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Center for World Performance Studies | PERFORMANCE TALKS: adaptation

Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00-5:15 PM
Keene Theater East Quadrangle Map
University of Michigan MM Improvisation and Center for World Performance Studies alum Adam Shead brings his quartet with Amsterdam musicians and coordinators of Dutch improv organization DoEk, John Dikeman and Casper Townkeepers, to the Keene Theater on February 22nd for a performance and discussion regarding concepts of improvisation such as cultural memory, tradition, authenticity, innovation, common language, activism through improvisation, and the business of non-commercial music. Adam Shead met both Dikeman and Townkeepers while doing research in Amsterdam, NL where he subsequently recorded a duo album with each performer, as well as interning for DoEk. During Adam's time in Amsterdam he conducted interviews, performances, and recording projects dealing with improvisation such as cultural memory. The opportunities and discoveries brought about during Adam's time with the Center for World Performance Studies have become quintessential to his life's work, ultimately resulting in the formation of a new quartet with John Dikeman, Casper Townkeepers, and Tony Piazza. The quartet is set to tour the United States in February/March, and will also perform at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti at 8pm on Thursday, February 22.

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If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: East Quadrangle
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Film, Free, Lecture, Music
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies

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