Eleonora Fabiao will work on actions that she has been conducting on the streets of several urban centers since 2008. She will also discuss the concepts that energize her work —such as her performative program as well as psychophysical, aesthetic and political experimentation and transvaluation—, and will invite the members of the audience to imagine performative actions that may help create the cities where they would like to live. This meeting at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación is an invitation for a joint reflection on performance and the creation of modes of living and acting nowadays.
Type of activity: Conversation with the audience.
Free admission. No registration required.
Performance: artistic strategies and political imagination
May 22nd y 23rd - 17 to 21 hs.
May 24th - 10 to 14 hs.
This workshop offers the possibility to explore the art of performance. For this purpose, archives will be analyzed, concepts will be discussed, and psychophysical exercises will be conducted. Five questions will be asked as a starting point for psychophysical, aesthetic and political experimentation: what should be added to the world nowadays? What actions? What relationship modes? What objective and subjective economies? What actions are generated by the city where we want to live?
Eleonora Fabião was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. She currently resides both in New York and Rio de Janeiro.
She is both a performer and a theorist of performance. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She is a professor at the Postgraduate Program of Performing Arts and at the Theater Direction Course of the School of Communication at the Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro. As a teacher, she has worked at the Performance Studies Department of New York University, the Theater Department of the Freie Universität in Berlin, the Norwegian Theatre Academy, the Department of the Arts of Movement of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) in Buenos Aires, the DOCH of the Stockholm University of the Arts, at the SP Escola de Teatro and the MoMA in New York.
Her performances are held in streets, exhibits and workshops in Brazil and abroad, in countries such as Colombia, Peru, Argentina, United States, Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, Portugal and the UAE. In 2011 she received the Funarte Artes na Rua Award and in 2014, with the support of the Programa Rumos Itaú Cultural she developed “Projeto Mundano”, which later resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES.
Série Precários: toco tudo. Eleonora Fabião. Rio de Janeiro, 2012.
Centro da Cidade. Foto: Felipe Ribeiro
Coproduction: Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA).