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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 authors use 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.
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Exercises for Rebel Artists 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.
Intro by Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Aims and Objectives
Preparing a Performance Workshop
Notes to the Workshop Participants
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
Quick and Dirty Exercises
In Permanent Process Of Reinvention: A Pedagogical Travelogue
Tips for Young Live Artists
Letter from Oaxaca