WORKSHOP-COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE “COME ALONG”
Different elements come along and interact, celebrate encountering and radiate true-self together. Probably, they don’t know each other but they give the best out of themselves to create spontaneous, loving and inspiring happening.
“Come along” is a workshop-collective performance where different people waken their inner voice, authenticity, true emotion, make sense of objects around them and come together to create sparkle.
We kindly invite you to join one of three workshops and participate in collective performance as a result of the workshop!
Please choose the workshop that resonates with you the most and applies here! (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jh4Ps21GoluE4NBdWlB2Z-lXjlUAItDpJ0R-E_njHts/viewform?edit_requested=true)
Plan for workshops and collective performance
1st part (2-3h), workshop - workshop leaders will work with 3 groups to create an interactive performance. The groups will work in different places in Daugavgrīvas Fortress without seeing each other. Each group will explore different “material”: emotions, objects or voice. 2nd part (20-40 min), performance – four groups come together in a fifth place - a centre of four group’s locations - for the performance. They encounter, mix their “materials” and create happening. The audience will be invited one by one in the performance and integrated to “Come Along” so they became participants and co-creators. 3rd part (optional, max 30 min) – a reflection on the experience of workshops and performance.
The themes of workshops:
“True Emotion” : The workshop will work with stepping over our social borders. Let’s follow the fear, let’s listen, understand and fall in love with each other using techniques from improvisation and movement theatre.
“Objects and Authentic Conversation”: Let’s feel the sense of objects around us, let’s lose our minds and find ourselves! In this workshop, we will explore how objects can become an inspiring drive of dynamics of honest conversation between humans.
“Inner Space of Voice”: Come along and meet your voice! Let’s celebrate the journey into the subtle vibration that creates sound. Let’s feel it, sing it, speak it out loud!
ILZE MAZPANE (Riga, Latvia). Performance artist, creative texts writer, improviser and educator.
For almost 18 years, Ilze has created and participated in diverse interactive theatre pieces – invisible, forum, image theatre, “classical” and experimental improv. Last few years her passion is performance art. She has studied philosophy, worked as a copywriter and educator.
Her performance art practice is a fusion of philosophy studies, improvisation skills and a deep interest in creating transformative experiences. She believes the performer is a messenger from the future. Therefore, she focuses on connecting past and future through human interactions and investigative curiosity.
SANITA DUKA (Riga, Latvia). Performer, theatre director, improvisation & drama teacher.
Sanita Duka is a performance artist with a background of experimental theatre field. Studied management in the Latvian Academy of Music, philosophy in the University of Latvia did post-graduate studies in the Laboratory of Stage Arts held by IUGTE. Recently interest focus is drawn to the subject of visual communication and the scene of contemporary performance art.
Sanita exploring the bridge between theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts. The freedom of creative expression and improvisation was found as a key note of creative being.
Performance is a challenge fueled by curiosity, a way of exploring life and finding out things as it is. The main focus is kept on how can we perceive our inner world, how can we express ourselves. The performative moment is a presence in the interactive dialogue with the audience.
MARTA ĀBOLA (Riga, Latvia). Improviser, designer, illustrator.
Marta has background form drama, improv, movement and performing theatre groups. She has done “Improv Comedy Copenhagen” training programme, that is based on experienced Chicago Improv Training Center long form studies. Performed in improvisation teams and festivals in Latvia and Denmark. Marta has experience in conducting improvisation workshops for diverse age, background, multi-cultural teams. She is fascinated by group mind, spontaneity, true reactions and breaking the boundaries of our minds.