I. DOGMA WORKSHOPS (2006/2007)
Inside the official timeline of the project, 8 workshops were held, starting in October 2006 and ending in October 2007. All the workshops were developed in a half practical/half theoretical model, where “Dogma 2005” rules, statements and obstructions were explained to the participants, who were then invited to create their own projects in the fields of visual and performing arts, design, architecture, art theory and critic, writing, digital arts, mixed media, etc. From those workshops, 11 participants out of 55 went through to the next phase of the project. List of workshops:
#1. ESAD/October-November 2006
Intensive master class for drama students at Superior School of Arts & Design, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
#2. Transforma AC/November 2006
One week workshop/seminar included in the broader “Documentation Project” about the trilogy “Vou A Tua Casa“, during the Festival A8 LAB, organized by Transforma AC, in Torres Vedras, Portugal. With a group of people with no artistic experience.
#3. NEC/February 2007
One week workshop with a group of dancers/performers, at Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, organized by the Nucleus for Choreographic Experimentation, in Porto, Portugal.
#4. Centro em Movimento/July 2007
One week workshop with a group of performers, visual artists and one architect, at the training center Centro em Movimento (included in the training program “FC Verão”), in Lisbon, Portugal.
#5. Dance Kiosk/August 2007
Two days short workshop/master class with a group of dance/theatre performers. During the Dance Kiosk Festival, at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany.
#6. Censura Prévia/September 2007
One week workshop for a group of theatre performers and writers. Produced by the cultural association Censura Prévia AC, at ESPAÇO, in Braga, Portugal.
#7. Tanzfabrik/October 2007
Three days workshop/master class for a group of advanced dance students. Included in the Festival Fabrikationen, produced by Tanzfabrik, in Berlin, Germany.
#8. Ninho de Víboras/October 2007
One week workshop for a group of performers and thinkers, produced by the cultural association Ninho de Víboras, at Ponto de Encontro, Cacilhas (Almada, Portugal).
Since the conclusion of the “The Spectator’s Opportunity” project (2010), numerous workshops and master classes about “Dogma 2005” have still been developed, mostly in the context of academic institutions: Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands), Faculdade de Belas-Artes (Lisbon, Portugal), Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon, Portugal), Teatro Académico Gil Vicente (Coimbra, Portugal), Faculdade de Letras (Coimbra, Portugal) and Faculdade de Arquitectura (Guimarães, Portugal).