Current Program (subject to change)

Wednesday May 10

Doors and bar open at 7:00, show from 7:30 - Improvised Performance  "What's At Hand" (Jayden Pfeifer with Joanna Bundon and Jon Neher)-  The Artesian 

Thursday May 11

Main conference talks held in RiC208 and RiC 209 (unless indicated)

12:00 - 12:30- Registration and performance by the University of Regina New Music Ensemble

12:30 -1:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks

 1:00 - 2:00 - Keynote: Vida Midgelow – performance lecture held in Sound Studio 
                     "Everywhere and Nowhere: Dance Improvisation as Un/disciplinary knowledge"
                      Introduction: I-Ying Wu

 2:15 - 3:45 - Research Panel by QimprovGround: Yi-Chen Wu, Yi-Jung Wu, I-Ying Wu- return to 
                      RiC 208 and 209
                     "The Encountering Grounds of Dance improvisation: Explorations through Studies in
                           Culture, Performing Arts, and Dance Education"
                        Chair: Paula Weber

 3:45 - 4:15 - Coffee and Round-table talk-back

 4:15 - 5:30 - Darci Anderson- The Human Condition- movement workshop

Break for Dinner

8:00- Creative Work-in-Progress Showing- Sound Studio
          Dance Improvisation Performance:  Dominic Gregorio & I-Ying Wu - "無 un 意 conscious"
          Paula Weber- Student Presentation
          Garry Wasyliw Student presentation + jam
          REACTING Jam- interdisciplinary improvisation
          MC: Garry Wasyliw

Friday May 12

Main conference talks held in RiC208 and RiC 209 (unless indicated)

(Special schools only programming "The Prairie Heartbeat Project" runs 11:15AM-3PM- Shubox Theatre and surrounding classrooms, pre-registered school groups only. With Daya Madhur, Clinton Ackerman, Chris Merk, Misty Wensel, Cat Abenstein, and The Miller Team)

9:30-   Registration, coffee

9:45-10:00       Meet and greet with the Dean of Faculty of Media, Art, and
                        Performance- Dean Rae Staseson

10:00 - 11:00 - Keynote:  Frédérique Arroyas: "Study abroad: Exploring intercultural understanding through                                         Forum Theatre"
                        Introduction: Rebecca Caines

11:00 - 12:00 - Coffee and Round-table talk-back with Dr. Sara Schroeter

Break for Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 - Public Performance-"Prairie Heartbeats Schools Project"
                     with Clinton Ackerman and Daya Madhur and Grade 7 & 8 students- held in Shubox 

1:45 - 2:00 -  Break

2:00 - 4:00 -  Papers (return to RiC 208 and 209)
                      Fleur Hughes:  "Mobility within the approach of community music therapy.  How does                                                   the process of group improvisation bring us all together?"
                      Mark Lomanno:  "Moan Flow: Chronic Pain, Intimacy and Modulating Flawed Bodies"
                      Jaime Williams and William Smythe:  "Knowing the Unknowable"
                      Chair: Ellen Ringler

4:00 - 4:45 -  Grad presentation and exhibition: Jason Cullimore

5:00-7:30 - Conference Dinner- Skye Bistro, Saskatchewan Science Centre

8:00 - Word Up Open Stage Poetry & Jam - Creative City Centre 

Saturday May 13

Improvise & Mobilize- Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Jackson (IICSI- Guelph)

Main conference talks held in RiC208 and RiC 209 (unless indicated)

8:30-9:00              Registration, coffee

9:00-10:00            "Come Play With Our Merry Band of Improv'rs" John McCallum and local 
                              recreational improvisation group

10:00 10:30- Opening Address: George Lipsitz "The Creative, Political, and Academic Potential for                                                    Improv to Mobilize Communities"

Break: Community partner meet and greet over coffee

10:45-11:45- Roundtable "Exploring different methods for community-engaged improvisation
                      Rick Kotowich, Amanda Schenstead (Wascana Rehabilitation Centre), Jayden Pfeifer
                      and Johanna Bundon (independent artists)

Lunch provided:  All welcome, mentorship lunch for IICSI graduate students from partners and  
                          researchers (RiC Atrium)

12:45-1:30- Workshop Forum Theatre and Indigenous Games- Dustin Brass and Erin Goodpipe
                    (Indigenous People's Health Research Centre)

1:30-2:30- Roundtable "Improvisation and Mentorship"- Risa Payant (Common Weal Community
                Arts), Charity Marsh (Canada Research Chair and IMP Labs), Cat Abenstein (Creative City

2:30-3:15- Research project workshop: "Addressing social isolation through applied research
                  and arts practice" Rebecca Caines and Michelle Stewart (University of Regina)          

3:15 - 4:00  Performer talks: Isabella Stefanescu, Norman Adams
                    Introduction: Helen Pridmore

4:00-4:45- George Lipsitz and Ajay Heble "An Interview with Two Leading Improvisation Scholars"
                  Introduction: Rebecca Caines


5:00 - WL Altman Multi-channel Installation and Artist Talk- Sound Studio

Break for Dinner

8:00 - Mainstage Performance - The Artesian 
          MIRROR with Isabella Stefanescu and Helen Pridmore
          Norman Adams with WL Altman and Helen Pridmore

Sunday May 14

Main conference talks held in RiC208 and RiC 209 (unless indicated)

9:30            Registration, coffee

10:00 - 12:00 - Papers:
                        Raymond Ambrosi: "Merging Self, Body and Place: Improvisation in the teachings of martial arts                                  sects in North China"
                        Bruno Hernani:  "When Engineering Meets Improvisation"
                        Kathryn Ricketts: "What is a LUG?" performance
                        Chair: Mary King

Break for Lunch

1:00 - 3:30 - Papers:
                    Kathleen Irwin and Traci Foster:  "We Are All Involved in Disability Now"
                    Sheila Petty: "Mapping Mobility as Migration, Displacement and Exile in the Video                                                     Installation Artwork of Nadia Seboussi"
                    Christina Stojanova and Sarah Ferguson:  "Conversations with the Divine Object:                                                     Creative Improvisation, Surrealism, and the ideas of C.G.Jung"
                   Chair: Jason Cullimore

3:30-4:00 - Closing Round-table:  Where can we move to now?

4:00 onwards - Please stay if you can, as there will be social events this afternoon and evening