Collaboration, Creativity and The American Revolution(s)

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’s Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, this lecture explores 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?

From May 5 – June 9, 2014 Andy gave a series of lectures on performance including: The Importance of Being Here: Live Art in the Digital Age, A Decade of Change: NYC as Global City (2004 – 2014), Irrational Exuberance: The Performing Arts Market Explained, Performance at an Exhibition, and Collaboration, Creativity & The American Revolution(s). The series was made possible with support from the Institute of Performing Arts (IPA) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

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