Please join us for our insightful and empowering Winter School. The online workshop (1 till 5 March 2021) aims to train artists, students and other professionals and is designed by performance maker Simone Aughterlony.
Applications are open! https://tinyurl.com/WestWinterSchool2021 or visit our website: www.westdenhaag.nl
In order to keep the discussions and experiences substantive and immersive, this Winter School is limited to 25 participants. There is per participant a fee of € 75,- The program will be held online and in English. If covid measures allow us, we will gather in the auditorium at West in The Hague. To apply, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before 16 February 2021 with a 100-word motivation. If successful, you will receive a confirmation within the week.
The core of this Winter School is a thematic series of workshops designed by performance maker Simone Aughterlony. Aughterlony is a daring and engaging creator whose work merges social commitment and theory through physical engagement with objects and spaces. Participants will practice with Aughterlony in workshop sessions and then guided to apply insights gained from these to their own practices. The theme of deep sustainability running through the performance workshops will be informed and invigorated in four special encounters with specialists from philosophy, computer science, bioengineering and climate activism each of whom will present and discuss their approaches from their specialised points of view, exploring how the arts can bring these disparate insights together. The discussions will moderated with a view towards helping synthesize the specialist insights through the daily performance exercises.