The central axis around which the program in Advanced Performance Practice revolves is best captured by the word poïesis, signifying the act of creation. It is intended as the moment in which techné (skills), theoria (cognition) and praxis (embodiment) are integrated by the living artistic impulse that materializes an inner vision of the social individual. It is, in a manner of speaking, a bringing forth of that which is latent in our species. We believe there is not one but multiple pathways towards creation, each individual and each ensemble of individuals, by re-questioning practices and aesthetics with their own specific background and motivations– can find the path that is best for them. The Program aims to help students discover their own poïetic approach and their own poïetic practices through the deconstruction of old habits and exploration of new practices, through repetition, analysis, synthesis and so forth. From the very outset the program will launch students on the path of creation by exposing students to various practices and strategies while providing opportunities for deep exploration through creative moments that will include writing, composing, designing, physical and sonic improvisations, new strategies for seeing, hearing, and sensing in general. Students will be continuously confronting various processes of defining their creative needs, of positioning themselves as artist-author and on articulating their own artistic choices in well crafted and competent manner with the goal of bringing forth an inner vision related to a personal specific background that resides in memories, desires and social relations.