Posts tagged ‘Misha Glouberman’

August 26, 2013

so – an “un”conference?

I’m all registered up for this:

Toronto Performance Unconference 2013
Thursday September 19 9–5 (+social)
Art Gallery of Ontario – Weston Family Learning Centre.
Early Bird $15 (includes lunch)| More information

the tagline is: The world in which we do the work is changing.  Let’s share how we’re dealing with that.

in case you don’t know, an Unconference is “many things to many people. But to us it’s an event where the content of sessions is participant driven and in which you spend most of the time in conversation with others who care about similar things. There are no panels or lectures. You’ll get to propose sessions and only attend sessions that are helpful to you. You’ll be in conversations not as a representative of your organization or as an “emerging artist” – but as an individual who wants to help and to get better.”

I went to one of these years ago, same folks organizing it. I think it will be interesting to see how it has evolved and equally importantly, how I have.

You should sign up and go. If you’re wondering who else goes to these things: “Theatre people, dance people, music people, performance art people, people who don’t identify by genre. Actors, directors, dancers, designers, playwrights, technicians, administrators, marketing people, Artistic Directors, fundraisers, video artists, dramaturges, General Managers, students, teachers, people who don’t identify by occupation. “Emerging,” “Mid-Career,” “Established” “Award-Winning,” “New Arrivals,” “Culturally Specific,” “Ethnically Diverse,” “White,” “Not white,” people who don’t identify by those kinds of phrases. Older people and younger people and yes, people who didn’t identify by age. All those kind of people.”

I’m looking forward to it.

co-hosted by Small Wooden Shoe, The Art Gallery of Ontario and Necessary Angel Theatre Company

accessibility partners: FADO Performance Art Centre, The Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council

with support from: Canadian Stage, Dancemakers and Tarragon Theatre

Facilitated by Misha Glouberman

Designed by Jacob Zimmer with Misha Glouberman and Kari Pederson

%d bloggers like this: