Guillermo Gómez-Peña

In Performance: La Pocha Nostra’s Live Art Laboratory (Tucson, AZ, USA)

La Pocha Nostra’s Live Art Laboratory will be held in Tucson, Arizona from January 31 through February 11, 2013. Gómez-Peña and the members of La Pocha Nostra will host their legendary winter performance workshop which is considered La Pocha’s most important pedagogic endeavor of the year. The project is being co-produced with Michele Ceballos Michot and long-time Pocha Nostra colleague Natalie Brewster Nguyen and held at Cirque Roots, a circus collective run arts space in downtown Tucson. STRAIGHT  FROM LA POCHA NOSTRA: About the Pocha workshop: This winter workshop will be led by troupe members Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Michele Ceballos Michot, Roberto Sifuentes and Erica Mott of La Pocha Nostra and involves 9-day intensive sessions on performanceart with a focus on the human body as a site ...

13 questions we ask ourselves – Guillermo Gómez-Peña

“13 Questions We Ask Ourselves” – from Guillermo Gómez-Peña – La Pocha Nostra (LA, USA) “1. What is our new place, our role as performance artists in this new century? 2. What are future formats for performance art? 3. What do words like radical, transgressive, rebellious ;, and oppositional mean after 9/11? 4. Where are the new borders that we must cross? 5. What are the new reasons for sitting at the table together, so to speak, in a time where all progressive political projects seem to be bankrupt? 6. What binds our otherwise extremely diverse ethnic identities, aesthetics and community concerns? The search for ‘radical’ tolerance and for a new way of presenting and distributing important ideas? Or the need to find a new spirituality emerging ou...