March 10, 2012: Workshop with Maria José Contreras, Political Mobilization / Embodied Actions

March 10, 2012: Political Mobilization / Embodied Actions

10am–5pm, A workshop by Maria José Contreras

03_10_12_mjcontreras_workshop_200pxInspired by the Occupy movement and the 2011 student mobilizations in Chile, this daylong workshop will explore practical corporeal methodologies for the creation of  performances based on concrete political concepts. The workshop will begin promptly at 10 am, break for lunch, and reconvene for the afternoon session.

Partial participation is not permitted. Due to space limitations, participation is limited to 20.

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Dr. María José Contreras is an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre at the Catholic University in Chile, as well as an actress and theatre director.  Her creative work and her research focus on the relationship between the body, memory and performance. She has worked as a theatre director in both Chile and Europe, and in 2011 she created two performances: El Examen, enacted over a 24-hour period in Plaza Italia, Santiago, and Prefijos, which took place in the National Stadium.