Santa Fe Art Institute is proud to present La Pocha Nostra as our first Equal Justice Residents! Join La Pocha for a 5 Day Performance Art Workshop hosted at SFAI from August 27-31, and for a Jam Session Open to the Public at SFAI on August 31 from 7-9PM.
LA POCHA NOSTRA 5-DAY PERFORMANCE ART INTENSIVE | AUGUST 27-31 | APPLY HERE
After the extreme success of our first ever workshop in Santa Fe last year, (Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Saul Garcia Lopez, and Balitronica Gómez, et al.), La Pocha Nostra is proud to announce that we will be hosting a second summer workshop intensive in magical Santa Fe, New Mexico! This live art laboratory is open to experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students from all over the world.
The summer school involves 5 total days immersed in performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. This amazing cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational laboratory will host up to 24 participants. The “Pocha Workshop” is internationally recognized as an amazing and rigorous artistic and anthropological experiment in which carefully selected artists from several countries and every imaginable artistic, ethnic, multi-cultural, and gender persuasion begin to negotiate common ground. Performance becomes the connective tissue and lingua franca for our temporary community of rebel artists.
We are expecting participants spanning 4 generations and coming from several different countries. Please send in your application ASAP to ensure your participation! Apply for the workshop here. We consider our workshops to be La Pocha’s most important pedagogical and political adventures of the year. Aviéntense locos y locas! Please join us! Read more about the workshop here. For questions, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
JAM SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | AUGUST 31 7-9PM | SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE | FREE ADMISSION RSVP REQUIRED
Join us for a free “Open Pedagogical Session” featuring artists from a five-day intensive workshop lead by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and members of the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra (Balitronica Gomez and Saul Garcia-Lopez). This open session will have a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. This final event will involve experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students. RSVP to attend the Jam Session below.
THE GILA COLLECTIVE WATER RIGHTS RESIDENCY PREVIEW EXHIBIT | FRIDAY AUGUST 11, 6-8PM | AT SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE
The Gila Collective’s work explores New Mexico’s wild Gila River through an immersive multi-sensory environment, addressing its history and personification, and as an expression of memory. LEARN MORE HERE.