Call for Participants!
Unicorn Research Labs: “Stillness Is the Move” Workshop
Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
18-19 April, 2015
Consider the paradoxical nature of the unicorn as a queer symbol. On the one hand, the unicorn is mythical – it does not exist – but on the other it is also a magical being, and serves as a powerful symbol of queerness. Can there be the possibility of some magical excess emerging from invisibility and erasure in queer performance – something not previously known or knowable? Can absence itself be thought of as a queer kind of presence and appropriated as a queer performance strategy?
Unicorn Research Labs are a series of workshops focused around the issue of queer presence in performance. Is presence a question of technique? How can we approach this question from a queer perspective? How can we challenge what it means to be present, problematizing the dichotomy between presence and absence? There will be three in total, each dealing with some relation to absence not as a lack, but as part of a spectrum of possible ways of be(com)ing.
“Stillness Is the Move,” the second workshop in this series will explore stillness in relation to movement. The workshop will happen on 18-19 April, from 10am to 2pm at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. They are open to anyone, whether or not they identify as queer. Participants may sign up for one or both mornings. Please bring comfortable clothes for moving around in. The language used will be English.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or if you have any questions.
What: Unicorn Research Labs: “Stillness Is the Move” Workshop
Where: Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki
When: 18-19 April (10am – 2pm)