Del Juego al Teatro: Acrobatic Theatre Games in Service of Storytelling
A FREE, intergenerational workshop by guest artist Carlos Casas of Pélu Theatre
Suitable for all bodies ages 8 and up--kids and parents encouraged to attend together!
Este taller se impartirá en español e inglés (This workshop will be taught in both Spanish and English)
In this workshop we will explore how to use your body to tell a compelling visual story. Well practice elements of partner acrobatics, image embodiment, and gesture-based theater. No previous experience necessary, in fact, a varied range in skills, bodies, ages and talents will enhance our experience. Our practice explores how the body can serve as a tool for bringing important stories to life, and invites you to join us in the realm of the once-thought-impossible. Dress for movement and play.
Although this is a FREE workshop, registration is strongly advised.
Part of the 2018 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater
Carlos Alexis Cruz is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Pelú Theatre project, a physical theatre company mainly interested in researching the convergence between Contemporary Circus Arts and Theatre as performance vocabulary, particularly in the exploration of themes related to the Latino immigrant experience in the United States.
The company is currently invested in the Pícaro project, a physical theatre take on the journey of a central American immigrant set to tour in the Summer of 2018 and for which Cruz was awarded the Princess Grace Foundation 2017 Works in Progress Award for the development of Pícaro with the support of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC.
Other awards include the 2011 Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Fellowship Award, and the 2014 Arts and Science Councils McColl award for the development of new, socially-engaged work. With the latter he developed a community powered contemporary circus company, the Nouveau Sud project, from and about the city of Charlotte and the evolving concept of what is often referred to as the New South. The Nouveau Sud project had its debut production in April 2016, was awarded a best of Charlotte Acrobatics and Dance distinction, and is an ongoing initiative with a new show coming up in the summer.
Cruz holds an MFA in Physical Theatre (2007) from the DellArte International School of Physical Theatre, trained Circus Arts and Chinese Acrobatics under the tutelage of Master Coach Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Center, and currently serve as the Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Joe Goode Annex (at Project Artaud) (View)
401 Alabama St (near 17th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|