Within the context of the hybrid conference TEH90 “Open Up: Performing Cultures in Contested Paces”, NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] presents the workshop An-Othering: An interactive workshop in Performance and Photography by Ellada Evangelou and Despo Pasia (Registrations required) on Thursday 10 December 2020, 15:00-19:00, at Theatro Polis OPAP, Nicosia. This workshop aims to bring together photographic representations of non-Cypriots in Cyprus during British colonisation (1878 – 1960) and performative practices.
Starting from the photographic archival material we will explore ‘othering’ through exercises which will aim to make the body performative and open imagination to story-telling. Stream of consciousness writing, collaborative dramaturgy and image theatre (from Theatre of the Oppressed) will be used along the visual material. By navigating between the characters in the photographs, the characters we create and ourselves and by working between the past and the present we will generate an-other narrative on ‘othering’. Apart from the performative and textual outcomes the workshop will also generate new visual and audio material that will draw connections between participants, text and archival photographs.
We will work in small groups each consisting of three local participants and two participants from the Trans Europe Halles network working remotely from their respective locations in Europe. All material generated during and after the workshop will be hosted on an electronic platform.