Consent Culture in Contact Improvisation SYMPOSIUM

With Kathleen Rea, Keith Henessey, Leslie Heydon, Nicole Bindler, Richard Kim, Rythea Lee, Sasha Lasdon & Vivek Patel

April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to April 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Programming category: 

A forum for CI teachers and committed practitioners to cross pollinate ideas and strategies toward safer CI spaces

Curated by Nicole Bindler, Deirdre Morris & Vivek Patel

There have been many recent developments in the past few years around best practices for safer CI spaces. This three-day symposium gathers some of the innovators and thinkers around this topic to share their ideas, push the conversation forward, and further develop inclusive, consent-oriented CI pedagogy. We will grapple with hard questions around accountability, engaging in this work cross-culturally, and sustaining these endeavors for the long haul. We will emphasize community care and process over outcomes. 

The weekend will include presentations, discussions, and CI experiences that focus on consent practices, inclusion, and intersectionality. The schedule will also offer ample time for participants to foster new collaborations, conduct their own research, and document their findings. We will embrace our differences. We will approach this meeting as a beginning.

All CI practitioners of any level of experience are invited to apply to participate in this special event, but priority will go toward applicants who intend to bring the information back to their home CI communities, organizers and facilitators who are looking for tools to create safer CI spaces, and teachers who will incorporate the material in their classes. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 5th or the event is full.

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