Information sent through about a thought provoking workshop coming up at University of Surrey…

As part of Research Skills through Collaboration Series that aims to provide training for post graduate practitioner research students and scholars, I would like to draw your attention to:

Performing Exchange’

A One day workshop investigating practical experiment and exchange between practice-based researchers, dance or music makers and interpretative artists, as a way of developing research skills and disciplinary expertise.

1st October 2010 – 9.30- 5.00

Nodus Building and PATS Studio 1&2,

Department of Dance, Film and Theatre, University of Surrey

The workshop will be led by Dr Tom Armstrong (Music) and Jennifer Jackson (Dance)

Frequent collaborators as music and dance makers, Tom and Jennifer will draw on their experience of specific experiences of collaborative relationships –  between composer and interpreter and in the process of collaborative writing –  to focus the experiment and discussion.  The day will include:

  • interventions from interpretive artists/ seminar with Emilie Crapoulet
  • reflection on writing by Vera John-Steiner (Creative Collaboration, 2000) and Keith Sawyer (Group Genius, 2007)
  • opportunity to research through practise and discuss the following questions:

How might collaboration affect the sense of ‘self’?

How might collaborative models be employed in relation to the researcher and her/his disciplinary expertise?

What is the role of time in collaboration?

What is group genius?

How does age and gender affect collaboration?

There is no charge for participation in the workshop but registration is essential for organisation and catering.

Please email Jennifer Jackson by September 21st to register interest and for further details of the programme schedule and location.

The workshop series is supported by University of Surrey’s Fund for Researcher Development and curated by Jennifer Jackson. The series aims to provide training for post graduate scholars and practitioners in performance studies to develop collaborative skills and nurture creative and innovative approaches to research within the framework of their own discipline and in interdisciplinary research.

Jennifer Jackson, Lecturer in Dance Studies