Performance artist, cultural theorist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art-activists the Beehive Collective, Robby Herbst of Llano del Rio Collective, Hirokazu Kosaka, Casa del Tunel (Tijuana), Cornerstone Theater Company and Los Angeles Poverty Department, and others will convene at California Institute of the Arts as part of the sixth annual Arts in the One World conference.
Sharing Strategies for Change: Transdisciplinarity*Interconnectivity*Context-based Practices
January 27-29, 2011
Draft agenda – subject to change
Friday, January 28
10:00 Conversation/Participation: Location: Coffee House
Ethics, Aesthetics and Authenticity in Context-based Performance
- Cornerstone Theater Company (Nephelie Andonyadis)
- Los Angeles Poverty Department (John Malpede and others)
12:00 lunch break
Afternoon 1:00 – 7:00 concurrent workshops
1:00 – 7:00 Workshop: Location: Coffee House
Pocha Nostra performance workshop (Guillermo Gómez-Peña)
- Performance artist, cultural theorist Gómez-Peña leads an exploration of radical collaboration – creating temporary communities of rebel artists from different disciplines, ages, ethnic backgrounds, gender persuasions, and nationalities, in which difference and experimentation are not only accepted but encouraged, we will seek a new hybrid and interdisciplinary aesthetic, reflective of the spirit and tribulations of our times, and of the concerns of each participant. The workshop will raise crucial questions: Why do we do what we do? Which borders do we wish to cross and why? Which are the hardest borders to cross both in the workshop and in our personal lives? How do we define our multiple communities, and why do we belong to them? What is the relationship between performance, activism, pedagogy and our everyday lives? What about the relationship between the physical body and the social body?
2:00 – 5:00 Workshop: Location: Langley
Seeing beyond speech: Cultivating your intuitive gifts to connect with others (Asher Hartman)
- An intensive workshop that helps people tap into their intuitive gifts to “see” and speak to another person. When looking at another through one’s inner vision, we are able to bypass language to grasp another’s “essence.” Everyone can reach through the barrier of habitual thinking to see another person through the intuitive gifts of inner vision, sensing, and listening. In this process, we also learn to let others see us in our most flourishing, realized state. The process is engaging and beneficial for both the “seer” and the “seen.” Practically, we will be playing with and tuning our senses to see without eyes, sense through “knowing” and hear expansively to connect with other human beings directly.
3:00 – 5:00 Workshop: Location: Langley
Non-Violent Communication (Roger Sorrow and Anne Walton)
- Certified NVC trainers will lead an exploration of the work of Marshall Rosenberg, who has identified a specific approach to communicating–speaking and listening–that leads us to give from the heart, connecting us with ourselves and with each other in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish. The 4 step process outlined in Non Violent Communication gives us a way to focus our attention on communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying conditions
7:00 dinner break
8:00 Performance: Location: E407
- A collaborative experiment between Chung An University and CalArts students and faculty, an urban, contemporary adaption response to King Lear performed in Korean, English and Spanish.