Directing in the Performing Arts Summit will approach the profession of the director from a broad, interdisciplinary, international, and integrated perspective. Working synergistically with entertainment industry, we propose to identify, test, and (re)evaluate the fundamentals of the director’s art in various contexts (theatre, film, opera, dance, and new media), and to translate this knowledge into a viable working model that meets the needs of the 21st century.
In order to use this knowledge in a meaningful, relevant, competitive, and financially sustainable manner, the new type of artistic leader requires not only the technical mastery of the medium, but also soft skills such as agility, communication, and an ability to work in teams. Directing in the Performing Arts Summit will create a space for established and aspiring artists and their audiences to engage in this process in a way that bridges the gap between theory and practice and promotes collaborations. The speakers and workshop leaders we are bringing together reflect this commitment to integration. Our program is structured as three overlapping spheres that encompass experiential process, observation and mentoring, and lectures and seminars. It will culminate in the Director’s Showcase production, in which four directors from four different fields of performance will present their variations on a common text.
Saturday June 15th to Tuesday June 18th, 2013 More information or to Register
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