2012 Festival of the Moving Body - March 16 and 17, 2012  



Festival of the Moving Body 2014

Body Matters

The Challenge of Bringing Knowledge into Physical Form


"The Body is the New Classroom" 


 Past Forms from 2012 Festival. For Reference Only.

ALL PROPOSALS REQUIRE: (please click on links below to print out required sections or click here to print out entire package)

  1. Section A: The General Information Form Completed
  2. Section B or Section C: Support Materials (Applicants may submit both B and C if you are submitting work to both sections)
  3. Section D: Presenter's Policy Agreement, signed and dated

Section B: For performance, installation, visual, media and film artists.

Section C: For therapists, artists, educators, researchers and scientists submitting workshops, research and/or panel discussions.


 Suggested Festival Topics

Dance and Healing
Live Performance
The Future of Embodied Learning
The Science of Movement
Dance Therapy
The Ethics of Movement
The Wellspring of the Creative Body
Performance and Improvisation
Mind/Body and Traditional Medicine
Recovery, Imagination and Creativity
The Future of Physical Therapy 
Somatic Therapy and Education
Film and Media: The Lens of Imagination
Music and Movement
Body and Brain Learning
Movement as an Agent of Change
Bodies of Difference: Invested in Moving
Global Spaces and Creative Bodies
The Future of Occupational Therapy
Film Series: The Moving Body
Collaboration and Research: What We Need for the Future

Presentation Formats for the Public Festival:

Workshop: -Experiential and hands-on workshops focused on any of the following: movement, improvisation, body/mind modalities, physical therapy, recovery, imagination, somatics, dance, occupational therapy, creativity, collaboration, dance therapy.
Space: Classrooms or Movement Space
Time: 45 minutes

Demonstration: - Presenting, demonstrating and discussing exemplary lessons, training, rehabilitation, therapy and/or practice on a festival topic.
Space: Classroom or Lecture Hall
Time: 45 minutes, 15 minutes for Q&A

Research Lecture: - Presenting academic papers and findings from formal research on Festival Topics followed by an open discussion and/or Q&A.
Space: Lecture Hall seating
Time: 30 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A

Installation: -Contemporary art that is installed in or around the lobbies of the Charles B Wang Center, responding to the site and flexible to the space requirements. All installations should leave the space in the same condition it was found. New art designed specifically for the space is encouraged. Preference will be given to installations that are envisioned as spaces and environments for the body in movement, performance and improvisation.
Space: Lobby of Wang Center
Time: Duration of the festival

Collaborative Panel:-Two or three colleagues from diverse disciplines presenting insights, research, viewpoints and information around one festival topic.
Space: Lecture Hall seating
Time: 45 minutes presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A

Film and Media:- Curated shorts (10-15 minutes) and feature length films on the topic of The Moving Body.
Space: Lecture Hall
Time: Three sessions of 2 hours each

Site Performance:-Performances in unexpected locations throughout the Wang Center. Collaborations with architecture, music, text and/or visual art are encouraged. Solo, duet and group work accepted.
Time: 10-15 minutes

Performance:- Dance and Movement performances produced at the Charles B Wang Theatre; 8pm on the Friday Night of the Summit, March 16, 2012.


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