Open Performance Academy (OPA)

Open Performance Academy (OPA) is a research programme for young and established artist whose  work engages, intersects with, discusses, draws upon, or is indebted to performance art. OPA organises lectures, workshops and try-out sessions, aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and the production of knowledges and provides artists with an opportunity to receive feedback on their work.  OPA is an offshoot of Performance Art NL, founded by performance artist Ronald Bal and university based researcher and lecturer Nathanja van den Heuvel.

Events:

 This early spring 2018 OPA starts with a first series of meetings dedicated to an exchange of thoughts, ideas and practices. The first series take place on Thursdays between 7:30 pm and 11 pm. The dates are: February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29 and April 5.

The Open Performance Academy is open for everyone interested in the event.

Programme

February 15         Introduction and presentation of 4 projects, including feedback sessions

March 1                 Collective reading and discussion of key text about performance art.

March 15              Presentation of 4 projects, including feedback sessions

March 29              Collective reading about audience engagement

April 5                     Opening for the general public with presentations

Collective reading

The readings will be circulated prior to the meetings.

Application presenters

Interested in presenting your performance project during OPA’s spring programme and receiving feedback on your work, please send an email before January 31 to:  call-pa.nl@hotmail.com

Include: A short description of your work (max 250 words), technical requirements and your date of preference:  February 15 or March 15.

Application all others  

Interested in taking part in OPA spring programme, without presentation, please send an email before January 31 to:  call-pa.nl@hotmail.com Please state which dates you plan to join.

The readings will be circulated prior to the meetings.

Public presentation: On April 5 the artist that have presented their work will be given the opportunity to share their work with the larger audience at Wolfart Projectspace Rotterdam.

 

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