26 March 2024

Artspace Aotearoa Seeks Expressions of Interest for an In Focus with Jimmy Robert

Wednesday 17 April, 10am-2pm

In partnership with Elam School of Fine Arts we are hosting a one day In Focus with Goethe-Institut visiting artist Jimmy Robert. This session will explore the methods of and some exercises from the Theatre of the Oppressed. The Theatre of the Oppressed was developed by Augusto Boal in the 1970s and was deeply influenced by the work of educator and theorist Paulo Freire and his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Boal's techniques activate theatre as a means of promoting social and political change. Rooted in leftist politics, the Theatre of the Oppressed brings the audience into the work to explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living.

To express your interest please send a brief biography and statement on your work and motivation to participate in written, video, or audio form by 5 April to eva@artspace.org.nz

Space is limited to 12 participants, 8 participants from Elam School of Fine Art, 4 participants from the wider public. This session requires an expression of interest, there are no drop ins.