Cristina Negucioiu participated in the “Archa International Summer School on Theatre in Social Context”, an intensive 2 weeks programme that explores the methods and techniques of documentary theatre and theatre creation in social context in general. There were workshops on the Viewpoints method and textual sources of documentary theatre, music and sound design, video and multimedia, objects as story source, light design, and movement on stage. Creative groups worked on a short performance which was presented at Archa Theatre. Internationally acclaimed artists assisted this process and gave lectures to help participants develop practical skills and to use effective methods of cooperation during the creation of contemporary theatre. The aim of the project was to interconnect related learning systems and build a creative network of artists with a similar approach to contemporary theatre.
The two weeks spent at Archa were very inspiring to me, as a young artist. I learnt new ways of creation processes, I got in touch with internationally renowned professionals in the performance art field, I acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills. I managed to create a performative installation together with other 3 participants (1 from Czech Republic, 1 from The Netherlands, 1 from Iran), fact that I am really proud of because my main goal was to learn how to think more conceptually and to create installation work. I am looking forward to applying in my artistic practice what I learnt during this mobility.