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La Pocha Nostra + Guillermo Gómez-Peña

ALL RISE is pleased to partner with 4Culture, Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, Cornish College of the Arts, and The Neddy at Cornish to bring activist and artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña to the Cascade neighborhood for a one-day intensive workshop. ALL RISE has reserved spots in this free workshop for members of the Cascade community. Message us or email for an application form- Due March 30!


A one-day intensive workshop on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism.
Facilitated by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Michele Ceballos-Michot

Cornish College of the Arts

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m



This intensive workshop led by Pocha Nostra members Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Michele Ceballos-Michot is an amazing artistic and anthropological experiment in which selected artists from every imaginable artistic, ethnic and sub-cultural background begin to negotiate common ground. Performance becomes the connective tissue and lingua franca for our temporary community of rebel artists. In this cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational intensive, participants are exposed to the 'Pocha Method', an eclectic combination of exercises borrowed from multiple traditions including performance art, experimental theater and dance, the Suzuki method, ritual shamanism, performance games and live jam sessions. Parallel to this hands-on process, the group will analyze the creative process, the issues addressed by the work, its aesthetic currency, cultural impact and political pertinence.

Who should apply?

Performance artists, experimental actors, experimental actors/dancers, visual artist, musicians, video artists, theorists, and students interested in the topics addressed by La Pocha Nostra. All ages encouraged to apply. Applicants must have some performance experience, and must be familiar with La Pocha Nostra's work. Participants must be comfortable with group work and collaboration. The workshop is extremely fun but also physically and intellectually rigorous.