Mixed Jam: August 12
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Cost: FREE while a small donation is appreciated to support facilitation
Location: New Dance Horizons
This jam creates a space where people from diverse backgrounds can immerse themselves and freely improvise. You are encouraged to improvise in any way – whether it is dancing, moving, singing, making sounds, speaking, playing instruments, drawing, photographing, filming, using multimedia, creating mixed media, writing, or simply witnessing. Feel free to bring items that you wish to use in your improvisation. If you require equipment support, contact New Dance Horizons. Jams are a great way to build a community of improvisers. Everyone is welcome!
I-Ying Wu is a somatic and improvisation practitioner and researcher, who works closely with international artistic and academic circles in Taiwan, UK, and Canada. She completed a PhD at the University of Northampton, UK. Later, sponsored by the International Institute for Critical Studies of Improvisation (IICSI). I-Ying completed postdoctoral research at the Improvisation Studies Centre at the University of Regina. Informed by Contact Improvisation, Chinese traditional qigong, martial arts, and Daoist philosophy, I-Ying’s practice focuses on subtle awareness of the very moment when an improvisational phenomenon emerges. To her, improvisation itself is interdisciplinary and transcends boundaries of particular art forms. Currently, I-Ying is involved in teaching, performing, and undertaking artistic research as an independent artist.