Transcultural poetry and performance workshop with Mamta Sagar and Nia Davies


Date – Thu 18 May 2017

Time – 10.00 am

Duration – 2 hours

Cost – Free

Disabled access? – Yes

Venue – New Adelphi Building, Studio Theatre, University of Salford, University of Salford, University Road, Salford M5 4WT

This poetry performance workshop with Indian poet Mamta Sagar and Nia Davies explores at poetry as a tool of expression and transformation across cultures and languages. Participants will be encouraged to explode their notions of poetry and text by using visual and performance arts as well as experimental ‘translation’ and ‘transcreation’ possibilities.

Suitable for all, whatever your experience or background. Activities will include creative research, exploring multilingualism, performance practice, visualizing words and metaphors drawing, doodling, audio and video work.

The workshop will culminate in a performance and installation to be presented, at the performance venue. The workshop will be followed by a group reading/performance designed and produced at the workshop.

Mamta Sagar is a Kannada poet, playwright and translator from India teaching creative writing to the film, visual arts,design and literature students in Bangalore. Nia Davies is a poet and editor of Poetry Wales. She is doing practice based research in poetry and performance at Salford University.

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