Body of Knowledge - WorkshopOrganised by: The Theatre Practice
Performed by: Samara Hersch (Australia)
Are there questions you would like to ask someone older than you, anonymously?
Are there things that you wish adults and young people would talk about?
Are there areas of your education that you feel dissatisfied with?
In times when young people around the world visibly claim their place in public debate and act as social change makers, this project is inspired by the belief that teenagers hold unique perspectives on life and society. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE shifts hierarchical social conventions as we seek to empower teenagers to voice their own questions and to take charge of their conversations with adults.
In this 2-day workshop, teenage participants will engage in creative exercises that open up a space of exchange and reflection about the body and body politics. Questioning prevalent forms of knowledge about the body (vs. embodied knowledge), we will address issues such as boundaries, intimacy, shame, consent, violence, pleasure and pain, ageing and death...
This workshop was developed during the process of making the theatre production BODY OF KNOWLEDGE, a conversation piece created by a group of teenagers and a team of artists, initiated and directed by theatre maker Samara Hersch.
We are looking for a group of 10 to 12 volunteers (aged 13-19 years old) to be part of a workshop BODY OF KNOWLEDGE by theatre maker Samara Hersch (Australia).
BODY OF KNOWLEDGE is a workshop that rethinks the possibility of intergenerational conversation and creates a safe space for important questions to be asked and for dialogue to begin.
This workshop will be conducted in English and only 10-12 volunteers will be selected.
Limited vacancies; Volunteers must commit to attend both days of the workshop.
Application deadline: 12 March 2020; Successful applicants will be informed by 14 March 2020 via call/email.