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  • Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Turbulent Times

    When: 22nd Jun 2018 10:00:am
    UBC Robson Square

    The 10th annual colloquium for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (ICSI), Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Troubled Times, presented in collaboration with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Coastal Jazz, will be held June 22-24, 10 am - 4 pm, at UBC Robson Campus. Presentations and performances will address questions around what it means to improvise in a challenging and uncertain present. What roles can the improvising arts play to address cultural and social turbulence? How might improvisation both settle on and unsettle our senses of what matters now? How does improvising confront our enmeshments in a heavily mediated and diverse world? What sorts of connections and resistances does improvisation enact? How might improvisation involve practices of disruption and of reconciliation? Of protest and of healing? Of undoing, of re-mixing, of co-creation? What senses of promise can improvisations sound in a time of unease and displacement? Friday, Saturday and Sunday—June 22-24, 2018, 10am - 4pm UBC Robson Campus Room C420 Free to the Public