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ReClaim March/Open Salon: Ritual Performance of Identity and the Human Body

Center for Performing Arts
Event organized by Center for Performing Arts

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This event is the culminating presentation of the workshop, “Exercises for Rebel Artists.” García-López will present concepts from his upcoming book, “A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society,” co-written with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, and the workshop participants will present a human installation that explores the iconography of funeral and/or rebirth as an exercise in identity reinvention. The installation of collective altars, with the human body as the medium, will explore memory, gender, ethnicity, migration, and politics. The ritual installation is also a call for audiences to recapture their own identities as a site for creativity, activism, imagination and compassion. Join us for this unique, unrepeatable, ritual performance.

Immediately following the presentation, audience members gather in small groups, led by Dispute Resolution Center of MN facilitators, to unpack their experiences of the event together.

Light refreshments. Free admission. Free parking available across the street in the Lake Country School lot.

Saúl García-López is a performance artist, radical performance director, pedagogue, PhD candidate in Performance, and Co-Artistic Director of La Pocha Nostra. For more info on García-López, visit cfpampls.com

The ReClaim series supports artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. With a focus on artists that reckon with social justice on a human scale, the post-presentation discussions are facilitated by skilled leaders in the creation of art and the seeking of justice.