“Inner Vision” – Theatre of Senses
During the workshop the participants will have a chance to experience how a touch, sound, smell, taste and movement can tell a story through the imagination of a blind-folded person. Most of the activities are based on trust and imagination, using different forms of provocations. It includes acting, object theatre, contact improvisation elements.
“The arrival” – R. Guerreiro, D. Cacciapuoti, O. Kitenge
The workshop is a response to a graphic novel by Shaun Tan called “The Arrival” and it would start by devising a series of selected scenes from the book, that could hopefully evolve into a shared performance.
“What are you? : Adapting Personal Stories for the Stage” – Richard Martinez Sanchez
In our workshop we would like to explore the process of taking a personal story and putting it on stage in a way that remains personal but can also be universal enough to reach the audience. This will be a practical workshop of writing and physical exercises on devising from a personal place.
LECTURES AND PERFORMANCES
“How do we get from there to here?” – Nikolai Jeffs
This lecture examines how, in times of crisis, we can rethink the possibilities for decisive historical change and the forms of (self)organisation that can aid this. The discussion will draw attention to these aspects and how they may enable a more productive overcoming of crisis.
“The art of resistance” – Scott Mc Gehee
Is art production destine to be absorbed into the commercial world as a mere commodity? How does this absorption take place and what are the dangers? Desire is turned into appetite, the erotic is converted into the pornographic, knowledge in packaged as information and communication is transformed into networks of data exchange, moreover, it is all for sale. Are there strategies that can defy this continual distortion?
“Do You Think They Know?” – Jennifer Byrne & Laura Reeve
“…Two friends lost in the dark with no memory of a time before, how did they get here? How long have they Been here? Will they ever leave?” This piece explores personal crisis in direct relation to global crisis, as the characters experience extreme confusion as to where they are and how they came to be there. The attention will be focused on the discussion about how people react when offered the opportunity to make a change.
“HOME: 1600” – Chiara D’Anna
For the artist Chiara D’Anna this performance-presentation is a journey back home to rediscover her cultural, historical and personal roots. Utilising both biographical and historical material she will look specifically at what it means to be a migrant artist; not necessarily as the eternal “traveller” but rather the eternal “outsider”: the one who doesn’t fully “belong” and is therefore “other”…different.