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ZU-UK and #MA_CPPs (MA Contemporary Performance Practices) to host contributions from Blast Theory, Coney, Forest Fringe, Vacuum Cleaner and The Walking Artist Network.
THURSDAY 30TH MARCH - DRIFT Residency Artists
Contemporary Performance and Digital Arts champions ZU-UK and #MA_CPPs are delighted to announce the Artistic Leadership Talk Series at GAS Station, East London.
After Blast Theory's Matt Adams opening talk on the 8th December discussing alternative models for interdisciplinary practice, we can now announce the next set of talks to be held on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March at GAS Station - always on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Organised in partnership with students from #MA_CPPs, the Artistic Leadership Talk Series explore the role of artists today, and examines contemporary case-studies for artist-led initiatives and models within and beyond the Arts Industries.
This event takes place at GAS Station, and is free of charge.
However, tickets are limited. Advance booking is advisable.
About DEBORAH PEARSON
About Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala
ZU-UK is run by joint artistic/executive directors Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala.
Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala have worked as joint artistic/executive directors of ZU-UK (London) since 2006 and of Centro Popular de Conspiração Gargarullo (Rio de Janeiro) from 2012 to 2014. Their artistic work has won awards and nominations in the fields of interactive theatre, hybrid art and innovation. Their most acclaimed project, Hotel Medea, was the highest rated event by both public and press, becoming the standout hit of the world’s largest art festival, the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, presented also at LIFT2010 and Hayward Gallery in 2012. Jorge and Persis Jade have published academic papers on immersive theatre, programmed live and digital festivals, created a telematic exhibition for the Olympics in 2012, the World Cup in 2014, Olympic Park in 2015 and coached emerging artists in over 10 countries since 2006.
Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala have recently launched GAS station (Games & Arts Stratford)
Th Artistic Leadership Talk Series is supported by CPAD
Centre for Performing Arts Development at the University of East London
CPAD is an international centre for research in performing arts, including performance, theatre, drama, music, dance, and creative writings. The centre supports research that is concerned with political, philosophical, cultural, ethical, socially engaged and community applied issues. Of particular interest is research that is practice-based and is developed in the creative industry. The centre develops interdisciplinary research and is committed to the following six strands:
- Applied and Socially Engaged Practices
- Performance landscapes
- Politics, culture & philosophies
- Digital music and technologies
- Corporal practices
- Creative writing
CPAD welcomes postgraduate PhD applications in the areas of our interests as well as applications for MA study in one of our postgraduate programmes: MA Contemporary Performance Practices (#MA_CPPs), MA Acting and MA Theatre Directing. The centre encourages practice-based and theoretical research, and welcomes applications for Visiting Fellowships from academic institutions and art organisations.
When & Where
ZU-UK is an established award winning independent theatre company based in East London and Rio de Janeiro since 2001. As a British company that has successfully maintained a satellite base in Brazil for over a decade, ZU has a strong track record of collaborating across cultures and artistic disciplines, delivering ambitious innovation with depth and integrity.
Our celebrated DRIFT methodology was created by the joint artistic directors in 2006 and spans 15 residencies in over 10 countries. Interactive exhibition HUMBLE MARKET was commissioned by LONDON2012, FACT Liverpool and presented by Brazilian Ministry of Culture World Cup Programme in 2014. The overnight immersive HOTEL MEDEA was the number 1 hit of Edinburgh 2011, won numerous awards, and was presented at both Hayward Gallery and LIFT2010.
ZU-UK believes in the transformative power of the human experience. As the world becomes more globalised we are increasingly losing the rituals and rites that bind us in worthwhile communion and we set out to purposefully give people tailor made experiences that connect us with who we are and the essential desire to connect meaningfully.