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Theatrical Poetry: Actions, Dance and Striptease. Two days celebrating the work of Joan Brossa at Arts One, Queen Mary University

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Time 12:00
Date 24/05/18
Price Free

A two day event of talks, performances and workshops, celebrating the theatre and performance art of Catalan poet, playwright, graphic designer and visual artist, Joan Bossa.

Dates and Times: Wed, 23 May 2018, 12:00 – Thu, 24 May 2018, 21:00.

Over two days audiences will, for the first time, have the opportunity to find out more about the theatre and performance art of Joan Brossa (1919-1998).

Known internationally as an avant-garde artist who collaborated with Miró and Tàpies, Brossa also wrote many plays, musical actions, dance pieces and striptease scenarios.

So join La Seca Espai Brossa and the Centre for Catalan Studies at Arts One for talks, workshops and performances with experts, directors and performers from around the world.

Participants include: Emily Mast (USA), Jonathan Allen (UK), Hari Marini (Greece), and (from Catalonia, Spain), Laura Pau, Adrià Aubert, Jordi Oriol and Carles Pedragosa.

Wednesday 23 May
Session 1

13:30 - 14:00: Registration, Arts One Gallery
14:00 - 14:30: Welcome, Room 1.28
14:30 - 16:00: Talks and discussion, Room 1.28
The Theatrical World of Joan Brossa by John London (UK)
La commedia dell’arte in Brossa's Scenic Work by David George (UK)
16:00 - 16:30: Coffee Break, Arts One Gallery

Session 2
16:30 - 17:00: Reading of Brossa's work, by John London (UK), Room 1.28
17:00 - 18:00: Dancing with Brossa with Emily Mast (USA), Hitchcock Cinema
18:00 - 19:00: Workshop with Emily Mast

(For those who wish to view or take part), Rehearsal Room 1
19:00 - 19:30: Break: drinks

Session 3
19:30 - 20:00: Performance, Harold Pinter Studio
Interpretations of Brossa works by Jonathan Allen (UK)

Thursday 24 May
Session 1

11:00 - 12:15: Talk and discussion, Room 1.28
The Theatre of Joan Brossa in Performance by Héctor Mellinas (Catalonia)
12:15 - 12:45: Poetry reading with Noèlia Diaz-Vicedo and Carme Calduch
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch break, Arts One Gallery
13:45 - 15:00: Talk and discussion, Room 1.28
Gesture and Stage on Paper by Marc Audí (France)

Session 2
15:00 - 16:30: Workshop
(For those who wish to view or take part), Rehearsal Room 2
Brossa's Musical Actions by Jordi Oriol and Carles Pedragosa (Catalonia)
16:30 - 17:00: Coffee break, Arts One Gallery
17:00 - 19:00: Workshop & Performance
(For those who wish to view or take part), Rehearsal Room 1
Striptease by Adrià Aubert and Laura Pau from the theatre company Els Pirates (Catalonia)

Session 3
19:00 - 19:30: Wine and reception
19:30 - 20:30: Performance, Harold Pinter Studio
Actions and Post-Theatre of Joan Brossa by PartSuspended, directed by Hari Marini (UK and Greece)