Can Performance Change the World?
September 30- October 3, 2010, New York City
Performing artists, community organizers, theatre workers, educators, scholars, youth workers, students, social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors, health workers, and business executives are coming from 31 countries to discuss/perform that question and their responses to it.
Paradigm Shift Will Launch Our Signature Workshop
“Creating Intra and Interpersonal Paradigm Shifts”
Presented By: Meredith Villano, Co-Founder & Director; Laura Joy, Community Membership Coordinator; Shetal Shah, Digital Media Supervisor
Many people are drawn to activism or align themselves with a cause by first identifying with a community of those with shared experiences, then become empowered by voicing their personal narratives before taking action within their communities. This workshop will help attendees find their own path to activism in the form of their choice, and will provide community building, self-empowerment/motivational performance exercises, as well as action ideas.
Nearly 100 presentations, workshops and performances including:
Patch Adams – the Clown Laureate of Medicine, comes to Performing the World for the first time. He will share his work from around the world, bringing performance and hope to the sick and suffering.
A Day in the Life of the World – The Living Theatre
Reinventing Avant-Garde Theatre
Performance and Health
The Performance of Resiliency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Power of Performing Our Story
Clowning at Hospital Changes the World
All Stars Project, Inc. & East Side Institute for Group & Short Term Psychotherapy
Location: All Stars Project, Inc., 543 West 42 Street (btwn 10th & 11th Aves)