KamchÀtka - The workshop
The Kamchàtka street theatre company has been experimenting and investigating art in public space, the social codes of communication and the theme of immigration for several years.
After having performed in more than 15 countries with its homonymous show and now with its 2010 creation ‘Habitaculum’, the company has been able to re# ne a unique language and an inimitable method of collective work, without losing its interest in true research.
They decided to create ‘Migrar’ with the intention of sharing their experience and confronting new realities, giving theatrical technique back its most profound role: communication in the service of individual and collective growth.
“Migrar” is more than a workshop, it is a journey that the Kamchàtka company o" ers all those who wish to discover the city which they have arrived in, or which they have never left, with a new viewpoint, free of prejudice, with a child’s curiosity, dealing with the theme of immigration.
“Migrar” is a collective experience where theatre is conceived as a social ritual meant for discovering and reinventing oneself, of reencountering ones own story, similar to the dynamics in our ever-changing society.
“Migrar” o" ers an opportunity of working with a collective, sharing living experiences and feeling as an immigrant through games.
“Migrar” o" ers three or four days of immersion and exchange between the company members and the participants, with the objective of exploring reality around us with all its complexity, cruelty and beauty, through theatrical techniques, games and well-known codes.
“Migrar” starts as an individual experience that turns into a collective one and which reaches its decisive end with an outing on the streets.
Prior knowledge of street theatre is not required; instead, keenness for wanting to interact with a group and for letting your self be carried away towards new ways of communication is su% cient. The theatrical techniques are used for creating both a distinctive language and group unity that allow the collective to rediscover every day life realities and to put forward di" erent tools, which contribute to a broader re$ exion over our society.