News related to the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice by Cheryl McLean,Publisher, The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Aiding Dramatic Change in Development Workshop
communities in Canada and abroad through participatory arts processes reflecting the culture, desires, and life experiences of the people in the community. They draw heavily on Theatre of the Oppressed and Jacques LeCoq physical theatre approaches. Their approach evolved while creating the Zisize Drama Group in rural South Africa - both during rehearsals, and within a program of community-led interventions around the schools of Ingwavuma (an area with a 30+% HIV/AIDS prevalence).
Day I – Playing with our perceptions of space. Learn how three elemental spaces of
performance (inner psycho-physical; concrete “real”; and outer “ethereal”) can aid community
actors explore personal and social realities. See how these principles can be used in other
contexts to create supportive environments that promote dialogue, debate and change.
Day 2 – Transforming meaning using spacial awareness and image theatre. How can
we encode emotional content contained within our minds and bodies into spacial relationships?
What new possibilities result from using space to represent cultural meaning, and how can conflict be explored more objectively using space rather than violent poses?
Workshop is relevant for:
• People interested in developing their interpersonal skills
• Those interested in experiencing a shared sense of play
• Workshop facilitators and educators
• Those developing community based research, or community development projects
• People with theatre skills wanting to work in community, social and political contexts
At the end of the workshop there will be an opportunity to reflect and unpack the exercises.
Facilitators will be available for private follow up discussions with participants after the workshop regarding their individual needs.More Information: contact Stephen Sillett at: Stephen@adcid.org (or tel: 416 823 4957)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Shaping a Field, New Book Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice Features Leading Edge Research
IJCAIP office, London, Ontario
At over 400 pages, this is a rich and multifaceted collection of articles and chapters about the creative arts in research and action, an accessible yet highly informative text that enlightens the reader about the inquiries and the processes while offering first hand insights into approaches, stories of the work in practice, how to method based exercises and lists of comprehensive references.Here are just a few of our contributors featured in the book, "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change:Izumi Sakamoto Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, University of TorontoNancy Viva Davis Halifax, Ph.D., artist/researcher and Assistant professor, Critical Disability Studies, York UniversityJohn Sullivan, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Preventive medicine and Community Health, Public forum and Toxics Assistance, University of Texas Medical BranchFamily Social Sciences, University of ManitobaCarolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant professor, University of Minnesota School of NursingOlga Idriss Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State UniversityLata Pada, choreographer, Adjunct Professor, York University, Dance (Order of Canada recipient)Johnny Saldana, playwright/actor, Professor of Theatre, School of Theatre and Film, Arizona State UniversityIan Prinsloo MFA, (former AD, Theatre Calgary)Lorna Boschman, Documentary and Media Artist, PhD (in process) Simon FraserGeorge Belliveau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British ColumbiaSusan K. MacRae, Registered Nurse, (former Deputy Director, University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics)Jacqui Gingras PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition, Ryerson UniversitySherry Fontaine Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Healthcare Leadership, Park UniversitySeema Shah MD, MSPHKim Bullock, MD, Director of Community Health Division, Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency ProgramJohn J. Guiney Yallop Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education , Acadia UniversityArdra Cole, EdD, Professor and Co-director, Centre for Arts informed Research, OISE, University of TorontoMaura McIntyre Ed.D, Adjunct Professor, OISE, Centre for Arts informed Research, University of Toronto
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Sunday, August 15, 2010
Music Care Conference Features Therapeutic Uses of Music
Music Care Conference, Waterloo, Ontario
The first of its kind in Canada, this one day conference will bring together a cross section of community caregivers to provide information and inspiration on the difference the effective therapeutic use of music can make in our quality of life and well-being. The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance and music touches every part of us: our bodies, emotions, minds, relationships and souls. The Music Care Conference is an opportunity to transform the way we care for one another in our neighborhoods.
Workshop Topics Include:
· Music, memory and cognition
· Music and dementia care
· Singing for the soul
· Music and special needs children
· Improvisation and the creative spirit
· Music and palliative care
· Music, grieving and loss
· The psalms of David
· Prayer, meditation and music
Presented by: the Room 217 Foundation, Baycrest, Wilfrid Laurier Faculty of Music (Laurier Centre for Music in the Community and The Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research). Please Join Us! Visit the conference website or call 905.852.2499.