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Performance and Community-Building Conference Set for October

Those of you interested in D & D and the Arts may be interested in attending the conference Performing the World 4: The Performance of Community and the Community of Performance (www.performingtheworld.org), coming up Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2007 in Tarrytown, NY. The goal of Performing the World 4 is to recognize, celebrate and interrogate the growing global performance movement and its relationship to community building. The conference will explore the thousands of innovative performance projects taking place in urban centers, towns and villages the world over, and the researchers, theoreticians and analyzers of what all this ensemble creativity, improvisatory play and “stage-making” might mean for human development, the growth of communities and social change.

Conversational themes, panels, workshops and performances include

* Performance as a Community Building Methodology
* Postmodern Creativity and Performance
* Knowing, Not Knowing and Performing
* Performance as Metaphor
* Performance as a Way of Life
* The Therapeutics of Performance
* The Creativity of the Group, Ensemble and Community
* Theatre and Community
* The Creativity of Improvisation
* Performing, Improvising and Learning
* The Power of Play

Fees are all-inclusive for the full weekend. Included are conference registration, two nights’ accommodations, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, coffee breaks, snacks and a Saturday night party.For residents of the US, UK, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan: Fees range from $600 for individuals sharing a room, to $1075 for institutional representatives in a single room. Fees for residents of all other countries are $475.

For more information about the conference, visit their website, or contact Melissa Meyer, Programs Coordinator, East Side Institute, 920 Broadway, 14th floor New York, NY 10010; phone: 212.941.8906 Fax: 212.941.0511; email: ptw@eastsideinstitute.org.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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