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Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Next Session: Friday, April 8th, 4 pm at the Guelph Public Library Rebecca Caines, John Campbell and Nicholas Loess "Improvised Memory Boxes" A special Guelph version of the interactive workshop performance event which will be held at the Performance Studies international Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands in May. Come along and help us "remember" ICASP's work in 2010-2011 through an interactive workshop in video, photography, audio and text; resulting in a brand new website created and improvised into being by the workshop participants.

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011

Next Session: Friday, March 25th, 4pm at the Guelph Public Library Frédérique Arroyas University of Guelph “The Role of Literature and Improvisation in Robert Lepage’s Solo Stage Shows” ABSTRACT “It’s an obsession of mine to reconcile the language of film and theatre. The only way theatre is to stay alive is to embrace the vocabulary of alternative ways of storytelling.” Robert Lepage

Musagetes Job Posting: Program Manager

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Musagetes has significantly expanded its initiatives over the past two years, particularly Musagetes Cafés, local artistic programs and artist placements. The initiatives are led by the Executive Director in collaboration with a Program Manager, Project Assistant and other local collaborators and partners.

ICASP Graduate & Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Call for Applications 2011-12

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011 About ICASP

1mile2 Launch Event March 30th, 2011

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011

1mile2 is an innovative eight-month artistic project that will present the work of local and international artists and will explore how we live, work and act together. And it will all happen within a one square mile area encompassing Guelph's downtown core! The project will launch in Guelph on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 with a lecture by New York artist Mary Mattingly and a performance of his multimedia play Actionable! by Bob Wiseman.

Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2011 Call for Papers: Deadline May 31, 2011

Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project, in conjunction with the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, and the University of Guelph, invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual three-day international interdisciplinary conference. Proposals or papers should be submitted by May 31, 2011 to: The 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium c/o Dr. Ajay Heble, Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival email:

ICASP Researcher Ellen Waterman & James Harley featured on CBC's Concerts on Demand

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The ~spin~ duo is ICASP Researcher Ellen Waterman and James Harley (University of Guelph). The duo's performance at Petro-Canada Hall, Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland is featured on CBC's Concerts on Demand.

Fundraiser to assist with Kenneth Doren's recovery from cancer

Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011

Kenneth Doren is a Canadian multi-media artist and composer whose art installations, videos and digital operas have been presented in Canada, China, Finland, France and the U.S.A. Kenneth is a part of the ICASP team, working on various video projects for the ICASP website.

Thinking Spaces: The ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series (Guelph)

Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011

Next session: January 28th, 2011- 4 pm - Guelph Public Library ICASP PhD student Paul Watkins will be presenting his research at the next reading group. This will be a live performance-based presentation utilizing hip-hop, theory, jazz music and Canadian poetry. Don't miss this, please spread the word! Readings: (please contact Rebecca Caines at for copies of readings) 1. Paul Watkins. "Listening to a Listening:The Disruptive Jazz Poetics of Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries (a call towards freedom)."(Unpublished).

Tactics for Improvisation Workshop (Guelph): January 20th, 2011

Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ron East, Master Teacher in Physical Theatre, will conduct a series of workshops with ICASP in 2011 on aspects of Lecoq training techniques. The first session will introduce improv skills and explore the basics of physical play in the theatrical space. The workshop is designed to be of use to theatre students and anyone comfortable with physical expression and willing to explore with movement. This will form a foundation for the second session – on the neutral mask. The workshop is limited to 16 participants. When: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)