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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. 

In addition to this year's workshops, B.A. Candidate Melissa McDonald displayed her art installation The Living Room in the Performance Studies Lounge.

PRAXIS Schedule

Session 1

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Akeem Muhammad, BA Candidate
Into the Light: Performance as Strategy for Social Change
Room 611

Kristen Holfeuer, MA Candidate
Somethings from Nothings

If a crow lands on a branch and the branch breaks, the strongest connection between those two events is in the human mind.
Room 612

Troizel Carr, MA Candidate
some thots on Beyoncé's 'Lemonade': a meditation
Room 613

Session 2

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Eleonora Fabião, Visiting Scholar
We have only one hour! We have one entire hour!
Room 612


3:00pm - 3:30pm

Performance Studies Lounge
[snacks provided by department]

Session 3

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Steinunn Ketilsdóttir, MA '16
Your Statement, Your Expression: a workshop on expectations
Room 611

Eloisa Jaramillo, MA '16
Room 612

Taylor Black, Ph.D. Candidate
On Obfuscation: Artistic Responses to Big Data
Room 613

Final Performance

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade
Post-Intro Mid-Apology Exit Poll
Room 612


5:30pm - 6:30pm

Performance Studies Lounge