| Oct 13-15, 2017 |
Are you a cultural-contributor working in dance, visual art, ritual, sound, new media, theatre or experimental performance?
Want to work on developing your critical engagement with identity, politics, activism, aesthetics, and performance practice?
Join us for a 3-day intensive exploring Pocha Nostra performance techniques through exercises, rituals, and games. Hands-on physical and perceptual exercises, conceptual and poetic exercises, exercises to generate performance material and deepen personae. Exercises are based on the pedagogy outlined in Exercises for Rebel Artists:
This […] is for the rebel…critical, experimental, theoretical, race and gender-literate, techno-savy, angry, tender, bold, hybrid, queer, immigrant, orphan, outsider, deterritorialized, robo-shamanic, performance (or live) artist, obsessed with crossing borders, all kinds of borders in his/her practice. ”
Space is limited | Cost: $195
Participants are chosen by application. The application deadline is Oct 1. Click here to apply.
- Friday, October 13 from 1 – 5pm
- Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
- Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
Saul Garcia-Lopez is a performance artist, radical performance director, pedagogue, PhD candidate in Performance, and Co-Artistic Director of La Pocha Nostra. As a scholar and artist he explores the pedagogical intersections of acting and performance theory and practice, indigenous strategies of performance, ethnicity, gender, post-colonialism and indigeneity. His artistic work is body, text and multidisciplinary based and aims to dislocate/challenge assumptions of cultural representations by embodying simultaneous and contradictory identities and actions. Garcia-Lopez trained as a contemporary dancer and actor, and as a psychologist at the National University in Mexico. He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Directing at VCA, Melbourne University, Australia, and a Drama and Film Honors Degree at WITS University, South Africa. He has presented his work (as performer artist, pedagogue and radical director) in Europe and the Americas, Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA, UK, South Africa. He is co-editor of the Almanac of Live Art, board member of the Toronto Free Gallery, and teacher at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto.
CFPA is pleased to announce this first part in the series, Project For Radicalizing Practice: Pedagogies, Poetics & Performance. The project gives opportunity for local artists to work with internationally acclaimed practitioners who working in radical practices performance, activism, pedagogy and everyday life. Designed as a series of convenings, the purpose of these gatherings is to support the deepening of individual and collective practices.