Pocha Radical Pedagogy
1 -13 JUNE 2015
Athens School of Fine Arts
Theater of ASFA, 256 Peiraios st.
Organised by Foteini Kalle and Vassilis Vlastaras
For the past 20 years, members of La Pocha Nostra have conducted cross-cultural/cross-disciplinary/cross-generational workshops involving performance artist, activist, actors, dancers, students and members from diverse ethnic communities.
Pocha International Summer School
LPN International Summer school is a 12-day intensive workshop on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. The summer performance workshop is La Pocha’s most important pedagogic endeavor of the year. The prestigious ‘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.
GómezPeña and the members of La Pocha Nostra will host their legendary summer performance workshop in the city of Athens from June 1st – 14th, 2015. The workshop will be open to performance artists, experimental actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students from all over the world. The Pocha/Greek committee will be selecting 24 participants from throughout Greece, Europe, the Balkans as well as the Americas. The focus will be on new performance art strategies and the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism.
We will also place particular emphasis in the relationship between the human body and architecture by intervening different indoor and outdoor spaces. At the end of the workshop we will have an epic jam session open to the local arts community.
Guillermo GómezPeña, Artistic director of La Pocha Nostra
Saul Garcia-Lopez, Artistic Co-Director of La Pocha Nostra
Michèle Ceballos, Founding Member
Predrag Pajdic, performance artist and curator
Manuel Vason, performance art photographer
Fotini Kalle, performance artist and co-producer of this workshop
La Pocha Nostra Athens workshop participants:
Ainoa Mela Lopez
Andrea Pocha Tucson
Maria Isabel Ramirez
Jenny Zagas Franzoni
Maria F Dolores
Angeliki Chaido Tsoli