The 2012 Festival of the Moving Body will be held March 16 and 17, 2012 at Stony Brook Universityʼs Charles B. Wang Center Long Island, New York
Day 1: On Friday, March 16, 2012 from 10am-5pm, we will host a Summit of invited-only experts, modeled after TED Talks. Our goal is to listen to one another in order to construct unknown territories for educating a new generation of healthy, creative, productive and imaginative citizens. Many consider dance and the movement arts to be closely aligned to medicine, music, visual art, and architecture. We plan to have representatives from these and many other fields examine how we work together for the greater good. The opportunity to engage our minds and imaginations across disciplines would be the kind of academic and artistic feast that will inspire many. Participants in the Summit are expected to present research, offer workshops and/or participate in panel discussions at the public Festival the next day.
Day 2: On Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10am-4pm, The Festival of the Moving Body will be open to the public. Through the presentations of our Summit experts, the festival will examine the interdisciplinary nature of dance, movement and somatics. Our focus is to connect the dynamic relationships of performance, creativity, health, recovery and well-being through examples from some of the best experts around the country. We will include performance, film, media, installations, workshops, panels and lectures throughout the Wang Center. We plan to offer a stunning, strong consortium in order to promote the value and significance….live and through action… of our incredible fields as they contribute on diverse and interdisciplinary arenas. The Festival of the Moving Body invites submissions of original research, collaborative panels, live performance, media, film, workshops, installations, demonstrations and site performances for presentation at the Charles B Wang Center at Stony Brook University. All research methodologies, body/mind modalities, performance, visual, and artistic styles are welcome. Your application will be considered for both the Summit and the Festival.