23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Venue: Arts One, room 1.28 and Harold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday 23 May 2018
13:30 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:30 Welcome words
14:30 - 16:00 Talks and discussion:
The Theatrical World of Joan Brossa by John London
Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of the Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London.
La commedia dell’arte in Brossa's scenic work by David George
Emeritus Professor of Hispanic Studies at Swansea University, expert in Catalan and Spanish theatre of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and contemporary Catalan theatre and performance.
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Reading of Brossa's work, by Prof. John London
17:00 - 19:00 Workshop: Dancing with Brossa with Emily Mast, Visual and performance artist (USA)
19:00 - 19:30 Break
19:30 - 20:00 Performance Interpretations of Brossa works, by Jonathan Allen, visual artist and writer (UK)
Thursday 24 May 2018
11:00 - 12:15 Talk and discussion:
Poetry of Action and Transformism by Héctor Mellinas
Associate Lecturer at the University of Barcelona in Contemporary Theatre; actor, singer and director of the theatre company La Bombeta
12:15 - 12:45 Poetry reading with Dr Noèlia Diaz-Vicedo (lecturer and poet), and Carme Calduch (Catalan language instructor at Queen Mary University of London).
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 - 15:00 Talk and discussion:
Gesture and Stage on Paper by Marc Audí
Lecturer at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (France), especialist on experimental poetry and visual poetry.
15:00 - 16:30 Workshop: Brossa's Musical Actions, by Jordi Oriol (actor, writer and director) and Carles Pedragosa (pianist, composer and music producer).
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 19:00 Workshop: Striptease, by Adrià Aubert (Stage director, playwright and violinist) and Laura Pau (actress) from the theatre company Els Pirates
19:00 - 19:30 Wine and conclusions
19:30 - 20:00 Actions and Post-Theatre: A Performance of Joan Brossa’s Theatre