rethinking why performance matters through the matter of performance
Performing Idea

Creative Spaces: Ong Keng Sen

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With Tellervo Kalleinen as respondent

2nd-4th October


Ong Keng Sen led a workshop on documentary performance evoked by Gertrude Stein's Wars I Have Seen. Keng Sen is interested in charting the cultural diversity of the UK and mainland Europe through memories, histories and narratives of migration. The workshop explored the experiences of those who left their homelands to avoid wars or out of a necessity to find new lives – experiences that perhaps are only interrogated several generations later.

This workshop was conceived for artists and researchers working on or in performance with an interest in theatre aesthetics, narrative, memory and cross cultural exchange.