The Marathon Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016

Glausnitzer-Smith, Dagmar I. [Artist], Kiais, Francesco [Artist], PASHIAS [Artist], Zierle, Alexandra [Artist] and Carter, Paul (2016) The Marathon Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016. In: The Marathon Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016; 09 - 18 Sep 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Unpublished)


Concept & Methodology: 
Often used as a metaphor for strenuous efforts and concentration, the 'marathon' aims at reaching a 'finish line'. But a 'marathon' runner learns to distribute energy on the way, making of every step a 'goal' and of every path a 'purpose'.

 This experiential workshop offers participants a unique and intense input/collaboration with five internationally established artists, in order to experience an array of methodologies and processes of performance art, whilst being actively encouraged to delve into their own new and unchartered territory. By inviting each participant to discover a personal journey, the 'marathon' offers a route into five stages of diverse artistic and pedagogical approaches in order to generate a common territory to meet, share and give space for risk taking, whilst shifting the parameters of creation. On Saturday 17th of September, the journey of each participant will be transformed into a new 'starting line' by leading into a final event of live performances open to the public and organized specifically according to their resulting work. Before the workshop week, a special event hosted by Sensorium Space, on Friday 9th of September, featuring live performances by the workshop facilitators, will allow both participants and the public to experience the artists’ working practice and give an insight into their own 'marathon' route of performance.

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