Tate Liverpool: Concurrent: Exchanges Through Improvisation
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Dates: 19/02/2017 - 25/02/2017
Times: All Day
Join us for a week of innovative performances, workshops and discussions on dance and improvisation.
Improvisation is the primary means for performers to express their individuality and be creative in a performance whilst having the potential to expand inclusion and diversity across the arts. Offering new directions for contemporary performing artists of every stripe, it is also central to the practices and interests of arts therapists and psychologists. Concurrent brings practitioners and researchers together to share ideas and ways of working, and to map the psychological means by which improvisers and audiences exchange or construct meanings at the forefront of music, dance, visual art and arts therapies.
Performances will include live dance, video, installation and music. Discussions and workshops will explore unconventional facets of improvisation in theory and practice across a wide range of fields.
Concurrent is an improvisation research network of leading musicians, dancers, visual artists, dance and music psychologists and arts therapists from across the UK. Programmed in association with Edge Hill University in collaboration with University of Edinburgh.