LA POCHA NOSTRA LIVE ART LABORATORY
SANTA FE (NM) 2016
La Pocha Nostra (Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Saul Garcia Lopez, and Balitronica Gómez, et al) held one of their legendary international performance workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The exciting 7-hour per-day workshop offers two parallel processes: Participants are exposed to La Pocha Nostra's most recent performance methodologies, an eclectic combination of exercises borrowed from multiple traditions including performance art, experimental theater and dance, the Suzuki method, ritual shamanism, performance games and live jam sessions. Parallel to this hands-on process, the group will analyze the creative process, the issues addressed by the work, its aesthetic currency, cultural impact and political pertinence.