Author Gómez Peña, Guillermo
Title Exercises for Rebel Artists : Radical Performance Pedagogy
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
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Note Cover -- Exercises for Rebel Artists -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Special thanks y muchas gracias -- Introduction -- Aims and motivations of a Pocha Nostra performance workshop -- Notes to producers and workshop facilitators -- Identifying and preparing the space -- Important notes to workshop participants -- Words to try to avoid when conducting a workshop -- Performance exercises, rituals, and games to cross borders -- Part 1: "Hands-on" physical and perceptual exercises -- Part 2: Conceptual and poetic exercises -- Part 3: Exercises to generate performance material and living images -- Part 4: The infamous Pocha "jam sessions" -- Part 5: Preparing for a public performance -- Syllabus for performance workshops -- Humble advice for emerging performance artists -- In a permanent process of reinvention (a conversation) -- Part 1: The beginning of a new era -- Part 2: Opening up the methodology -- Part 3: Inclusivity and the performance "moment" -- Part 4: Strategies for negotiating external and internal border issues in a Pocha workshop setting -- Letter from Oaxaca -- Mapping territories of inquiry -- Index
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. 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anyone creating, producing or teaching radical performance A step-by-step guide for large-scale group performance New, unpublished photos of the Pocha Nostra method in practice Exercises for Rebel Artists advocates teaching as an important form of activism and as an extension of the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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gómez Peña, Guillermo Exercises for Rebel Artists : Radical Performance Pedagogy Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415549226
Subject Cross-cultural orientation - Activity programs
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Alt Author Sifuentes, Roberto