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Facilitator: Joshua Pether and WeiZen Ho
Length: 4 hours, including lunch (10am until 2pm)
Location: Andy McNeill Room. Access and location details are available under Venues in Event Information.
Capacity: 30 people

Inclusive Theatre Workshop for Deaf/disabled artists produced by Beyond The Social Model: Last Avant Garde Research Project.

‘Transmission’ is a collaborative practice between WeiZen Ho and Joshua Pether and looks to the body as a method of transmitting information from historical events through entities that carry both human and non-human forms. It is also a way in which both artists can connect deeply with their own cultural heritage be that either real or imagined.

Over the course of four hours, participants in this workshop will be invited to take part in this process and asked to consider their own relationship to culture and ways in which they understand and interpret their own cultural history /background and essentially their identity. Using elements of ritual and movement exercises, participants will engage their own body to tell the story of their history through voice, text, sound and movement. Participants are encouraged to ‘listen’ intently to their own body and use this information to act authentically within the process. Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for movement.

This workshop is part of a national research project investigating disability arts practice in Australia. We won’t be there with clipboards though! We participate in the workshop as well. All participants receive an $150 honorarium for attending, and lunch.

We will be filming and taking still pictures of the workshop and so we will be supplying a Consent Form for this process and seeing your agreement. You do not have to agree to be filmed to be welcome at the workshop.

Last Avant Garde Research Project Beyond The Social Model; Disability Arts In Australia (also known as The Last Avant Garde) is a ground-breaking research project between Melbourne University and Arts Access Victoria. It involves a collaborative research team of 12 disabled and non-disabled researchers and performers, who are mapping where performing artists with disability are in Australia, and what we want. The research aims to place Deaf/disabled artists’ work central to Australian cultural life; investigate funding, sustainability and levels of Deaf/disabled self-determination; showing how contemporary Australian disability performance enhances art-making socially and economically.

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Meeting Place 2018

24 - 26 September

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870