WORKSHOP: AFRO-DIASPORIC BODY
Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Belgrade Dance Institute
Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43
In the Afro-Diasporic Body workshop, we will awaken perception and empowerment of our bodies through the rhythm of Afro-Brazilian percussion and movement. Starting from our own bodily experiences, we will initiate a circle of reflection on racism, discrimination, and conflicts that are part of the integration of women of African origin in the diaspora.
Barbara Lusi Carvalho is a dancer, actress, and theater and dance teacher. She has been working in Frankfurt am Main since 2010 and is a member of the Antagon TheaterAKTion collective. She previously studied theater education at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in choreography and performance in Giessen. Since 2017, she has been the artistic director of the International Women’s Theater Festival.
As part of the festival program, you can also watch Barbara’s play Corpus Mundi (Antagon theaterAkTion, Germany – Barbara Lusi Carvalho, Brazil/Germany) on Thursday, June 22nd, at the Duško Radović Small Theater, starting at 8:00 PM.
Corpus Mundi tells the journey from Brazil to Europe through the lens of a woman from a specific Latin American culture, exploring the process of decolonizing her own body and mind. Admission is free with mandatory registration.
Workshop: Intersections: Theater and Human Rights
Jadranka Anđelić (Serbia)
Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM UK Parobrod (Kapetan Mišina 6a)
Friday, June 23rd, 2023 / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM UK Parobrod (Kapetan Mišina 6a)
How do reality and human rights intersect in a creative way through theater? Tolerance, collaboration, trust, and equality are integral parts of both theater work and human rights, which are realized in relation to others. The performing situation often stimulates an understanding of the causes behind certain events. We will engage in theater techniques (viewpoints), group exercises, and role play of life situations, offering ways to use theater in addressing human rights topics. We will seek answers to questions such as: How do theatrical techniques develop relationships among people, respect for diversity, and the desire to get to know others? How can theater transform disagreement into dialogue, refusal into collaboration, and fear of social change into a creative act?
Workshop: Working on Solo Performance – From Autobiographical Material to a Universal Story
Karolina Spaić (Netherlands and Serbia)
Thursday, June 22, 2023 / 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM UK Parobrod (Kapetan Mišina 6a)
Friday, June 23, 2023 / 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM UK Parobrod (Kapetan Mišina 6a)
In this workshop, Karolina Spaić analyzes the process of creating a solo performance based on the performer’s autobiographical material, which simultaneously becomes universal in order to communicate with the audience. The workshop provides answers to questions such as: Where to begin, what steps to take, and what awaits the performer-creator in this working process and personal journey? Karolina will guide you through various stages of the creative process and give you insight into how to start working on a solo performance.
There is a possibility for the works to be showcased at the ExploreZ Festival in May 2024.
Participation in the workshops is free, with mandatory registration by email at email@example.com
UK Parobrod, Dorćol Platz, Silosi, Belgrade Dance Institute, Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD), Košutnjak, In front of the entrance to the Pioneer City Recreational Center, Students’ Park, Belgrade Cultural Center (KCB), KROKODIL Center, Duško Radović Small Theater.
The project is funded by the European Union (EU Delegation in Belgrade).
The project is also supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade, and the City of Belgrade – Secretariat for Culture.
Activities of DAH Theater in 2023 are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.