Performance workshop at NAFASI ART SPACE, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3 day performance workshop led by Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Although we are all trying to build smarter, happier, healthier lives, we constantly face numerous problems, such as unsustainable development, global conflict, poverty, natural disaster, unemployment, gender inequality, addiction, sickness, depression, misunderstanding, endless technical disruption... etc. It seems there are already too many problems in the world, therefore, people may not want to see or hear about any more problematic matters. However, there are problems we don’t notice or recognize as problems. It is impossible to solve problems without identifying and defining them, and it is impossible to makes our situation better with ignorance. Let’s find more problems together before we become confused and get desperate.
About the workshop: The topic of the workshop is "PROBLEM(S)". It is an important task for artists to notice concealed issues as problems and set out to address them.
In this workshop the participants will get an opportunity to talk about, be aware of, and identify, invisible/undiscovered/hidden problems around them. The workshop introduces several practices to learn to notice problems and investigate these problems as subject matters. The participants will experiment and present the subjects in performance art form, through diverse assignments and exercises: both in the studio space and in public, as solo work and in groups.
The goal of the workshop is for the participants to find and develop their own methods through dialogue and physical experience and finalize their ideas through the medium of performance art.
WHEN: April 6-8, 10:00-17:00 (2 days practice, 1 day presentation)
WHERE: NAFASI Art Space (indoor and outdoor)
WHO: Everyone! Experience or special skills are not required.
HOW MUCH: 10,000tsh (Free for members. If you would like to participate but can't afford the registration fee, please email us to request a fee waiver)
WHAT to bring: Comfortable clothes & shoes