March 6, 2014
Three Day Workshop with international performance artist, VIOLETA LUNA in Wellington 21-23 June 2014
The Body in Action: Paths Towards a Personal Cartography
Violeta’s work activates the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working within
a multidimensional space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a
territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. She performs and teaches workshops throughout
Latin America, Europe, Africa, and USA. While primarily working as a solo performer, she is also an associate artist of the
San Francisco-based performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados.
She is a Creative Capital Fellow, and a member of the Magdalena Project of International Women Performance Artists.
Significant works include: Requiem for a Lost Land, NK603: Action for Performer and e-Maiz, Frida and a series of
collaborations with La Pocha Nostra.
This workshop has been created for artists of performance, dancers, actors, spoken word or visual artists interested in
performance art and in exploring the intersection of the personal, the theatrical and the political through stage
actions. Workshop participants will make use of their personal memory and identity as the expressive territory where
they will chart a vocabulary of stage actions. Drawing on their use of body, participants will also work on imagery
related to their individual and social understanding of gender, sexuality and race.
Some thematic threads in the workshop include: Body (fiction and non-fiction, presence and inner strength, body as
subject/object;) Space (internal and external, spatial relationships, the intervention of public and private space;) Time
(real-time, fictional-time, ritual-time;) Action (site-specific, action – reaction, responses to real and imagined stimuli,
audience interaction, the creative accident.)
Who should apply: Professional or students of performance, spoken-word, actors, dancers and visual artists. All applicants
should have a basic understanding of the discipline of performance art.
Wellington, June 21-23
Theatre Lab, Massey University, Wellington
Limited to 16 places
$150 per participant
To register interest or for further information, please email Emma Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org