Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy

Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy

by Guillermo Gomez Pena, Roberto Sifuentes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415549221

ISBN-13: 9780415549226

Pub. Date: 08/19/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’.

Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the author uses a series of crucial practical exercises, honed in

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Overview

In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’.

Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the author uses a series of crucial practical exercises, honed in workshops worldwide, to help create challenging theatre which transcends the boundaries of nation, gender, and racial identity.

The book features:

  • Detailed exercises for using Pocha Nostra methods in workshops
  • Inspirational approaches for anyone creating, producing or teaching radical performance
  • A step-by-step guide for large-scale group performance
  • New, unpublished photos of the Pocha Nostra method in practice

Radical Performance Pedagogy advocates teaching as an important form of activism and as an extension of the performance aesthetic. It is an essential text for anyone who wants to learn how use performance to both challenge and change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415549226
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/19/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Intro by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Aims and Objectives

Preparing a Performance Workshop

Notes to the Workshop Participants

The Workshop

Performance Exercises, Rituals and Games To Cross Borders

Part One: ‘Hands On’, Physical and Perceptual Exercises

Part Two: Conceptual and Poetic Exercises

Part Three: Living Images and Exercises to Generate Performance Material

Part Four: Designing and Fleshing Out Performance Personas

Part Five: Preparing a Performance Salon

The Syllabus

Quick and Dirty Exercises

In Permanent Process Of Reinvention: A Pedagogical Travelogue

Tips for Young Live Artists

Letter from Oaxaca

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