Workshop in Paris (La Transplanisphère) November 12

La Tranplanisphère shared with the participants a pedagogical and creative process based on one of the method it uses for its projects. The group experienced an approach based interviews of existing personalities edited and adapted to provide characters and lines. The group used interviews made before but also benefited from a daily encounter with some experts they interviewed, giving them additional material for the work in progress (story telling). 

La Transplanisphère also asked the participants to question the way medias deal with the contributions of “specialists” to stage the news and analysis of the crisis.

Workshop in Athenes, Panteion University Drama Center, January 13

Note: this specific workshop is not funded by the Grundtvig Learning Partnership program. 

Methods of working on theatre and crisis is in part inspired by long years of research and practice on ancient Greek dramaturgists, Cervantes, Moliere, Brecht, all of them playwrights for whom theatre should produce aesthetic answers to political problems. Adapt classical texts into political musicals, trying to exploit a combination of various codes, including Greek Shadow theatre, ritual and folk dances, puppets, cabaret and video. Experiment the use of more languages in the same representation.

Workshop in Dublin (Project Art Center) April 13

The use of different forms of linguistic techniques (tenses, grammatical rules, figures of speech, etc) as structural games for improvisations; the use of digital media as a tool of deceit and question of the real.  The use of people's own voice and points of view about the present, bringing all the formal techniques previously named to a more political and social dimension, by confronting these personal viewpoints to the ideal proposed by the structures utilised, creating a sort of tension which parallels the one we face daily in our current societies.

Workshop in Porto (Visoes Uteis) September 13

Experiment a pedagogical and creative process based on the devising methodology used to write dramaturgy, inspired by a sort of “reversed anthropology”, which takes advantage of mainstream documents used in an unexpected context, bringing a new

light on everyday subjects. Translate into performance the materials coming from such different points as urban development, management tools, intelligence agencies, financial strategies, urban myths or political mainstream speech.

Workshop in Rome (The International Theatre) May 14

Rome  invites to a programme of sessions designed around a tour in the city, crossing generations, working models, artistic areas and private and public agents. The idea is to get a closer picture of the ways being found not only to make sense with the performing arts in a crisis situation but also to build a new economy for the arts.

Workshop in Sweden (Teatersmakinen) June 14

Teatermaskinen will welcome the artists to work with us in a practical setting. So we will on one hand offer quite a physical experience of work, experiencing the direct relation between artists and audience. Therefore our focus in the workshop will be on the techniques we use in our performavit language. On the other hand we will also put some focus to the ways we work with an essayistic way of approaching common themes. Over the years, we have developed a technique to also talk about difficult issues in a concentrated environment. Our approach will be to connect the workshop to a large thematic work on youth questions which we started in the fall of 2011. It focuses on the experiences of growing up in Europe in the context of the crisis.

Partners meeting, Paris (Mezzanine Spectacles), June 14

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