Given on June 9, 2014, "Collaboration, Creativity and The American Revolution(s)" was the fifth of Andy Horwitz's "Five Lectures on Performance" at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Inspired in part by Joseph J. Ellis’ "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation", this lecture will explore the collaborative, improvisatory creative process that led to the invention of America in the immediate post-Revolutionary period and how that appears in the aesthetics and cultural production practices in contemporary American performance. What might this mean for artists in the 21st century, how can collaborative, creative practices inform artistic citizenship and revolutionize democracy in America?
These lectures were made possible with support from the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, (Dana Whitco, Director). Special thanks to Allyson Green, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts; the Department of Dance, Cherylyn Lavagnino and Sean Curran, Co-Chairs. Special thanks also to William Moulton and Paul Galando, Tisch Dance.
On January 11, 2014 Andy Horwitz and Risa Shoup, co-organizers of the Brooklyn Commune Project, presented the report at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in NYC. For more information and to read or download the report, visit brooklyncommune.org
Filmed by Nick Benacerraf and edited by Andy Horwitz.
This is a presentation originally developed by Andy Horwitz for the Lasky Forum, an arts marketing initiative of
The Jerome Robbins Foundation designed for its grantees in partnership with Edwards & Skybetter |Change Agency and with support from The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
On September 19, 2013 Andy Horwitz did a videoconference interview with Karen Fricker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, for the students in her theater criticism class. The students were watching and listening remotely, sending questions to Professor Fricker through instant message, Twitter and email.
A lecture given by Culturebot's Andy Horwitz at the JTS conference on Jews, Theatre and Performance in an intercultural world. I compared The Wooster Group's HAMLET to the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre's production of Isaac Bashevis Singer's GIMPEL TAM and explained why The Wooster Group piece used a more "Jewish" mode of construction. I go on to discuss particularism and globalism, re-envisioning culturally specific theater and moving beyond narrativity in performance.