BUTOH AND WRITING
A writing for performance workshop
facilitated by Raquel Almazan and Ana Candida Carneiro.
Come expand your writing potential through Butoh dance!
This workshops creates the relationship of an ensemble to respond with movement and sound, and expands that collaboration as a springboard for solo text or group theatrical text. The first portion is based on Butoh Dance techniques and provides a holistic relationship with the body, leading to breaking down boundaries in the theatrical space. It will interweave writing prompts, moments of movement and exchange sequences. The second portion focuses on developing the writing materials that emerged into concrete dramaturgical proposals. Utilizing the imagination of a map on the floor and the metaphors of travel and migration, we will create a synergy where the participants will interact in a non-traditional way to create the unexpected.
Date: April 28th
Time: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with one hour of lunch break.
Place: Harvard Dance Center.
This workshop is donation-based. Recommended donation: $ 30.
Book your place here.
About the facilitators:
Raquel Almazan is as an interdisciplinary artist and Butoh dance practitioner. She holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University – Deans Fellowship recipient. B.F.A. in Theatre from University of Florida/New World School of the Arts Conservatory where she developed work as a writer, director, actor and dramaturge. Almazan is the Artistic Director of LA LUCHA ARTS, producing several of her original works, including LATIN IS AMERICA play cycle and lecture-performance, a collection of bi-lingual works in dedication to each Latin American country. Select play credits include: La Paloma Prisoner (workshop: Signature Theatre off Broadway – readings: La Mama ETC, INTAR, Labyrinth Theatre Company and The Lark). CAFÉ(recipient of Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Award, Columbia Stages workshop directed by Elena Araoz). La Migra Taco Truck and Dar a Luz (off Broadway NYC Theatre Row, Aspen Stage, New Theatre-FL). El Oido De un Pais (New Theatre-FL). Junkyard Food (Louis O’Gerrits Theatre). Watermelon (Lone Star Co., off Broadway reading). She was awarded a Professional Development residency with the Eugene O’Neill Center Playwrights Conference 2015 and is a Core Apprentice Writer with The Playwrights’ Center 2015-16. For more info go to: www.raquelalmazan.com
Ana Candida Carneiro is an award-winning and published Brazilian-Italian playwright, currently a postdoctoral Research Associate at Harvard University, in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media. Her work has been performed in in Italy, France, Germany Sweden, Finland, Monaco, South Africa, and in the USA, in important theatres such as the Piccolo Teatro and the National Theatre of Nice. She has been supported by institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Royal Court Theater, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Her works touch on themes like social justice, globalization, immigration, culture clash, gender inequity, and climate change, using multiple and invented languages, heterogeneous linguistic registers and genres, and are increasingly marked by experimentation with the dramatic form. She writes in English, Italian and Portuguese, and frequently collaborates with artists from other disciplines, markedly composers. She is currently writing a book about teaching playwriting from a global perspective, The Global Playwriting Workbook (Methuen Drama, 2019). She is also the founder and artistic director of Babel Theater Project. For more info go to: www.anacandidacarneiro.com