Where Dance Meets Street: Masterclass with Gary Shochat
- Thu 17 Jun 2021
- 14:00 - 16:00
- Online: Via Zoom
Dance Ireland and Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) present Where Dance meets Street, a cross sector gathering taking place on 17 June in association with the SpringMoves Dance Festival.
We invite dance, street and circus artists to take part in workshops and conversations that explore the practice, creation and presentation of work in outdoor spaces and the democratic nature of Street Arts, with a particular focus on opportunities for outdoor creation in the reopened sector.
Masterclass with Gary Shochat, Kamchatka Theatre
2 – 4pm
Join Gary Shochat of world renowned street arts company Kamchatka for a special, once off, two hour masterclass in all things street arts creation.
Kamchatka, who specialise in ensemble work, bring non-verbal, public, group storytelling to and with a wide variety of audiences all over the world.
Gary will take us through the journey of Kamchatka, drawing on the work of many street art pioneers who have interrogated public space as a place for artistic creation for decades.
We will look at key techniques for occupying public space, as well as methods to develop audience interaction and participation.
This masterclass will be part talk part action, so come with an open mind, an open heart and be ready to experiment!
Gary Shochat is an American-Israeli currently residing in Barcelona.
A film school graduate, he worked as a screenwriter and video games designer both in Israel and in the USA for many years before arriving in Barcelona in 2001 and starting to train as a comedian and clown, following which he became a member of The Fools Militia, a clown troupe directed by Jango Edwards.
He is a founding member of the Kamchàtka street theater company who’s trilogy about human migration has been performed over 450 times in more than 30 countries around the globe to considerable critical acclaim.
He is also a founding member of the NCNC-Film collective with whom he has been creating site specific community based street theatre projects since 2009, blending elements of cinema, street theatre and community work.
His current work also includes a close collaboration with the Catalan street theatre company Fadunito, with whom he co-created the show ’75 up’ and in which he performs, as well as conducting numerous workshops, seminars and presentations on theater in public space and territory based artistic projects in various institutions around the world, both alone and as a member of Kamchàtka company.