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Gaudino Creative Residency: Theatre of Cultural Resistance: An Introductory Workshop

Tue, October 17th, 2023
4:15 pm
- 6:00 pm

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Physical theatre practices for promoting, protecting and preserving oppressed cultures through co-creation. 

In this introductory workshop, we will begin with movement, working to identify each individual body and its potential for acting in the space. Then we will work towards creating a group dynamic, the group being a necessary vessel for cultural transmission.  Finally, we will explore resistance through the body – the body of the individual, the body of the group, and the body of a chosen text.

Participants should wear athletic, plain black clothing (no logos, words, or images).

CP4P International Productions develops and tours new, original works with talented artists from around the world, inspired by cultures in crisis due to political conflict or ecological disaster.
Furthermore, we provide community outreach to the refugee communities where we perform through trauma-informed story-telling workshops, masterclasses, sliding scale or free admission to our performances, as well as by hiring additional personnel for our tour directly from the refugee community.
CP4P is founded by theater and arts professional Audrey Rose Dégez, who is based in Paris, France. This year, Dégez has grown the initiative to include Ukrainian puppeteer Daria Holovchanska, one of the members of Dégez’ Slovo. Theater Group project and Kurdish actress Deniz Heval Kandemir, who Dégez met during her studies at l’école international de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
The trio is currently in residency at the Adams Theater developing a new performance inspired by Kurdish culture that will tour until February 2024.

For more information, email Amy Holzapfel (ash2@williams.edu).

Gaudino Creative Residencies support short-term campus visits by artists, makers, or practitioners of any field who intend to share their knowledge, skills, and creative expertise directly with students through modes of experiential, practice-based, or hands-on learning. Such pedagogy aligns with the larger mission of the Gaudino Fund, which, inspired by the legacy of Prof. Robert L. Gaudino, aims to foster curricular initiatives that emphasize the deep connections between lived experience and intellectual endeavor.

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