At the Edges: Improvising Turtle Island

University of Regina
September 18 & 19, 2015

Regina Improvisation Studies Centre proudly presents a stream of academic and artistic explorations investigating improvisation during the Performing Turtle Island Conference.

Friday September 18


  • 12:00 PM – Reception Lunch and Book Launch
    Join us to celebrate the launch ofSpontaneous Acts: The Improvisation Studies Reader,(Rebecca Caines & Ajay Heble, eds., London & New York: Routledge, 2014).
  • 12:45 PM – Keynote Address: Petra Kuppers (University of Michigan; Goddard College; The Olimpias Performance Research Project): Salamanders and Survivance: Elemental Play
    Supported by the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work
  • 1:30 PM – Roundtable: At the Edges of Water and Land: Improvisation and Indigeneity
    An exploration of improvisation and Indigenous performance practices, with Rebecca Caines (chair), Heather Igloliorte (moderator in Montreal), Rick Kotowich, Amanda Schenstead, Jo-Ann Episkenew, Erin Goodpipe, Charity Marsh.

Saturday September 19

  • 9:00-10:00AM – Workshop: Meeting Ground, led by Petra Kuppers
    A movement and storytelling workshop that brings us together in respectful greeting.

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