PRACTICES – WEEKEND 3
Violeta Luna > The Body: Territory and Frontier
Saturday – Sunday
January 25-26, 2020
This workshop has been created for artists of performance, dancers, actors, spoken word or visual artists interested in performance art and in exploring the intersection of the personal, the theatrical and the political through stage actions. Students in these disciplines are also welcome.
Workshop participants will make use of their personal memory and identity as the expressive territory where they will chart a vocabulary of stage actions.
Drawing on their use of body, participants will also work on imagery related to their individual and social understanding of gender, sexuality and race. Some thematic threads in the workshop include: Body (fiction and non-fiction, presence and inner strength, body as subject/object;) Space (internal and external, spatial relationships, the intervention of public and private space;) Time (real-time, fictional-time, ritual-time;) Action (site-specific, action – reaction, responses to real and imagined stimuli, audience interaction, the creative accident.)
Who should apply: Professional or students of performance, spoken-word, actors, dancers and visual artists. All applicants should have a basic understanding of the discipline of performance art.
Maximum enrollment 16 people.
Violeta Luna (Actress / Performance Artist) work engages the relationship between theatre, performance art and community-based practices. Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Born in Mexico City, Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro (UNAM,). She has performed and taught workshops extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Rwanda, Egypt, New Zealand, Japan, India, Canada and USA. While primarily working as a solo performer, she is also an associate artist of the San Francisco-based performance collective Secos & Mojados. She is a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow, and a member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre. Significant works include: Frida, NK603: Action for Performer and e-Maiz, Requiems: Altares Efímeros, Apuntes sobre la Frontera and a series of with the collective La Pocha Nostra. www.violetaluna.com
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