Keynote Speakers

In their keynotes talk, “Using a Historical Toolbox to Think Out-of-the-Box for the Future,” Jan Cohen-Cruz and Morgan Jenness will respond to current impulses to make street performance by exploring past approaches and theories, not to box in current possibilities but to offer past examples as a tool box which practitioners and theorists here and now can use to further their own visions. They will identify rich resources from history and trace how these resonate with particularly powerful examples of street performances exploding around the globe today and how these lineages can be taken in new exciting contemporary directions.