An event that takes place throughout the festival, Laboratoire de la pensée (’The Thought Lab’) invites the adventurous to broaden their knowledge of performing arts. An ally to your experience of the shows, the Lab offers debates and a creative approach to writing which favours critical thinking. Led by guests, specialised in the field of performing arts, and set in three parts – Balises, Atelier d’écriture and Watch & Talk – the Lab aims to provide a two-way link between the festival’s artistic programme and festivalgoers by organising entertaining and spontaneous meetings.
The guests Alix Eynaudi (fr/at) and Amilcar Packer (br)
The guests act in several places: leading Balises, assisting with Atelier d’écriture and meeting up with artists-in-residence in Watch & Talk. The point of their presence lies in the shared theoretical input with regards to the artistic proposals presented at the festival. In relation to the subjects of their own research and areas of expertise, guests enhance the perception of various works and initiate and fuel discussions revolving around the shows. This year, the far° is delighted to welcome Alix Eynaudi and Amilcar Packer.
Alix Eynaudi is a dancer and choreographer. Trained at the Paris Opera, she danced with several ballet companies before joining P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels. She then joined Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas, where she worked for 7 years. Alix Eynaudi has created some twenty works under her own name since 2005. She is currently developing her Noa & Snow project, a social, choreographic experiment that combines performance with writing and public participation. At far°, Alix Eynaudi presented: Monique (2015) and Exit (2017).
Amilcar Packer is a São Paulo-based artist, philosopher and curator. He is currently completing a PhD at the Social Justice Institute of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (CA). Through processes that seek to displace, subvert and re-contextualise, his artistic work expresses itself in interventions focused on daily objects, the urban space and the body. His works sometimes include participatory aspects such as walks or meals. Packer’s practice also takes the shape of collaborative writing, translation and publications.