March 26, 2009-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Greening Poster

Greening the Future of Live Performance

Three Positions

What are the ecological issues ripe for exploration in live performance? What changes in approach, perspective, and form might be needed to create performances that situation nature and the non-human world as an equal player in the unfolding eco-drama, rather than as a landscape or backdrop to human crisis? How can we use the powerful presentness of live performance to raise audience awareness of ecological issues and inspire action and change?

Katie Gough, University of Glasgow
Tom Van Sant, creator of the Geosphere project
Theresa May, University of Oregon

The "Performance and Ecology" initiative at Carnegie Mellon will kick off with a panel exploring these questions on:

March 26, 2009 from 4:30PM - 6:30PM in Breed Hall of the Margaret Morrison Building