A “DOUBLE DIALOGUES” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS ON THE THEME OF
Why Do Things Break?
THURSDAY TO SATURDAY: 20, 21, 22 APRIL 2017
THE NATIONAL OPERA CENTER, 330 7th AVENUE, NEW YORK
We invite you, whatever your art form or discipline, to consider why do things break, fall apart, fall down, disintegrate, splinter, corrode, degenerate, devolve?
Think: break out, break into, break up, break around, break from, break down.
Think: families, relationships, institutions, communities, buildings, walls and boundaries
Think: ideological contexts – political, economic, religious, ethical, intellectual, social, sexual, artistic movements or revolutions
This conference is open to participants to present within one artform alone, for instance, simply the reading of a poem or a display of images or a theatrical monologue. It is also open to participants to work collaboratively in multiple artforms, for example, a reading of a poem related to ‘Why Do Things Break?’ accompanied by a dance or by images (still or moving); a performance or enactment accompanied by music or lighting or installation; or even a scene from a play pitted against a reading of a short story or of a director’s running commentary.