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Two Degrees: Larry Bogad’s Tactical Performance Workshop

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12-6pm. Free

Fresh from the streets of New York, professor, author, activist and Yes Man Larry Bogad will host a workshop for activists and socially/ politically engaged artists interested in developing “Tactical Performance”. Participants will use original exercises and techniques adapted from rebel clowning, nonviolent civil disobedience and performance to develop ways of pulling together humor, imagination, and “serious play”.

The workshop will look at how to use these techniques to help social movements and individuals communicate their ideas to larger audiences, challenge power relations in public space and pressure authorities in a nonviolent but effective way.

During the workshop participants will be able to see material from creative disruptions by the Yes Men and other groups, and also brainstorm together about new creative tactics for campaigning and protest.

Bogad has led these workshops most recently in New York, Buenos Aires, Reykyavik, and revolutionary Cairo.

Participants need no theatre or performance training and should wear clothes that allow them to move about easily.

To take part please email Quima Farré by 6pm on Thursday 9th June 2011 with a short paragraph explaining who you are and why you are interested in taking part in the workshop. The workshop is for a maximum of 20 participants; if we are oversubscribed we may not be able to offer you a place.

Larry Bogad works in the intersection between art and activism, and believes in the role of humor and imagination to organise social movements. He writes, performs, and strategizes with guerrilla theatre groups such as the Yes Men, La Pocha Nostra and the Oil Enforcement Agency.

Date and time

17 June 2011

Please note
This is now a past event.


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