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Thinking Spaces: IICSI Postdoctoral Researchers, “Same Place, Same Time, Different Stories: Creative Interpolations”

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Graphic for Thinking Spaces: "Same Place, Same Time, Different Stories: Creative Interpolations" with IICSI Postdocs (Rebecca Barnstaple, Shelby Bohn, and jashen edwards. Colourful text is backgrounded by colourful dots and squiggles. Friday, APril 5, 10:30 AM (ET), @ImprovLab

Please join us on Friday, April 5, at 1p:30 AM (ET) for Thinking Spaces: Same Place, Same Time, Different Stories: Creative Interpolationswith IICSI Postdoctoral Researchers, Rebecca Barnstaple, Shelby Bohn, and jashen edwards. 

This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph, as well as online via Zoom. As always, our Thinking Spaces events are free!

More about this talk:

In this improvisational play session, current IICSI postdoctoral students (Rebecca Barnstaple, Shelby Bohn, and jashen edwards) will demonstrate and discuss ways their research intersects to inform new ways of sensing, knowing, and being. Weaving a tapestry of dance, science, and music, our presentation will elucidate how multisensory perceptions may be formed and (re)formed via multidisciplinary approaches to creative arts.

More about the speakers:

Rebecca Barnstaple (PhD Dance Studies; Graduate Program in Neuroscience 2020, York University) is the Manager of Community Initiatives, Research and Innovation at Centre Communautaire Chigamik Community Health Centre, Midland, Ontario, and an IICSI Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph. A graduate of the National Centre for Dance Therapy at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (2015), she provides education and training in dance therapy and associated research globally. She has been involved in the development and delivery of improvisational arts and health initiatives in the United States (IMPROVment, Wake Forest University) and Canada (SingWell, Toronto Metropolitan University; Piece of Mind, McGill; Dance for Health, Nova Scotia) and serves in a leadership capacity for professional organizations including the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Canada (Accreditation and Certification Committee), the American Dance Therapy Association (Research and Practice Committee), and the International Association of Dance Medicine Science (International Benchmarking Standards Task Force, Dance for Health Committee). Rebecca directs the Research to Practice Lab for ZOE School of Dance Movement Therapy in Basel, Switzerland.

Dr. Shelby Bohn, a post-doctoral researcher at #UofG and lead artist behind College Royal’s 100th-anniversary mural, aims to bridge the gap between two disciplines that don’t often communicate with each other.

jashen edwards‘ research centers around students’ sonic lifeworlds – sound currents streaming at home, school, on the streets and cyberspace –examining how sonic encounters may be a conduit and catalyst for creative critical consciousness. Drawing upon the fields of archaeoacoustics, sound studies, and sensuous scholarship, his work seeks to draw connections between music education and social justice arts education through the phenomenon of sound. He has worked in PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, juvenile detention centers and homeless shelters in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Berlin, Deutschland and London, ON. jashen has published and presented his research internationally and is co-founder of Sound, Meaning, Education (SME). Presently, jashen is a in post-doctoral fellow at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). He has earned a Ph.D. in music education from Western University, an MA in music education from Northwestern and a BA in music (composition) from the University of California, Berkeley.

To attend the talk in-person or online, RSVP via our Google Forms.


April 5
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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