RUTAS 2022 Workshops - Exploring the Personal & Political in Performance
Fri Sep 30 2022 at 11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Factory Theatre | Toronto, ON
About this Event
Exploring the Personal & Political in Performance with Visual Rituals & Movement
In this one day (3-4 hours) interactive workshop, the artist investigates the usage of autobiographical material as subject matter to explore larger issues concerning race, religion, gender, and personal politics within performance. The personal story is discussed as an imprint of an oral tradition because one's particular experience will always have universal resonance. Participants are led through a series of improvised text and movement exercises designed to create a nurturing space for sharing personal experiences. Participants will be guided in creating dynamic visual rituals that are intrinsic to performance art with the usage of charged props. Performance techniques that exemplify creative invention and aesthetic choices will be discussed.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
About the facilitator:
José Torres-Tama is an Ecuadorian-born and Quechua indigenous interdisciplinary provocateur. His creative arsenal includes performance and visual arts, spoken word, short films, photography, and journalism. Among many awards, he has received a New York City MAPFUND for his radical Taco Truck Theater on wheels ensemble performance project, three National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Funds, a Louisiana Theater Fellowship, and an NEA Regional Artists Project Award. His critically acclaimed sci-fi Latino noir performance solo Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers has sold-out theaters across the United States. In 2021, he was nominated for a prestigious 2022 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Theatre, and has been a previous nominee for the US Artists Fellowships.
Find out more about José through our festival page:
RUTAS 2022 An International Festival of Performance (Sept 22 - Oct 9) https://www.alunatheatre.ca/festival/rutas2022/
Where is it happening?Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada
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