26 | 29 OCTOBER 2013, VAXJO , SWEDEN.
THIRD WORKSHOP CONDUCTED BY MR. BRYAN REYNOLDS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF TRANSVERSAL THEATRE FROM AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Link to the Railroad Performance Programme
Link to the text of Railroad for EurPol
Link to a document on Jewish Dutch History
Link to the EURPOL Vaxjo workshop report
On the first day, there was an open workshop where the participants learned more about Transversal Theatre unique approach to theatre.
The main focus for the whole workshop was the co-creation of the performance Railroad. The performance theme was the Holocaust.
The performance was held at Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, October 29 (Thuesday). 19.00.
Generated from the social, cognitive, and performance theories, aesthetics, and critical methodologies of transversal poetics, transversal acting emerged ten years ago during the Transversal Theater Company’s rehearsals of its productions and has continued to develop through subsequent productions and the ongoing Transversal Acting Workshop. Our approach begins from the premise that vulnerabilities, surrenders, and slippages can be more productive than control, domination, and regulation. Moreover, we posit that events, rather than narratives or histories, most profoundly define experience, however incomprehensible they might appear without ready contextualization or explanation. For transversal acting, always interconnected, it is moments of engagement with environments that most significantly affect and mobilize the actor, and not the other way around. Keenly aware and responsive, the actor achieves performance agency through the in-between, transversal spacetimes of actions, interfaces, articulations, and departures. The actor willfully frees herself of control so that unpredictability can occur and she can learn to navigate the limits and thresholds of consciousnesses, subjectivities, and circumstances. It is here that eventualizations – events with affective duration – and momentous discoveries are powerfully realized. The Transversal Acting Workshop works to develop the awareness and skills that make such experiences not only possible, but also manifestable at the will of the actor