›Slow Transitions‹ is a workshop facilitated by Natal Igor Dobkin exploring how slowness can be rebellious. Taking this temporality as a methodology for change, the workshop will explore ›mythically‹ linear movements and how they can be radical when they are in slow motion, such as with gender transition, aging, immigration, and the slow process of committing to relationships.

The workshop length is 4 hour with a break.

No need for any special performative background but you are more then welcome to bring materials or anything that intrigues you under the title of ›Slow Transitions‹

This event takes place in the context of  ›Somabog‹—an immersive performance format by Coven Berlin.

Language: English

This is a registration only event. Please reserve your spot at hello@covenberlin.com

Natal Igor Dobkin, based both in Berlin and Tel Aviv, is a performance artist, a teacher, and an adjunct professor in the department of gender studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, for which he/they had been noted an outstanding lecturer. He/They teach a performance-art course at the Pre-Academic Art School ›The Garage‹, for students facing mental health challenges. Dobkin regularly facilitates an independant workshop in Tel Aviv that deals with the performer’s identity in gender and sexual contexts, and in the stage world. Dobkin holds a M.A in Gender Studies from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, and a B.A in Theatre Directing and Pedagogy from Seminar Hakibutzim College, Tel Aviv.  

Access note:
The venue is barrier-free but the gender-neutral toilets are not. The space is such that there are big windows that open to a large public outdoor area, so the indoor spaces are well ventilated. Chairs with backs are available and speakers will be given microphones. 

Please come with a negative Corona test result (or vaccination or COVID recovery). When indoors, everyone needs to wear a mask. When moving around outside, you also need a mask, unless you are seated with appropriate distance from others. 

If you have needs that we can help accommodate to ensure your participation in these events, such as childcare, translation or pick-up from public transportation, please send us an email to: hello@covenberlin.com.

Kunstpunkt is close to the U-Bahn Station Naturkundemuseum, S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof and the stops of the tram M12, M5, M6, M8, M10.

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