La Pocha Nostra’s Live Art Laboratory

La Calera, Oaxaca, Mexico
August 19th-September 3rd, 2012

This summer’s workshop will be led by troupe members Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dani d’Emilia (Brasil), Erica Mott (USA), Saul Garcia Lopez (Canada) and Emma Tramposch of La Pocha Nostra and involves 12-day intensive sessionson performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. We will also place particular emphasis in the relationship between the human body and architecture by having multiple sites to play with. At the end of the workshop we will have an epic jam session open to the local arts community in one of the aforementioned sites. This amazing cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational laboratory will host up to24 participants.

The ‘Pocha workshop’ is internationally recognized as an amazing artistic and anthropological experiment in which carefully selected artists from several countries and every imaginable artistic, ethnic sub-cultural background and gender persuasion, begin to negotiate common ground. Performance becomes the connective tissue and lingua franca for our temporary community of rebel artists.