMU Center for the Arts in
Society. The Public Art Cluster involves an active constituency from the
College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the
Studio for Creative Inquiry, and faculty members from the University of
Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. For more information about the
Performance and Ecology initiative, contact the initiative director, Dr.
Wendy Arons (email: warons at andrew.cmu.edu)

Peace, Brothers and Sisters,
Falcon and Dove

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