lunes, 27 de abril de 2009

Second International Meeting of Performing Arts Research

Reportage Theater:
“The voice of those without a voice”

Agora Teatral Association directed by Yamile Lanchas will hold from November 28th to December the 1rst: The Second International Meeting of Performing Arts Research: “Vías”.
“Vías” (ways) is a meeting between young directors, actors, dancers and plastic artists of Europe and America that will take place once a year in Barcelona, Spain. In these meetings there will be an invited artist who will be the principal workshop leader that, over the 4 days work, will show us their way (vía) of creation. In every work session the artist will share with the participants technical and practical tools that will show, in a coherent way, their artistic- creative process within their discipline (theatre, dance, visual and plastic arts, etc)
The meeting will consist of 20 hours of practical work, a performance, a seminar and the presentation of the work of the participants of the meeting: Vías Convergentes: “Convergent Ways”
Guests will come from Spain, Argentina, Austria, Colombia, Italy, U.K. and the U.S.A, among others. Young artists with experience in their fields that have kept in contact through the Agora Teatral internet group or through different seminars, and during the last few years have been creating their own artistic projects, groups or associations. Amongst this group of participants there will be future workshop leaders for the following meetings. In this way, Vías proposes to provide continuity in the workshops that impart a clear process of enrichment and learning development over future encounters.

Languages of the Meeting

Spanish, English and Italian. Simultaneous translations into Spanish from both languages.

Workshop leader: Annet Henneman (Holland/Italy)

Annet Hennemann was born in Holland, where she studied at the Academy for Expression and Communication.She moved to Italy, Volterra, to work with L’Avventura, a Grotowski orientated group, and then with Armando Punzo in the high security prison of Volterra and creating with him the Cultural Association Carte Blanche.With Gianni Calastri, Annet has created the Hidden Theatre-Teatro di Nascosto, which in the last ten years has specialised in reportage theatre, telling the stories of people without voice, visiting, living together with oppressed people or poor people of Kurdistan, the homeless people of Rome and Calcuta, asylum seekers and refugees.The last Project is Refugees a residencial meeting of 100 MPs from different European Countries and MEPs working on common European Guidelines for refugees, with the participation of professional actors of the Hidden Theatre, Judith Malina and Hanon Reznikov of the Living Theatre and refugees of different countries.The 6th of June 2007 this reportage will be placed incide of the European Parliament in Brussels.Besides Annet still performs Donne coraggiose (brave women), she has directed City in War, a new theatre reportage with the participation of actors of Kirkuk.
Teatro di Nascosto:

Workshop: Reportage Theater

The work will concentrate on the following themes:
• What is Reportage Theater?
• How to use theatre as a tool of work and reflexion in and for the society.
• Theater in war.
• Theater inside prisons.
• Theater with inmigrants, refugees:experiences and methodology.

Note: there will be simultaneous translation from English to Spanish.

.Participants to the Meeting

This workshop is directed at artists, performers, dancers, pedagogs, social assistants and all professionals working with theatre in a social context.

Some experience in the ability to work independently is needed, though the most important is your joy to investigate and bringing yourself along. In that way, participants must be prepared and willing to do intensive, sometimes challenging work, which needs a certain commitment.



Wendnesday 28 November from 10:00 to 14:00h – 16:00h to 20:00h

Thursday 29 November from 10:00 to 14:00h - 16:00h to 20:00h

Friday 30th November from 10:00 to 14:00h -16:00h to 20:00h

Saturday 1st December from 10:00 to 15:00h


Saturday 1st December 21:00


Centro Cívico Cotxeres Borrell
C/VIladomat 2-8
Metro Poblesec/San Antoni


Saturday 1st December, as a part of the Workshop but open to the public, Annet will perform: “Donne Coraggiose” “Mujeres con Coraje”

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