Cette activité se déroule en anglais.
Imaginary Machines is a workshop on social imaginaries for professional and non-professional audiences.
In the frame of her three-year-long artistic research on social imaginaries, the performance maker and researcher Danae Theodoridou invites participants in a workshop that aims to challenge our capacity to imagine our social coexistence and the ideas that underlie our expectations in relation to it. Through a series of performative tasks that involve thinking, speaking, writing and making, the workshop attempts to shift established modes of thinking and explore processes that might be able to contribute to the emergence of social and political alternatives.
Danae Theodoridou is a performance maker and researcher based in Brussels. She studied literature and linguistics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and acting in the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She completed her practice-led PhD at Roehampton University in London. The last three years her artistic work focuses on the notion of social imaginaries. In this frame, she created One Small Step for a Man: Hello, Goodbye (2015), Earth in 100 Years (2016) and Something Dreamy (2016). In 2017 she continues this research with the support of the Flemish community. At the same time, Danae teaches in various university departments and art conservatoires of theatre and dance in Europe, curates practice-led research projects and publishes her research work internationally. She has been the co-creator of Dramaturgy at Work (2013-2016) and the co-author of The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance (Valiz, 2017).