Dystopian Realities & Performance Rituals


We are living in dystopian realities. No longer the work of speculative fiction (aka fantasy and science fiction) — our contemporary realities are essentially dystopian works of fiction. Octavia Butler’s Parables, have in many ways materialized. In these times, we are called to bring our magic and tools to the table. To reimagine ways to nurture our connections with one another and our connections with the world around us. To fight for something different, alongside visioning and creating that different world. Celebrating the everyday of our dystopian realities as source material, in this workshop we will play with objects and our bodies to explore performance rituals. And to ask, as performers, wtf do we do at the end of the world?

This workshop is a part of research currently underway at G.A.S. Station residency with ZU-UK for a new project by lee williams boudakian, entitled “The Return.”


What We Will Explore:

  • Our Relationships to Ritual
  • Ritual and offerings as moments of exchange
  • Building performances around rituals and offerings


Thursday March 29, 2018 (1pm-4:30pm)


G.A.S. Station, 1 Hamilton Rd, London E15 3AE

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