Artist Workshop: Street Arts and Creation in Non-Conventional Venues

January 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)

Performing Arts Workshop: Street Arts and Creation in Non-Conventional Venues

The street we deserve!
By Jordi Duran & Anna Giribet (Spain)

Saturday 14 January 2017 at 10:00 am
Duration: 4 hours (1h30m theory + 2h30m of practice)

The street arts hide distinctive features that make them highly necessary today, important assets for the construction of contemporary citizenship. Among the most notable are its ability to connect with spectators beyond specific cultural contexts, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation or abilities; the possibility of learning and interacting with the exhibition space and assimilating and introducing as a protagonist the geography – human, urban, political or social – of each place; or the fact that they exist to understand the spectator as a proactive part in each representation.

The current street arts are also an inclusive disciplinary umbrella. They are an exciting artistic field where exchange, flexibility and fusion are key words, a space of creation in continuous movement, not suitable for dichotomous or static mentalities.

This workshop is aimed at professionals of the performing arts interested in creating in the public space and in non-conventional venues. It is a theoretical and practical approach that aims to provoke, move, oxygenate from the study and critical commentary of current concepts, actions and global references.

Jordi Duran i Roldos (1974) holds a BA in Catalan Philology by the University of Girona, a BA in Hispanic Philology by the University of Girona, and a MA in Inclusive Education by the University of Lleida. He also studied Drama (Directing and Dramaturgy) at the ‘Institut del Teatre’ of Barcelona (ESAD). He is working in the field of performing arts since 2003, as creator, producer, professor and programmer. Nowadays he is the Artistic Director of FiraTàrrega Festival ( and the co-director of the MA in Street Arts Creation organized by the University of Lleida and FiraTàrrega. He is also collaborating with UIC University (Barcelona) and the University of Girona as professor of Performing Arts Management and Performing Arts in Public Space. He codirects with Anna Giribet since 2008 the theatre company Dimitri Ialta.