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Serious Play

April 12, 7:30 PM


hero background imagePerformance invites audiences in like poetry, offering evocative imagery that summons your experience, your response, and your reading rather than telling a single, linear story. The evening includes new choreographic work and highlights the work of students in TD258, “Improvisational Practice in Performance,” performing never-before-seen, never-before-conceived improvised work that operates at the intersections of performance forms. The student performers seek to recognize emergent logics, shift our attention, surprise us (and themselves) as they invent each new work.

Improvisation has a playful sensibility, but that doesn’t mean it’s always silly, and is far from simple. Serious Play requires multi-modal attention, is a way of learning and a practice of encountering a community. Miguel Sicart writes, “Through play, we experience the world, we construct it and we destroy it, and we explore who we are and what we can say.” Here performers will collaboratively construct and destroy new “worlds” that invite new ways of seeing.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.



April 12
7:30 PM
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