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CALL FOR PAPERS: Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries (Deadline: July 31, 2011)

The Improvisation, Community and Social Practice research initiative invites proposals for presentations at its fourth Vancouver colloquium, “Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries,” which will take place on October 20 to 22, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words — finished presentations and papers should conform to a 20-minute delivery — by July 31, 2011 to Dr. Kevin McNeilly, mcneilly@interchange.ubc.ca or to Dr. Julie Smith, juliedawnsmith@shaw.ca

Notification of acceptances will be given by August 15, 2011. Early submissions are welcome.

Please see the Call for Papers for information and details on proposal requirements.

...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble