PRAXIS, INC: Innovate, Network, Collaborate is the department's annual community event in which we invite current students, faculty and alumni to come together and share their skills in the field of Performance Studies, engage in important conversations, and stay connected with colleagues and peers.
Praxis includes a wide range of programming like visual artwork, practicum workshops, discussion panels and informational sessions. Some programs which students and alums have led in the past include: self scripted choreography, a film installation inspired by amusement parks, and a talk on publishing without an agent.
Each year we conclude Praxis with an alumni performance. The department's Alumni Fund directly supports this alumni performance in the form of an honorarium.
9:30am - 10:00am
Performance Studies Lounge
10:00am - 11:00am
Paris Legakis, M.A. '15
Claim your Anger, a manifesto on politics and political art
Malin Arnell, Visiting Scholar
My Practices and My Self
Taylor Black, M.A. '14
I Hate this Game! Frustration, Failure, Video Games as Performance
11:15am - 12:15pm
Joan Miller, Julia Price & Kyle Heidacavage, M.A. '15
Performative Reading: Fanfiction as Queer Reading Practice
Kiran Rajagopalan, M.A. '15
Exploring Neuroscience, Aesthetics, & Performance
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and reception.