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Urban Performing Arts

15 Urban Performing Arts - Rita Kuan

The main objective is to give the participants tools to understand the different aspects of artistic creation and scenic art in public spaces. Urban Performing Arts is a mostly practical course for which attendance is required each day, in order to realize a final live and direct street performance.

The course has two branches:

  1. Propaedeutics: Comediants inventors of a new language: daily sessions of 1 1/2 hours. Analysis of the scenic arts used from Comediants in their urban and outdoor shows and of urban artistic forms developed by others artists and contemporary companies. We will analyze the value of the artistic utilization of the public space, as agora, as a space of contact, coexistence, integration; the structure of some collective acts in open-air, meetings, mass manifestation that recently are appearing all over the world and their relationship with the festive drama, the use of  plasticity elements, music, scenography, song, rituals, as elements of social cohesion, sharing and collective participation.
  2. Process of creation of an urban Performance: The ages of life. Daily sessions of 2 ½ hours of collective physical work with a final performance to present in an urban space. 

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