Program

We propose a very broad understanding of the stage practice, one that integrates ways of doing other areas of creation and that is enriched through the interaction with other practices. For this reason we are interested in having participants from different areas of creation (visual arts, architecture, performing arts) and research (humanities, philologies, philosophy), so that the own ways of doing and assumptions of each area of ​​knowledge are challenged, put into question and enriched through dialogue with other areas.

The program is situated in the confluence between theory and practice. These are not conceived as opposed domains, but as dimensions or modalities of the same research continuum. We do not find it interesting to draw a clear border, but to develop a wide range of activities that cannot be ascribed to only one of the two concepts, but are traversed by both, to a greater or lesser extent. It is not two opposite areas, but two territories that intersect and nourish each other.

Dialogues

The program is conceived as a constant dialogue between the participants, including invited professors, as well as artists and mentors who accompany projects during the master's degree. It is understood not as a program in which certain knowledge is transmitted, but as a context, a place where a community of reflection is generated in a multi-directional way. The formats for this are varied, and range from regulated formats (reading groups, discussion, debate sessions and collective mentoring), as well as non-regulated formats (co-existence, residencies, informal talks).

Collaborations

Faced with the idea of ​​knowledge transmission, the MPECV is organized around the joint production of knowledge and experience and problem-solving activities. These moments of shared experience, in which the participants dedicate themselves to living and exploring an area of ​​research, are produced through meetings, which are organized in various ways: in large discussion groups, in personal meetings such as mentoring and in smaller groups in a series of experimental formats. Respecting the moments of solitude necessary to carry out an art research project, in the program we try to create meetings that facilitate the exchange between the participants, and the enrichment of their research idea, as well as a reflection on the own practices. The projects that are developed throughout the course can be developed individually or collectively; but in any case they will have been produced in collaboration with the rest of the participants of the program, in a continuous exchange of opinions and experiences.

Self-organization

The people participating in the MPECV have the opportunity to change roles often. Participants not only receive information, but through different formats, they also propose content, organize part of the program and make certain decisions. Their roles within the MPECV can be, depending on their interests, those of collaborators, mentors, coordinators and, even, teachers. In collaboration with the people who have worked in the MPECV we have developed over the years a series of formats that facilitate the autonomy of the participants and their changing position within this space, such as cooperative classrooms, and mentoring. These formats are not based on what the participants would need to know, but on what they already know, their wishes and the shared responsibility of all. This self-organization extends to the contents of the program. We are interested in preserving the participants' autonomy in the organization of their work with the rest of their colleagues. Although the offer is common for everyone, each person decides the type of involvement in each of the activities and everyone integrates them in their own way to shape their personal trajectory within the program. The program facilitates a number of rehearsal hours given by "Espacio escénico DT" for the development of projects.

Activities of the participants 

The MPECV offers a collaborative and largely self-organized environment. The activities that the participants develop throughout the program are:

  • Develop a research-creation process, either individually or in collaboration
  • Communicate that process and create methodologies to make it shareable and relatable with other areas.
  • Actively participate in group sessions, thus enriching and contributing contents and reflections.
  • Accompany the research processes of colleagues, contribute to their development and reflection on them.
  • Assume responsibility in the generation of a collective research environment
  • Actively contribute to think jointly about issues of practical organization of the research environment of the MPECV

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