Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy

1st Edition

Guillermo Gómez Peña, Roberto Sifuentes

Routledge
Published September 20, 2011
Reference - 238 Pages - 10 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415549233 - CAT# Y102893

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Summary

In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’.

Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the authors use a series of crucial practical exercises, honed in workshops worldwide, to help create challenging theatre which transcends the boundaries of nation, gender, and racial identity.

The book features:

  • Detailed exercises for using Pocha Nostra methods in workshops
  • Inspirational approaches for anyone creating, producing or teaching radical performance
  • A step-by-step guide for large-scale group performance
  • New, unpublished photos of the Pocha Nostra method in practice

Exercises for Rebel Artists advocates teaching as an important form of activism and as an extension of the performance aesthetic. It is an essential text for anyone who wants to learn how use performance to both challenge and change.

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