Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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WORKSHOPS

09:00-11:30
“Contact Improvisation” – Leonardo Lambruschini
The workshop is a continuation of the previous day session.
Language: English

09:00-10:30
“Anger Rooms” – Iza Porumbu
The first part will be a discussion during which all the participants will talk about the stress they encounter with in their daily lives. The second part will be more physical as we would have a short warm-up session followed by imagining that we are all smashing objects in order to relieve the stress and “shake it out”. The last part would be finding solutions for stress management whilst working in an arts world, a production or simply professional relationships development.
Language: English

9:00-11:30
“The Lakota Project” – Alexis Gilkes
This workshop is a play in its early stages that will explore the beauty of Lakota culture and storytelling. Alexis has been inspired by the style of Mary Zimmerman who creates very abstract and interpretive art to share the beauty of other cultures.
Language: English

LECTURES AND PERFORMANCES

16:00-17:30
“FIND YOUR ARTISTIC URGENCY” – Tatjana Macic
Participants will be guided to effectively search for, articulate and reflect upon their own artistic urgency: themes and concepts they find important. They will learn and experience how to use and activate their bodies, minds and voice. This process leads to surprising results and self-awareness.
Language: English

18:00-19:00
“HOW TO UN-FOLLOW THE RED HERRING” – Tatjana Macic
How did theory of (the society of) spectacle by Guy Debord influenced the performing and visual arts since the 1960s? How could it influence artistic practices today? In its form and content the lecture-performance is also an experiment in bringing together the performance art, theory and current affairs.
Language: English

20:30-21:15
“An Exodus, Anecdoche” – Nike Redding & Heidee Alsdorf
Improvisation as research opens a vast dialogue about social relations during performance. The aim of this psycho-physical experience is to bring individuals into a relationship with their own conflicts, with their own bodies and each other, and to use this conflict as a powerfully humanizing tool for expression.
Language: English

21:30-23:00
“Word of Mouth” – The Wallis Youth Theatre Company
A devised physical theatre piece, is an experimental work that was born out of our reactions to recent political and social events across the world, and our desire to question the normalization of verbal violence. This work asks us to examine the role words play in creating a culture of fear and division, or a culture of empathy and unity.
Language: English

2017 Festival Programming