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. 

PRAXIS Schedule

Friday, February 21, 2014

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cocktail Party
Dean's Conference Room

Saturday, February 22, 2014

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee/Welcome Remarks
Performance Studies Lounge

Session 1
11:00am - 12:00pm

Ian Watson, PhD '91, MA '85 & Susana Epstein, MA '85
Performance as Applied Cognition
Room 611

Lukas Stormo Gibson, M.A. '14
When to say Know
Room 612

Phoebe Rumsey, M.A. '14
Gesture and the Choreographic Process
Room 613

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch breakout

Session 2
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Grace Period Blog, MA '13
InDEBTed to Art
Room 611

Movement Party!, MA '09
Room 612

Shawn Chua, M.A. '13
Common Scents
Room 613

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Session 3
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Karen Shimakawa, Faculty
How to Publish an Academic Paper
Room 611

Tavia Nyong'o
Practice More Failure
Room 612

Barbara Browning, Faculty
Love Spam
Room 613

3:15pm - 3:30pm
Final Performance
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kate Berlant, MA '11