[NetBehaviour] Improvisation & transformative processes: A participatory research salon @TINSalons

Peter Gomes petegomes at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 11:46:20 CEST 2016

*Improvisation & transformative processes:*

*A participatory research salon*


presented by

TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network (TIN)

Middlesex University

Wednesday 6th July, 2016

1.30 - 5.30pm (UK time)

*Join us in person or via our live-broadcast*

Building on themes emerging from the ‘What’s in a Name?’ Symposium
(Middlesex University, Oct 2015), this research salon offers a space/time
for the sharing of practice and ideas across arts disciplines to consider
improvisation in terms of ‘transformation’ and ‘otherness’.

The event brings together academics and practitioners to consider joint
interests and our aim is to build the network of like-minded people to
expand improvisatory discourse.


Arranged as a structured participatory event, there will be a series of
short presentations and extracts of performance practice, alongside open
conversations and collaboratively generated improvisations.

The event includes a rich array of contributions by invited London based
dance artist Rick Nodine (contact improviser), alongside Prof Ben Dwyer
(guitarist) and percussionist Simon Limbrick (Middlesex University),
Carolyn Roy (dance artist), Hilary Elliott (dancer, University of
Huddersfield), Mark Hamilton (world theatre lecturer, Regents University)
and Robert Vesty (performance practitioner, Middlesex University), amongst

*Live Broadcast*

*The event will be live streamed at **@TINsalons*
<https://twitter.com/TINsalons?lang=en-gb>*, via Twitter (Periscope).*

Don’t forget to use the hashtag:  #TINSalonsOne

*Please do join us wherever you are!*

*See details below of how to watch and comment *

 *in real time on the live broadcast*


Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in exploring improvisation
across disciplines and through discourse.

Come dressed in clothes suitable for moving and sitting on the floor and do
bring along your musical instruments or whatever it is you need for your

If you plan to attend please let us know for catering, email TIN Convener,
Prof Vida L Midgelow at, v.midgelow at mdx.ac.uk.

*Venue / Directions*

Ravensfield Theatre Building

Middlesex University

School of Media and Performing Arts

The Burroughs

Nearest tube: Hendon Central

Get directions here <http://www.mdx.ac.uk/get-in-touch/directions-london>

There is no charge for this event and light refreshments will be served


*How to watch the TINsalon live broadcast (TINsalonONE) via Periscope
Wednesday 6th July 1.30 – 5.30pm (UK Time)*

We recommend using a smartphone or tablet.

You will need a Twitter account. Although it’s possible to watch the
broadcast through the Twitter feed, we invite you to download the PERISCOPE
app. This gives you the possibility to comment and interact with the
broadcast, which we thoroughly hope you will.

An Easy Guide

Before the salon:

1.     Download the Periscope app
<https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/periscope/id972909677?mt=8> via App Store

2.     Download the Twitter app <https://twitter.com/download?lang=en-gb>
via App Store

3.     Log in to your Twitter account on a smartphone, laptop, or tablet

4.     Follow @TINsalons <https://twitter.com/TINsalons?lang=en-gb>

At the beginning of the salon:

5.     Click on the link in Twitter to our broadcast on Periscope. We will
be online from 1.00pm (UK time) so you can test your access to the live
broadcast. The Salon beings at 1.30pm.

6.     Watch the broadcast

7.     Open in Periscope and watch through the app so that you can comment
and interact with the broadcast (Highly Recommended)

8.   To comment type in the ‘say something’ box. *Use this feature to make
an observation or to offer a relevant quotation that might act to
‘punctuate’ the live action. *We hope these short ‘punctuation's’ will
serve to helps us to explicate or redirect the debates.

9.     To 'like' a particular moment in the broadcast, tap the screen, and
a ‘heart’ will appear to register your ‘like’.

*Please note that by taking part in the salon (in person or via periscope)
you agree to being filmed as part of the live-broadcast and the recording
being subsequently placed online for open access viewing.*

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