Bridging Divides Through Verbatim Performance


Through careful study and replication of an individual’s speech and gestural patterns, verbatim performance can cultivate empathy and disrupt assumptions and biases across a spectrum of political, cultural, and social experiences. This embodied exploration of difference--“breathing as another person”--utilizes arts-based research as a way to better understand our troubling times. Original media artifacts and curricula using these techniques and inspired by recent events will be presented.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Format: Talk
Event Type: Session
Track: Arts
Level: Field Experience