London Talks: Improv Your Mind: philosophy, music and making things up

Are you interested in performing arts? In philosophy? Or perhaps both? Free next Wednesday?

LSE presents what looks like quite a fun talk on philosophy and its love affair with the performing arts.

Date: Wednesday, 16 November
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building (WC2A 3LJ)
Speakers: Professor Andrew Bowie, Dr Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Professor Andy Hamilton

“From Nietzsche’s dalliances with tragic drama and Adorno’s adoration of Schoenberg to Badiou’s writing on dance, philosophy’s love affair with the performing arts has been long and thoughtful. In this debate, we discuss the ways philosophy thinks about performance. Is the logic of philosophy in tension with the imaginative and improvisational aspects of performance? Or is there a place for improvisation in philosophical thinking too? ‘Jazz is like bananas—it must be consumed on the spot’, declared Sartre. Join us for musings and some music too. Bring your own bananas.”

This talk is FREE and OPEN TO ALL with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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