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October 27, 2019 12:00–2:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Lounge
Special Topics

The Creative Process

Taught by Craig Quintero

About the Workshop

Interested in the intersections of acting, dance, singing, art, and music? Come join Craig Quintero, the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s Riverbed Theatre, for this two-hour workshop that introduces the creative process he uses in staging his unique form of image-based theatre. The workshop will include exercises focused on sound, objects, space, and movement as well as elements drawn from Viewpoints and Japanese butoh. This workshop is open to Duke students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the Durham community. This is a great opportunity to explore a different creative process and to meet other local artists. NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

This workshop is part of a creative project being developed by Professor Torry Bend (Chair of Theater Studies) and Craig Quintero (Humanities Unbounded Fellow) that will culminate in a performance about coal mining in Taiwan and North Carolina at the Reynolds Theatre April 18-20, 2020. The performance will explore both the largely unseen labor of the miners as well as the long-term environmental impact of mining/coal ash on local communities. This performance is being developed in response to the recent efforts by Trump to renew the fossil fuel industry despite global warming and the short-term and long-term dangers.

About the Instructor

As the Artistic Director of the Taipei-based Riverbed Theatre Company, Craig Quintero has written and directed over fifty original image-based performances, including productions at Korea’s Asia Culture Center (Gwangju), Taiwan’s National Experimental Theatre (Taipei), Theatre Mouffetard (Paris), Alte Teuerwache (Mannheim), Fritz (Stuttgart), Theatre Le Funambule (Avignon), Theatre de la Condition des Soies (Avignon), the Esplanade Studio Theatre (Singapore), Telus Theatre (Vancouver), Tiny Alice (Tokyo), KAVC (Kobe), and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center (New York). He is also a sculptor and installation artist whose work has been shown at the Asian Biennial, Venice Biennale, Kobe Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei MOCA, and the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. Craig received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Grinnell College.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge:
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About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).