OPEN CALL FOR PHYSICAL THEATRE AND MOTION WORKSHOP WITH ARMANDO ROTONDI
AND GUY BAR-AMOTZ
Prague Biennale invites performing artists to participate in a major training workshop project in Prague. The project will be presented as part of the Re-connect Art 2023 – International Performance and Multimedia Art Festival in Public Space, focused on the theme Virtual Body of Society.
Participants in the workshop will work with installation artist Guy Bar-Amotz and theatre director Armando Rotondi to create a short physical theatre performance piece that will be presented to the public as part of the official festival programme. Live acting comes into an imaginative fusion with mech-animated talking robot masks and forms a living sculpture in a contemporary adaptation of Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R. (1920) that invented the term “robot.”
The project will take the form of an intensive 6-day workshop from 12 to 19th July, with public sharing on 20th July.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2nd July 2023.
About Prague Biennale
Re-connect Art International Performance and Multimedia Art Festival: Virtual Body of Society will take place from 13 to 30 July 2023 in public spaces mainly in the centre of Prague (capital of the Czech Republic). In three consecutively launched programme blocks, it will present approximately ten live performances, a section of video installations, and an international showcase of video art works that will be presented on screens and LED panels placed in busy public places: squares and relaxation zones, libraries, cafés, arcades, shopping, cultural and community centres, railway stations, hospital waiting rooms, etc. The hybrid form of the festival combines the presentation of artworks in public spaces with the possibility of online, remote participation. This format was created in response to the conditions created by the global pandemic crisis, and our vision for the future is to continue to develop and adapt contemporary technologies for the arts.