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APPLY! WORKSHOP: Exercises for Rebel Artists

With Saúl García-López
Performance artist, radical performance director, pedagogue, PhD candidate, and Co-Artistic Director of La Pocha Nostra

Join us for a ​2​-day intensive exploring the toolkit of exercises, rituals, and games developed by La Pocha Nostra ​Radical Pedagogy. García-López will share techniques (physical, perceptual, conceptual, and poetic) that generate​ live art imagery. Each artist’s own body serves as the primary site of creation. ​As part of the intensive, all workshop participants will be offered the opportunity to create and publicly present a human installation, exploring the iconography of funeral and/or rebirth as an exercise in identity reinvention.

March 23-24, 2018 / CFPA Mpls

Friday, March 23rd

  • 3-9pm Workshop

Saturday, March 24th

  • 10am-2pm Workshop
  • 3:30-5:30pm Open Studio Work Time
  • 7:30pm Performative Event
    García-López will read from his new book,lecture on his process, and present a culminating workshop presentation

You are:

  • An experienced maker who wants to advance your practice.
  • Committed to further exploring how your physical body is situated in your work, and curious to critically engage in the relationship between your body and cultural iconographies, public and private spaces, and identity.

Saúl García-López 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 practice​ and ​indigenous strategies of performance​. ​ His artistic work is body-, tex​t-, and multidisciplinary-based; the work aims to dislocate/challenge assumptions of cultural representations​. ​Garcia-Lopez trained as a contemporary dancer and actor and as a psychologist at ​the ​National University in Mexico​,​ at Melbourne University, Australia, and at WITS University, South Africa​; he has presented his work ​in Europe​, Australia, UK​, t​he Americas (including Canada, Mexico, USA), ​and ​South Africa. He ​has been​ co-editor of the Almanac of Live Art, and teacher at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto.​ ​He is finalizing his first book with Guillermo Gómez-Peña on the Radical Pedagogy of La Pocha Nostra (upcoming late 2018).

Application Due: March 20th

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Tuition: $250.00 ($125.00 due upon acceptance into workshop, $125.00 due by March 20th.)
Limited work-study options are available: contact

All accepted workshop participants will be provided a copy of Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, 2011.