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What is LIVE-ness and LIVE?
What happens to theatre when bodies are distant, when here is also there? How are our many senses engaged through the online space? This panel opens up a discussion and insights on how practitioners engage LIVE-ness in their practice?
Panelists: Jill Greenhalgh, Rakini Devi and Maria X
Moderator: Elizabeth de Roza
DATE: Thursday 24 June 2021
UK TIME: 13:00-15:00 – find your local time
LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive the zoom link once you have booked in
LANGUAGES: English with Spanish translation
Jill Greenhalgh is the founding artistic director of the Magdalena Project. She makes performances, primarily with women. She has toured globally for the last 40 years.
Dr. Rakini Devi is an Indian born, Kolkata, and Sydney-based multidisciplinary performance artist. Her work centres on female religious iconography as protest against global misogynist atrocities including female infanticide and global femicide. Dr. Devi is trained in two forms of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and from 1991-98 her Kalika Dance Company integrated classical Indian dance forms into a contemporary context. Her doctoral exegesis, “Urban Kali: From Sacred dance to secular performance”, incorporated her three decades of performance and practice led research.
Maria Chatzichristodoulou (aka Maria X) is Professor in Theatre, Performance and Technology and Associate Dean Research & Enterprise at Kingston School of Art, London. Maria has worked as a curator, producer, performer and community organiser in the UK and internationally. She has published and lectured widely, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.
MODERATOR: Elizabeth de Roza is an artist-scholar, performance maker, theatre director and actor-movement trainer. As a practising artist, Elizabeth’s works range from site-specific social engagement to cross-cultural/disciplinary performances and to intense black-box physical performances. She focuses on embodied experiences, thinking and practice through making, embodied cognition and cross-cultural performance at the intersections of both decolonial and feminist theories.
SHIFT IN PRACTICE– a trend or a reality?
How have theatre & performance practitioners adapted, shifted and survived through the pandemic lockdowns?
Panelists: Lois Weaver, Shabari Rao and Bianca Mastrominico
Moderator: Elizabeth de Roza
DATE: Friday 25 June 2021
UK TIME: 14:00-16:00 – find your local time
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
Lois Weaver is an artist, activist, and Professor of Contemporary Performance at Queen Mary University of London. She has been a writer, director, and performer with Peggy Shaw and Split Britches since 1980. Her experiments in performance as a means of public engagement include Long Tables, Porch Sittings, Care Cafes, and her facilitating persona, Tammy WhyNot. Lois is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow for 2016-2019.
Shabari Rao is an artist, educator and researcher based in Bangalore, India. Her work focuses on the relationship between body, identity, and power, and takes the shape of performing, directing, teaching, writing, and more recently, experimental film and audio work. More details can be found at www.shabarirao.com
Bianca Mastrominico is a performance maker, a writer/director and a pedagogue. She is co-artistic director of Organic Theatre, an international award-winning performance laboratory rooted in ongoing training and research for innovative practice and pedagogy, founded in 2002. Her work is process-led and exploratory, interdisciplinary and intercultural, moving across distinct performative forms and modes of performance creation. Bianca lectures on Performance, Devising and Theatre Laboratory practices at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, where she is also an associate member of the Centre for Communication, Cultural & Media Studies. Her current practice research focus is on somatic practices, collaborative creation and audience participation, both live and on digital.
What is the way forward from this current crisis?
What new ideas can we take with us, and what must we let go of to move forward into an uncertain future? Are we leaving anyone behind?
Panelists: Christina Papagiannouli, Cheng Nien Yuan, Naná Sodré
Moderator: Elizabeth de Roza
DATE: Saturday 26 June 2021
LANGUAGES: Portuguese and English. Translations: Portuguese-English, Spanish-English
Dr. Christina Papagiannouli is Research Fellow in Performance and Interactive & Immersive Technology at the University of South Wales, where she also lectures performance and new media. Her monograph ‘Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project’ was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
Cheng Nien Yuan is a Singaporean performance scholar and dramaturg. She completed her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney in 2020 and is currently a researcher at the Intercultural Theatre Institute, Singapore.
Naná Sodré is a black Brazilian artist who believes in the theatre she makes and in the affirmative actions she promotes within her group “O Poste”. She asserts that relying on intuition and ancestrality is an empowering way for the work of women.
Naná Sodré uma artista preta brasileira que acredita no teatro que faz e nas ações afirmativas que promove junto ao seu grupo O Poste. Defende que apostar na intuição e na ancestralidade é um caminho fortalecedor do trabalho das mulheres.
MODERATOR: Elizabeth de Roza is an artist-scholar, performance maker, theatre director and actor-movement trainer. As a practising artist, Elizabeth’s works range from site-specific social engagement to cross-cultural/disciplinary performances and to intense black-box physical performances. She focuses on embodied experiences, thinking and practice through making, embodied cognition and cross-cultural performance at the intersections of both decolonial and feminist theories. www.elizabethderoza.com
Links about the performance A Receita and actress:
Social Media of the group O Poste and the actress:
Festival de mulheres pretas PretAção: https://youtu.be/QdVHQp72VZo, https://youtu.be/0ZP6VksFOM4, https://www.themagdalenaproject.org/pt-br/node/3426
Vídeo link of the performance A receita (online): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mNnJI7CmmYVIyTKxx-8VnaM-3GPNiP98/view?usp=sharing
Facebook: Naná Sodré do O Poste Sodré / O Poste Soluções Luminosas
Instagram: @nanasodreoficial @oposteoficial