THIRTY YEARS OF THE WORKCENTER: A RETROSPECTIVE
During Thirty Years of the Workcenter: a Retrospective, Mr. Richards will guide the public on a journey through the different phases of the performance research developed at the Workcenter. Over the course of its 30 year history, the Workcenter has documented many of its performance works at critical points in their development. In this Retrospective – that interweaves analysis, the screening of film fragments, and discussion – the public will encounter the Workcenter praxis from its inception in the earliest years, dedicated to Art as vehicle, through a period of extreme opening in which the relationship between Art as vehicle and theatre was actively tested. The event will carry us to the Workcenter’s contemporary performance opuses, which embody the research’s ongoing inquiries, not only in relation to the deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, but also to widening the ways in which the essential aspects of the research can come in contact with individuals, cultures, and societies.
(11 March 2017)