London (BST) 17:00-18:30
San Francisco (PDT) 9am-10.30am
New York (EDT) 12noon-1.30pm
Brasilia (BRT) 13:00-14:30
Berlin (CEST) 18:00-19:30
Building on the Health & WELLth Festival theme, the Arts for Health and Social Change Symposium will be a collective meeting place for everyone interested in shifting approaches in artistic processes, expressions and embodied research practices so as to become capable of creating a new fabric of meaning for our health and active presence in the world.
Topics we'll discuss include:
• Role of the arts in producing collective horizons in a pandemic world.
• The relationship between arts for health and trans cultural and transgender expressions.
• How the arts can expand our notion of health beyond the symptomatic, opening new paths of awareness for our embodied presence in the world.
• How the current public health challenges have transformed artistic practices and how these transformations have influenced the way people perceive their social space?
• Arts for health applied to social work in violent scenarios. How art can be a restorative catalyst for historic social wounds.
• Eco-somatic, social change and embodied research practices creating a new fabric of meaning for our general health and active presence in the world.
Dr. Almiro Andrade – actor, director, dramaturg, translation and intercultural studies
The most important thing, when voices are being stifled and culture is not seen as essential, is to allow underrepresented and underprivileged groups know that their story is valid and is worth being told. This not just about the importance of theatre, this is about to understand oneself as relevant, for one's own mental health.
Alexandre Mello – Brazilian director, teacher, performer, theatre laboratorial studies
'After 3 decades of work focused on body listening and performance creation I have consolidated and developed experimentation coming from Lygia Clark's proposals alongside philosophical provocations by Nietzsche, Salgado's photographic gaze and Bispo do Rosário's reflections on my laboratorial practice at Actors Atelier- Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
A shift in my health state forced me to review my habits promoting a new balance in my body supported by a big change in my diet, in the practice of Win Hof breathing and in-depth reading by Krishnamurti. This change in health perspective transformed my art practice opening new paths for the awareness of sensory perception.'
Dr. Alvaro Hernandez – Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts -ASAB Universidad Distrital of Colombia
Collective work promoting the social impact in reaching communities affected by violence. Alvaro will share his experience of the transformation of social trauma through collective artistic work and the implementation of methodologies in such communities that bring about sustainability in the long term.
Renata Carvalho – Actress, Director, Dramaturg and Transpologist
How trans gender performances can trigger new perspectives challenging the pathologic social processes. Renata’s research questions the absence, exclusion, misrepresentation and misunderstanding of 'travesti' / trans bodies in the arts and professional society across Brazil.
Thomas Kampe – Professor of Somatic Performance and Education at Bath Spa University
Somatic echolocations and embodied research and the relationship with the creation of collective horizons.
Julia Pond – Julia Pond is an independent dance artist, researcher and teacher whose interests include climate, capitalism, and feminism. She is a co-organizer of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium, a biennial conference for practitioners of the Duncan work, and certified yoga teacher. Julia is currently completing an MFA in Creative Practice as a Leverhulme Scholar at Trinity Laban.
Dr. Andrea Maciel is a dance performer, scholar, therapist and teacher. Her academic/artistic work investigates the physical resonance of social urban landscapes through performance and installations. Andrea is a core member of Cross-Pollination platform of theatre and Artistic Director for Intercultural Roots. Her passion to connect art, healing and public space performance has perfectly coalesced through Intercultural Roots' ‘Arts for Health and Social Change’ programme.
Type of format: Symposium
Language: English with auto Close Captioning available
Duration of session: 90 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Bursary Ticket - is only for people living in countries classed by the World Bank as ‘low income' and 'lower-middle income’. Please click here for a list of countries qualifying for Bursary Tickets.
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