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.