BoCA Summer School 2020
Workshop directed by STEFAN KAEGI / RIMINI PROTOKOLL (Germany)
Theatre


“Conference of the Absent

Imagine a conference to which nobody flies. A performance to which the invited leading scientists do not appear physically, but are represented by one local person each. At the beginning of the performance, the local performers step into a classical conference setting on a theatre stage, they open their script and the show begins. “Conference of the Absent” is a project, Rimini Protokoll is currently researching for. In Lisbon it will be a workshop about global cooperation in a global crisis. But it happens locally – in the name of the world. And it happens offline – with the help of theatre.
This will be a workshop about documentary co-authorship, ghost- and speechwriting. But also about devised performing, instructions and representation.
Telepresence can lead to a kind of political and social process in which the rules of representation are changed. Tele-performance uses the sensory and haptic means of theater instead of the flat-screen aesthetics of PowerPoint presentations.
The advantage of not being there – in general: not having to be everywhere – becomes a theatre game. At the center of this game are people who become carriers of ideas. Their “I” may be comparable to the “I” of a simultaneous translator. Only that they don’t translate from language to language but from body to body. And their text is not just for them but for everybody in the room. It describes this very situation.

 

 

TO WHOM IT IS INTENDED
+16, students and professionals in the performing arts, writing and related fields.
> The workshop complies with the protection and security measures currently in force.

 

REGISTRATION
You can register until September 13th, by filling in the form available here.
Registrations are made in order of receipt.

 

Production: BoCA
Partnership: Foundation GDA
Supports: Culturgest, Lisbon City Coundil, Foundation Millennium BCP
BoCA is a project financed by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture / DG Artes

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  • ECOTEMPORÂNEOS: Mamadou Ba

    10 April 2021
    JARDIM DO MUSEU DE LISBOA (CAMPO GRANDE 245, 1700-091 LISBOA)

    ECOTEMPORÂNEOS

    Ecotemporaries is a project that links literature with the green spaces of the city of Lisbon. Open, inclusive and accessible, in each session a new guest chooses a book and connects it to the green space where the public gathers. It has the presence of a sign language interpreter.

    Guest: Mamadou Ba (activist, SOS Racism leader)
    Chosen book: "Erosão” by Gisela Casimiro
    Green space: Jardim do Museu de Lisboa (online)

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  • ECOTEMPORÂNEOS: Beatriz Batarda

    17 April 2021
    JARDIM DO MUSEU DE LISBOA (CAMPO GRANDE 245, 1700-091 LISBOA)

    ECOTEMPORÂNEOS

    Ecotemporaries is a project that links literature with the green spaces of the city of Lisbon. Open, inclusive and accessible, in each session a new guest chooses a book and connects it to the green space where the public gathers. It has the presence of a sign language interpreter and the free distribution of the books printed in braille.

    Guest: Beatriz Batarda (actress)
    Chosen book: "Caderno de Memórias Coloniais", Isabela Figueiredo
    Green space: Jardim do Museu de Lisboa

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