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Join the School of Disobedience Classes and Fight Club (Online and Budapest, Hungary)

School of Disobedience

School of Disobedience Registration

“School of Disobedience” is a nomadic, experimental and non-formal performance art school and fight club at the same time, based on questioning, criticizing, protesting, resisting and defying. Composed of thematic classes, the program introduces the concepts of oppression, domination, exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness and violence from a critical feminist perspective. The school is free of charge and open for all women, independent of age, nationality, professional or educational background. Following the last class, participants present their works in the frame of outdoor public space showings.

defy norms, undermine tropes, express criticism of structural and ideological concerns

The Spring Trimester 2021 is composed of 3 online and 6 live classes.
​It is not compulsory to follow all classes, participants can register independently for each of them.

online classes

CLASS 1: “Performance Art: An introduction”
20 February:  10-13h
The Zoom link will be sent you by email following your registration.

CLASS 2: “Performance Art: An introduction”
27 February:  10-13h
The Zoom link will be sent you by email following your registration.

CLASS 3: “Performance Art: An introduction”
6 March:  10-13h
The Zoom link will be sent you by email following your registration.

live classes

CLASS 4-5: “Who is the boss?”
20 March:  14-20h
21 March:  10-15h
+ Final outdoor showings (optional)

CLASS 6-7: “UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA”
27 March: 14-20h
28 March:  10-15h
+ Final outdoor showings (optional)

​CLASS 8-9: “The Sacred Ritual”​
22 May:  14-20:00h
23 May:  10-15:00h
+ Final outdoor showings (optional)

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.

class description

At the beginning of each class, through joint analysis of historic and contemporary examples, students will approach different discourses connected to the topic. Building on these discussions as well as on selected readings, creative exercises and tasks, students will be guided to explore various approaches and elaborate thematic performances, texts, images and objects. With embracing multiple media, students will be invited to challenge artistic conventions and traditional canons, propose new forms, aesthetics, alternative, experimental solutions in order to defy norms, undermine tropes, express criticism of structural and ideological concerns. 

methodology

“Art-based unlearning”, and more broadly, art education conceived as a critical practice, is a cross-disciplinary approach using artistic skills, processes and experiences as tools to take an active part in the social and political discourse on women’s empowerment and rights, and to enhance their emancipation by the means of education and art. The goal of “art-based unlearning” is to create immersive learning experiences via readings, discussions, creative exercises in various artistic forms (visual arts, performing arts, creative writing…), so as to make women gain new insights and perspectives, develop critical thinking and confidence. During the classes, participants have the opportunity to experiment in a safe, judgement-free zone where they can express themselves most honestly while receiving the support, knowledge and tools to grow confidence and strengthen their personal performance persona.

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…).

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