Pocha Nostra Performance Workshop with Saul Garcia Lopez

Pocha Nostra Performance Workhop

Radical Performance Pedagogy with Saul Garcia Lopez

Oct 13-15, 2017

An opportunity for creators/performers to develop critical engagement with identity, politics, activism, aesthetics, and performance practice. Join us for a three-day intensive with Saul Garcia Lopez and explore Pocha Nostra performance techniques through exercises, rituals, and games. Engage in hands-on physical and perceptual exercises, conceptual and poetic exercises, and exercises to generate performance material and deepen personae. For more information click here

Space is limited!! Cost: $195 / Participants are chosen via rolling application process.  Final application deadline is Oct 1. Click here to apply.

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.

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