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Performance and Ephemeral Sustainabilities in Public Space

The group brings together researchers committed to exploring new realities in theatre, performance and media arts, focusing on the primary physical investment of performance artists in embodied cultural practices and interventions – practices that stretch from theatre, dance, radio, sound and multimedia/digital projects to work in urban or outdoor nature environments.

5 danceability São Paulo, Brazil_Joy Lab Project. Photo Gil Grossin
Our projects are social choreographies and activisms in the era of uncertainty, an urgently perceived climate crisis, and new challenges in the face of the socio-political, cultural and economic fall out from virological pandemics.

Our work

Our projects are social choreographies and activisms in the era of uncertainty, an urgently perceived climate crisis, and new challenges in the face of the socio-political, cultural and economic fall out from virological pandemics. Our work

This crisis comes with challenges but also offers many more opportunities as well. It is time for us to value human experiences and not run after products or objects alone. As experiential and time-based, performance is the art form for the 21st century, capable of capturing the pulse of the society, re-connecting human and not-human lives or organisms. We need to reflect on what is important in our environments, reassess our priorities, nurture the mind-body connection and become a wholesome individual in a commons. As we may be temporarily restricted in our mobility, we need to pay special attention to access the wisdom from our traditions and inherited knowledge systems just as much we access the skills, techniques, knowledge and information from contemporary practices across the globe.

Our motto is to advance a symbiosis of traditional Physical Wisdom, Performance Innovation and Technology, and Communal Practices.