USF's Performing Arts and Social Justice Presents2014 Davies Forum on Embodied ActivismRefuse/Refuge: A Ritual About WasteAn event and discussion by jill sigman/thinkdance Refuse/Refuge: A Ritual About Waste is a communal event orchestrated by movement artist Jill Sigman in which live movement, cast off objects, and discussion mix. In this casual setting, audience members are invited to be active witnesses and participants, blurring the boundaries between dialogue and performance. You are asked to bring one thing that you would like to throw away to the performance. It can be large or small, old or new, mundane or meaningful. Bring this as your ‘admission’ fee.Jill Sigman is a movement artist who works with live body and found materials. Her work lies at the intersection of dance, visual installation, and social practice art. Sigman has been pioneering in blurring boundaries between media and in exploring environmental issues and themes of sustainability through live performance. Sigman was trained in classical ballet, modern dance, art history, and analytic philosophy, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. She is Artistic Director of jill sigman/thinkdance, founded in 1998 and based in New York City. For more info, visit her website: www.thinkdance.org. This event is free and open to the public.