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Feb 24

Digital Coffee Talk 7: Meaning making in storytelling and performance

February 24, 2023 - 13:00 - 14:30 WET

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Theatre, at its core, is communication with one quintessential goal- to stir the captive audience with a wet splash of motionless movement, sift the topsoil of their hearts, and finally plant in the moist furrows of their minds, a seed of undeniable transformation and inviolate change.

In this Digital Coffee Talk, we will explore the constraints and freedoms of curating performances and devising theatre that generates a new meaning and topicality. As this is a joint process between the audience and performers, how does one plan or strategise for a specific outcome involving the former, an unknown element till showtime? Are there universal thresholds of meaning that a theatrical performer can access cutting across cultural barriers and if so, are there rules for adapting a performance, both responsively and responsibly, as customised for both local actors and audience? We will explore these questions by contextualizing the theatrical process as a Bohmian dialogue between performer, story and the audience and see if this language throws up new ways of looking at performative impact. We will start off by using examples from JÁ’s repertoire and theatrical history to dig through and highlight aspects of and potential solutions to these questions.

The event will be hosted by JÀ International Theatre and delivered by Suresh Nampuri, play writer, director, actor, producer and a founder of JÀ International Theatre in Lisbon, Portugal.

When: 24.2.2023 at 13.00-14.30 CET

Where: Online, Zoom meeting

To whom: Open for everyone

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February 24, 2023
13:00 - 14:30 WET
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