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2012 iLAND Symposium

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New-York, USA, March 23-24, 2012

Wollman Hall at The New School | 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor

Tickets: $5 – $25 (Sliding Scale)

The 2012 iLAND Symposium will be entitled: Moving Into the Out There: Indeterminacy and Improvisation in Performance and Environmental Practice. This event is an open forum for exploring new methods of understanding urban ecosystems through innovative collaborations between practitioners of movement, dance, science, and environmental management. iLAND cultivates a deeper engagement with urban environmental issues through its cross-disciplinary approach, and the annual symposium invites the general public to experience and explore recent works emerging from the iLAND community.


Friday, March 23

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  

Pre-Symposium Workshop: John Cage & The Art of Indeterminacy ;  Presented by:
Ivan Raykoff, Professor, Eugene Lang College ; Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm:  

Open Space Discussion: Moving Forward with Science + Performance
Moderator: Danielle Goldman, Professor, Eugene Lang College
(By Invitation Only)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: 

Plenary: PARK Presentation & the iLANDing Method
Presented by: PARK (2011 iLAB Residents) ; Jennifer Monson, Artistic Director, iLAND ; Members of the iLAND Board of Directors ; Danielle Goldman, Professor, Eugene Lang College

Saturday, March 24

10:00 am to 10:30 am: 

Open Time [Breakfast & Networking]

10:30 am to 12:00 pm:

Panel Discussion: Indeterminacy, Ecology, and Urban Design: The Performance of City Ecosystems
Presented by: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service ; Victoria Marshall, Professor, Parsons School of Design ; Susan Sgorbati, Choreographer, Professor, Bennington College ; Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:    

Thrown Outside – Outdoor Workshops in Research & Movement
Presented by: Liz Barry, Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science ; Jessica Einhorn, Dancer, Choreographer ; Clarinda Mac Low, Choreographer, new media artist (iLAB 2010) ; E.J. McAdams, iLAND Board

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm:  

Panel Discussion: Performing Queer Ecology
Presented by:  Jennifer Monson, Artistic Director, iLAND ;  Ivan Raykoff, Professor, Eugene Lang College ;  Robert Sember, Professor, Eugene Lang College ;  Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: 

Closing Plenary & Open Discussion
Moderator: Kyle De Camp, Director and Performer

6:15 pm to 6:45 pm: 

Dance Performance: Lectures on Weather
Based on a John Cage score from 1975
Created & Presented by: Athena Kokoronis, Choreographer (iLAB 2009)

For more information on the symposium, please visit, call (347) 573-5547 or email info [at] ilandart [dot] org

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SEEDS|Earthdance 2010 – NOURISHMENT: A crop’s environment

SEEDS|Earthdance is a unique festival dedicated to Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, + Science. We are very excited about the festival in its third year, 2010 – this summer will be quite an adventure! I hope you can join us for a workshop, for the whole event, for the research projects, or the public events. Please come and be a part of this experiment in interdisciplinary arts and ecology. Get in touch if you have any questions, or go right to the site and sign up.

Thank you

Olive Bieringa, SEEDS co-curator

The theme of this year’s 10-day long SEEDS festival is NOURISHMENT: A crop’s environment—including soil, topography, and climate—imparts a characteristic taste and flavor and must be taken into consideration in cultivation. With care, through interaction we hope to create an ultra-lush, enriching, and regenerative culture in which to grow our art.

Come for a performance or a film, a workshop, a jam, or the whole festival!

You are also invited to sign up for workshops, for the whole festival, for research projects, in addition to evening  performances, discussions, jams, and films as well as the Saturday Community Day as part of your participation.

SEEDS workshops:

  • Diego Piñon/Butoh Ritual Mexicano Dance<
  • Benoît Lachambre/Extending the Comfort Zone<
  • K.J. Holmes/Weathering<
  • & PineCones <(an overnight event)
  • Pedro Alejandro/Soft Body/Soft Terrain, Open Artist’s Projec<
  • Dave Jacke/Eden Arising: Ecological Design as a Spiritual Practice<
  • Plus performances, an ECO jam, disucssions, films, artists-in-residence, green m-Art, and more.