In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities, Queer Performance Pedagogy and Feedback (IPOP)
In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities, Queer Performance Pedagogy and Feedback (IPOP) is an educational, artistic research platform exploring how educational institutions can better foster queer artists and practices. Although queer bodies and experiences have garnered much attention lately, there is a dearth of pedagogical practices designed for the specific needs and worldviews of LGBTQ+ students.
- What do LGBTQ+ artists need to fully realize their artistic visions?
- How can queer practices be supported by and respond to educational institutions?
- What lessons for educational best practices can be drawn from LGBTQ+ histories and theories?
- What can the unique histories of queer performance teach us about making art today?
Setting out to explore these questions IPOP will gather students, teachers, and alumni of the Academy for Theater and Dance who self-identify as working with queer themes, practices, and theories. Divided into three tracks, IPOP will include research assemblies, practical workshops, and feedback sessions. During research assemblies participant’s will explore different queer philosophies and lineages with an aim of developing personal theoretical underpinnings to support their artistic work. Throughout the year IPOP will invite guest artists to share their methodologies in practical workshops. Finally, a cohort of queer makers will meet monthly to share and feedback each other’s artistic practice. While the focus will be on supporting the individual artists, the feedback session will also serve to develop best practices, techniques and theories for what the art of (queer) feedback could look like.
From these various explorations and studies, IPOP will host a symposium to share the findings of the first year and engage with the larger queer performance scene in Amsterdam and Europe more broadly. This conference will gather a number of guest artists and academics as well as presentations by members of the IPOP community. To foster an open, non-hierarchical approach to queer research, the form of presentations within the symposium will be varied and open and will include lectures, workshops, performances, and other structures as proposed by the presenters.
QUEER PERFORMANCE PEDAGOGY AND FEEDBACK
11 OCTOBER | 18.00 - 19.30
Main Hall - Jodenbreestraat 3
25 OCTOBER, 8 NOVEMBER, 13 DECEMBER
19.00 - 21.00 | Room 701 - Jodenbreestraat 3
29 NOVEMBER | 19.00 - 21.00
20 NOVEMBER - TAKA TAKA
WHAT DOES NOT KILL YOU MAKES YOU SOFTER
Taka Taka will present a character construction workshop with tools that they have developed from their camp – dragtivist practice.
18 DECEMBER - IRA BRAND
STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROL,
PERFORMATIVE EXPLORATIONS OF POWER AND CONTROL
Playing at the edge, exploring practices and frameworks for working with control and losing it as a performative gesture, investigating queer understandings of power, looseness, and submission
To sign up for the feedback sessions or practical workshops please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IPOP is convened by Eli Steffen and Szymon Adamczak, alums of DAS Theatre with the assistance of creative producer Rick Busscher. Visual identity: Studio Pieter Jan Boterhoek. I-POP is kindly supported by DAS Research and Diversity & Inclusion Platform of the ATD Amsterdam.