Workshops


 

DAS Theatre (www.atd.ahk.nl) Feedback Method Workshop in collaboration with Antic Teatre

(From 24 to 26 November 2023)

Application of the method to 3 co-productions in progress:

Masha, by Cia Palimsesta (@palimsesta.cia) – circus

g0g0te0, by P0RN0T0PIAcollective (@por.notopiacollective) – new body languages

Cruuu, by Diana Gadish (@dianagadishbonas) – performance

The workshop will be led by Ainhoa Hernández Escudero (@noixih), creator, performance researcher and a graduate of DAS Theatre master’s programme.

For 20 years, Antic Teatre has been betting unconditionally on risk-taking, empowerment and commitment as drivers of contemporary artistic creation.

As a production and exhibition venue, Antic Teatre is constantly looking for ways to provide comprehensive support for the pieces it produces and exhibits.

And it’s in this area that we detect a lack of meaningful debates about art open to the general public. This critical function, traditionally carried out by academics, needs to be activated outside of academia, in places of exchange and generation of knowledge that are more elastic and permeable to change. To do this, we must debureaucratise knowledge and understand that there’s a strong and proportional relationship between education and culture.

It is for this reason that Antic Teatre, with its interest in live arts teaching programmes, is bringing to Barcelona a workshop on the Feedback Method of DAS Theatre, applying the method to three of its co-productions in progress: Masha, by Cia Palimsesta; g0g0te0, by P0RN0T0PIAcollective and Cruuu, by Diana Gadish. The sessions, open to a small number of participants, will take place on November 24, 25 and 26, and will be led by Ainhoa Hernández Escudero. Each day will begin with a theoretical introduction to the method, followed by a demonstration of the works in progress and a feedback session as the practical aspect.

Artist Verónica Navas (@dichodepaso) will be in charge of the written report, which will subsequently be available to the general public on the Antic website. The initiative is pioneering for a production and exhibition venue. With this first action, Antic Teatre aims to activate, in our context, a methodology for dialogue developed in academia, but useful and necessary outside of it. The workshop is based on the Feedback Method developed at DAS Arts – currently DAS Theatre – a master’s programme at the Amsterdam University of the Arts around research-based artistic and curatorial practices.

The Feedback method, conceived in 2010 at DAS Arts under the direction of Barbara Van Lindt in collaboration with Siegmar Zacharias, Karim Benammar, and the workers and participants of the master’s programme, is a way of encouraging dialogue on interdisciplinary artistic practices. Inspired by philosophical practices such as Socratic dialogue, this method seeks to empower creators during performance creation processes, providing tools and questions to continue developing their work.

The workshop is presented as an exercise in collective thought and reflection on specific performance pieces. Each participant in the workshop and practical sessions is invited to activate their knowledge and professional experience in a structured way. Throughout the workshop, the formats and steps of the method will be explored, followed by practical feedback sessions, each dedicated to an individual or collaborative artistic practice.

Ainhoa Hernández Escudero (Madrid, 1989) explores aesthetic categories linked to the strange and the monstrous through counterhegemonic practices located at the intersection of pop, post-internet aesthetics, technology and mainstream culture. Graduated from the DAS Theatre master’s program in 2022, she received the AFK 3 Package Deal Award 2022/2023 in the dance category. She has shared her stage works in contexts such as Frascati Amsterdam, Bâtard Festival Brussels, La Capella (ICK), MNCARS Madrid, Gessnerallee Zurich, Center for Performance Research (NY), Arqueologías del Futuro (ARG), Museo del Chopo (MEX), Antic Teatre (BCN), La Caldera (BCN), La Casa Encendida (MAD) and CA2M (MAD), among others.

 

Practical information:

The workshop consists of three sessions spanning Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26. Participation is free. You don’t need to be a performing arts professional to participate. The workshops are currently fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, write to anticteatre@anticteatre.com.

Session 1 on Masha, by Cia. Palimsesta (circus)
When: November 24, 2023
Place: La Central del Circ
Time: 16:30 (2 hours duration approx.)

Session 2 on g0g0te0, by P0RN0T0PIAcollective (new body languages)
When: November 25, 2023
Place: Fabra and Coats
Time: 16:30 (approx. 2 hours duration)

Session 3 on Cruuu, by Diana Gadish (performance)
When: November 26, 2023
Place: Antic Teatre
Hours: 11:00 (approx. 2 hours duration)

 

Drawings: Sonja Jokiniemi

 


 

Dynamic Meditation Workshop with Semolina Tomic

(From 1 to 21 March 2023)

 

We’re getting ready for Spring! 21 days of Dynamic Meditation with Semolina Tomic.

March 1 to 21, from 8am to 9am, at Antic Teatre, Barcelona. FREE!

Comprehensive and potent work on the self: solid preparation for entering a creative state, through 5 different stages, each with its own music.

Conscience and observation. Body, Mind, Spirit.

You can come every day, or any days you like.

If you’re interested, want to participate or know more, send me an email at: semolinika@anticteatre.com

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