“TERRITORIES OF CRISIS” FROM LA POCHA NOSTRA
PERFORMANCE SALON / RADICAL PEDAGOGY / JAM SESSION / LIVE ART / ELECTRONICA
Athens School of Fine Arts.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Theater of ASFA
256 Peiraios St. 182 33, Rentis. 8:30-10:00 PM

Pocha troupe core members Gomez-Pena, Michèle Ceballos and Saul Garcia-Lopez, with Pocha Associates Jess Balitrónica, Predrag Predjac and Fotini Kalle (our local producer) and our local host Vassilis Vlastaras from the Athens School of Fine Arts cordially invite you to view the high / low / sidelights, and close-ups from the 2015 Pocha Nostra International Summer Workshop.

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Witness capitalist demons, pagan saints, social monsters, radical bohemians, and other wild live images at our indoors / outdoors live jam sessions hosted by the

The night will feature performances in process by rebel artists from nine countries, three generations & multiple disciplines. This is the culmination of two weeks of radical performance exercises conducted by the infamous performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Join us for a glimpse into a radical pedagogical process featuring experimental improvisation, bizarre rituals, body/text imagery and wild live art actions.

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Founded in 1993 La Pocha Nostra is an ever morphing trans-disciplinary arts organization based in San Francisco with branches in many other cities and countries.

Every summer since 2004 the legendary performance troupe La Pocha Nostra conducts a nomadic 12 day intensive performance art workshop on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory, and activism. For the first time ever this cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary and multi-generational workshop takes place in Greece, and involves a curated group of more of 25 rebel artists coming from Mexico, the US, Greece, the UK, Australia, Finland, Canada, Germany, and Spain.

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The Pocha workshop is an amazing artistic and anthropological experiment in which carefully selected artists from several countries and every imaginable artistic, ethnic and sub-cultural background begin to negotiate common ground. Performance becomes the connective tissue and lingua franca for our temporary community of rebel artists.

Workshop participants:

Rae Uddin
Caroline Garcia
Laura Corcuera
Ainoa Mela Lopez
Steven Conway
Elle Mehrmand
Ally Walsh
Ria Hartley
Denise Benavides
Andrea Pocha Tucson
Maria Isabel Ramirez
Marina Barsy
Iivi Meltaus
Jenny Zagas Franzoni
Eva Koliopantou
Eirini Danou
Yorgos Bakalos
Maria F Dolores
Stefanos Chandelis
Litsa Kiousi
Lia Giannakou
Poulheria Papahristou
Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou
Kostas Voulgaris
Eleni Zervou
Markela Kontaratou
Konstantinos Davris
Angeliki Chaido Tsoli

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