IICSI in Saskatchewan
The University of Regina IICSI site reports an exciting new year of research plans and projects. IICSI graduate student Jayden Pfiefer along with partners will be presenting open community drop-in theatre improvisation sessions as part of a year-long artistic residency in improvisation. IICSI researchers will be partnering with the Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre (IPHRC) to document First Nations improvisation-based art and health initiatives in Saskatchewan, in order to start to understand the complex relationships between improvised cultural and artistic practices. IICSI and IPHRC researcher Jo-Ann Episkenew was also recently profiled in the local press for her lifetime of excellence in community-engaged research. Plans are also progressing for an interdisciplinary improvisation group to explore improvising across sound, music, dance, theatre and new technologies, in partnership with local dance company, New Dance Horizons.