The W-sessions are research sessions devoted to the W-practice. They are run by Joris Lacoste and Jeanne Revel and bring together actors, dancers, performers, students and researchers.
W research is centered around three inseparable parts : the practice , the critique, and the theory. It shifts constantly between these dimensions, in order to alternately theorize practice, theoretically practice critique, or practically criticize theory.
W-sessions explore these three dimensions while resolutely emphasizing the first, namely the point of view of the action and the actor. They rely on different practical tools (the W-games, the W-lexicon, the W-notation, and the W-method) as developed during previous research sessions and attempt to question, perfect and add to them. This happens essentially through developing and experimenting with a certain number of games (W-games). Those games formalize the questions of the improvisation and interpretation, the notation of the action and the effectuation of scores.