Let us unleash the archive of queer spirits that have disappeared. How do we find and/or mark these queer silences that have been erased over history? How can we as queers story-tell, fabulate, perform through and with nature? We will work with our own personal and/or imaginary archive, with the nature surrounding us and performance exercises, listening, sound/music, and self-filming.
What stories do you want to tell, and how are they uniquely queer? How do we write them down on paper and turn them into performance? These writing sessions will help us to open up and share our stories, histories and experiences. We will explore approaches to creative writing and apply the theme of queer ecologies, learning how to use spoken word as a powerful form of expression.
Tom Schwartz - sound designer/tech support
Through the sessions, we will practice ways of listening to sounds and spaces, with exercises on finding musical elements that can work as part of a performance. We will talk about essential technical tools when performing on stage and experiment with group performance.
Setting the stage
We will be observing creativity through nature, finding a message/an idea/a philosophy and learning how to deliver it with materials, effects, and colours. We will open up to the different senses and how they can be translated plastically, developing your creativity through diversion of objects and learning how to be creative with the environment you are in.