"Fear and the Unknown"
Keywords: fear, stress, anxiety, panic, paranoia, self-sabotage
Through discussions (based on readings, life experience, self-examination) and practical application (movement research, performance, choreography making, drawing, creative writing, photography, video…) you will be introduced to the topic of fear, stress, anxiety and paranoia. We will explore a variety of questions, such as: What are people most afraid of? What are our common fears? Why fear arises and how it can be combatted? What are the causes and cures of fear and anxiety? What is panic? Why the globalized world has become paralyzed by fear? How have we arrived in an age of fear? How fear became an integral aspect of our political discourses, security apparatuses, social and cultural narratives? How fear contributes to the constructions of our personal identity and our relationship with the others? What role does fear and threat play in contemporary societies?
during the classes, activities will involve
Performance, dance, acting, puppet theater, narrating and composing through structured-improvisation and movement; discussions, screenings and readings from texts by writers, theorists, artists; movement research ; developing scores for solo and group choreographies; creative writing in different form (poetry, manifest, comics, diary...) making exercises and creative tasks in different medium (drawing, paining, collage, video, photo, installation art, multimedia art...), searching through storytelling, personal narratives, historical material, archives and divers audiovisual resources.
final public showing
Following the last class, participants will present their works in the frame of a series of outdoor totally free of charge public space showings (performances, exhibitions, ceremonies, rituals...).