performance Hart


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Public Act proudly presents a socially engaged Art practice…

“Performance hART – Strengthening Community through Performance Art.“

Open to all community members, multi-disciplinary artists, activists and rebels who are drawn to the non-permanent and site-specific nature of performance art.In this course we will use ‘radical-tenderness’ performance pedagogy (mostly based on the work of Guillermo Gomez-Pena) mixed with applied and physical theatre exercises to experiment with each others artistic, political, social and spiritual behaviours to create performance imagery and persona.

The creative process is suitable for absolute beginners, but also open to Multi-disciplinary artists who want to integrate performance art into their artistic and professional life.

The 20hr course format will be 6 x 2.5 hr sessions in which we slowly build our skills and trust within the group using both partner exercises and group work, and also a 1 x 5 hour intensive for creation of performance imagery, some of which will be photographed for your performance portfolios.

7 wk Course Cost: $220 ($200 EB’s available up to 2 wks prior to start date)

6 x Tue Evenings 22 OCT - 26 NOV 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

1 x Sat Intensive - 7 DEC, 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Brunswick Picture House,

30 Fingal St. Brunswick Heads NSW 2483.

Lismore venue TBC

Please contact Frauke today on 0497 535 031

No previous performance experience is necessary for this project.

proudly presented by Public Act Theatre

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Our facilitator, Frauke Huhn has had first hand experience in the ‘radical-tenderness’ performance pedagogy of Gomez-Peña. Frauke travelled to LA in January 2018 to attended an intensive training with Gomez-Peña, Balitronica Gomez and Saul Garcia Lopez of La Pocha Nostra, and then again attended the Byron Bay La Pocha Nostra Intensive, that Public Act hosted back in October 2018. Frauke was also part of the Live Site Specific Performance working with Balitronica Gomez at The Byron Theatre last year.

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Frauke Huhn - Director of Education & Development

Frauke Huhn has trained and worked in Theatre, Science and Social Education for over 20 years. She has been involved with productions, projects, training and coaching for various institutions in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She has lectured in Theatrepedagogy and Applied Theatre at The Institute for Economic and Social Sciences and worked as a Communications Trainer at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in Germany, which is her Alma Mater.

Frauke has also studied at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and holds two M.As in Science and Education.She is a certified Applied Theatre Teacher (Theatrepedagogy BuT) and accredited Secondary Teacher (Boostes).

After she moved to Australia she became the founder of CICADE, Centre for Innovative Coaching and Applied Drama Education and the Director of Education for Public Act -Theatre for All, Byron Bay.

She loves to investigate and create mind, body and soul experiences and facilitate artistic expression through movement, physical and cerebral theatre and radical performance.

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“Theatre is the fire that makes the pressure cooker explode, and release the angels and devils dwelling inside it. “
— Augusto Boal