• October 23, 2016
  • 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (unless otherwise noted)
    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Workshops in Area 5
    Conversations at Desai | Matta Gallery
Add to Calendar 10/23/2016 11:00 am 10/23/2016 3:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Workshop with Sean San José Sean San José, a Workshop and Conversation: Dancing With the So Called Dead Performance Art Festival at CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies (unless otherwise noted)
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Workshops in Area 5
Conversations at Desai | Matta Gallery
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Ticket Prices:

Workshop with Guillermo Gomez Peña: $100
All other workshops: $15 each
Keynote Speaker and Conversations with the Artists: Free (Please register.)

FULL FESTIVAL PASS: $140.00

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11:00-12:00PM Conversation with the Artist | 12:30-2:30PM Workshop
Living With Ghosts in Your Barrio
This workshop will be an intensive, compressed chapter of work Sean San José teaches and has developed within the group Campo Santo. This workshop will be employing some of these techniques used in generating ideas for creating new performance works. Though rooted in performance tools, we will be engaging in a lot of in-workshop writing and immediate responding and creation. The theme of the work will focus on the world around you- starting from the personal and working our way to the living world outside. We will contemplate our neighborhoods and the histories of these places, from the architectural to the cultural, the demographic to the geographic. Where do our ghosts live in our barrios, our cities, our memories, our lives? How do we listen to them? We will explore ways to respond and generate material from those ghosts that come with us from our mother country, our mothers, our mother’s mothers, and in our living and unearthed memories.

Sean San José is a Director, Writer, Performer and Co-Founder of Campo Santo, a new performances company for people of color.  For 15 years he was the Program Director of Performance at Intersection, producing theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances. He co-created Alma Delfina Group-Teatro Contra el SIDA and Pieces of the Quilt, a collection of 50+ short plays on AIDS. Currently: Nogales, with Richard Montoya and Joan Osato, opening the Magic Theatre’s season in October.


The MFA degree in Theatre–Performance Making is jointly offered by California Institute of Integral Studies (SF) and the University of Chichester (UK). Our core faculty is comprised of internationally recognized performance makers and scholars working across a wide variety of contemporary forms. We support emerging and professional artist/scholars who want to develop their work and artistic identity in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017.

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