Teatro DO: The Perception Project
The Perception Project is the 2012-2013 experiment conducted by Teatro DO
The project is comprised of three parts: 1) Life is a dream; 2) Morir Soñando (street project); and 3) Butterfly's Dream. The first part, "Life is a Dream", will take place at The Performance Art Institute in San Francisco, CA in June, 2012. Several young artists, under the direction of Renata Tar (a.k.a. Renee Torres), reenact Calderon de la Barca's "Life is a Dream", the 1695 literary classic written during the Spanish Golden Age. The artists use dance, theater, video, food, and art to assist the reenactment.
Teatro Do will test and savor a map-draft of the performance with audience participation.
Renata Tar is a Venezuelan director, choreographer, and Gestalt therapist from CENAIF. She was educated by her family's political theater company (on Brechtian and Boal theater), and studied with the Grotowski LAB theater (on the actor and physical action), with Pina Bausch (on dance theater language), with the Odin Theater (on street theater and acrobatics), with Brief Goft and The Talking Band (on images and music), among other studies. She is also a linguist and has been living, teaching and creating performances, installations, rituals and dance-theater performances around the world.
The European community granted her the Arts and Education Socrates award for her One World Project labworkshops to create meditation/dance/theater/installations in streets, theaters and churches about war-peace issues. A woman-member of Human Ecology societies, Renata was a presenter at the Third World Humanist Congress and founder of the 1st World Humanist Forum.
She has shown her work at Trifonovskaya Theatre in Moscow, Academy of Untamed Creativity and Kanonhallen in Copenhagen, the Steppenwolf Theatre, MOMA in Chicago, Rajatabla Teatro in Caracas, the Leeds Dance Platform, The Place and Out of the Blue in Leeds, London , Edinburgh, and at the Teatro Circular in Montevideo, among other theatres, galleries and streets of the world.
The Life is a Dream performance installation is the beginning of the Teatro Do Perception Project residency at PAI.
The Performance Art Institute (PAI) (View)
75 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103