La Pocha Nostra Live Art Laboratory:
Oaxaca, Mexico > August 19-September 3, 2012

Open to experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students from all over the world! We are expecting participants spanning 4 generations and coming from 10 different countries as well as from throughout Mexico. Please send in your application ASAP!

About the Pocha workshop:
This summer’s workshop was be led by troupe members Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dani d’Emilia (Brasil), Erica Mott (USA), Saul Garcia Lopez (Canada) and Emma Tramposch of La Pocha Nostra and involves 12-day intensive sessions on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. Particular emphasis was placed in the relationship between the human body and architecture by having multiple sites to play with. At the end of the workshop we had an epic jam session open to the local arts community in La Calera (see Summer school Performance post). This amazing cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational laboratory hosted 24 participants from Mexico, Chile, Colombia, USA, Poland, Canada and New Zealand.

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

As always space will be limited and is expected to fill quickly. We encourage all interested applicants to submit materials to us as soon as possible.

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