la pocha nostra live art LAB / summer school: oaxaca, mexico 2012
La Pocha Nostra Live art LAB : radical performance pedagogy
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.
2012 summer’s workshop 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. 12-day intensive sessions on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism and particular emphasis in the relationship between the human body and architecture. At the end of the workshop there is an epic jam session open to the local arts community.