Amy Russell | Embodied Poetics in conversation with Heather Ward | Director’s Cut Theatre Company; Matilda Blomquist | Melpomalia Friteater; Yuriria Fanjul | Actor, Opera stage director; Natasha Nixon | Director, performance practitioner; and Kjersti Webb | Visual artist, performer, educator
Whether through funding processes, the paradigms of applied theatre, or the continuing legacy of the romantic and separate artist, theatre practitioners often begin their work already separated from the communities that they intend to serve. Theatre appears to be parachuted into foreign territory, or involved in long-term community relationships that take on a pastoral configuration. In this discussion, we will be asking how theatre artists working with communities experience this separation and how it can be addressed. Join the conversation with five community theatre artists from Sweden, the U.K. and Mexico.
Unrehearsed Futures is a series of public conversations between heads of drama schools and leading performance trainers from across the globe to discuss and address the new realities of teaching drama. These discussions look at pedagogical approaches to teaching in the absence of presence, the benefits and challenges of alternative technologies, formats and mediums as well as planning long-term learning journeys against an uncertain future.
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19:30 - Mumbai | 15:00 - London
10:00 - New York | 00:00 - Hobart (23 September)
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