SITE-SENSITIVE PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SPACE
A two-day workshop led by Bill Aitchison, May 17-18
The workshop will focus on two things: performing in the city space and making paths that lead people through the city. The participants will spend two days understanding and experiencing central Beijing from unfamiliar perspectives and then sharing these discoveries with one another. The participants will be encouraged to explore subtle styles of performing and they will create their own material. This will involve a mixture of practical exercises in the city space led by Bill Aitchison, theoretical discussions and the opportunity for the participants to create a short walk of their own.
The workshop is suitable for people who have an interest in the city and how it functions and in how art and performance can be integrated into living city spaces.
Bill Aitchison is an inter-disciplinary performance artist who has presented his work in galleries, theatres and festivals in Europe, Asia, America and The Middle East. He holds a practice-based PhD from Goldsmiths College is published in several languages, has worked in radio and is associate research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.
IFP is now accepting registrations for participants, if you want to join please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation fee: 150 RMB for two days.
The workshop be given in English with Chinese translation.