Join Kaimera at the ARTogether Center for an intergenerational community gathering and story sharing workshop centering experiences of displacement.*
This workshop is part of The Spaces in Between, a production by Kaimera which invites audiences to embark on an immersive sound journey through the personal stories of those forced to leave their home, shifting the conversation around displacement away from statistics and generalizations to center lived experiences. The conversations that take place during our October workshops will inform the final production.
Participants must be 14 years or older. There are two individual workshops available in October, and participants will sign up for the date they prefer.
* For this project, we are using a broad definition of displacement to include persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes. This could be as for a number of causes, including conflict, violence, human rights violations, but also environmental harm and gentrification.
Simón Adinia Hanukai is a theater maker, director, educator, and Artistic Director of Kaimera. Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, he spent the early years of his career in Oakland, California, where he was a founding member of headRush Crew and the Co-Artistic Director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Highlights include sharing the stage with Desmond Tutu, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Neil Young, Alfre Woodard and Martin Sheen.
Since leaving the Bay Area, Simón has created work and taught throughout the U.S., Middle East, Europe and India. His directing credits include JUPITER (a play about power) (La MaMa E.T.C., NY), SPACES: Oakland (Oakland City Hall), DATAPRINT Multimedia Installation & Performance (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA & Cubbon Park Metro Station, Bangalore, India), SPACES: Saint-Denis (Market Hall and Cathedral of Saint-Denis), The Shared Prince (Cabaret Sauvage, Paris), Rest Upon The Wind (Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NY), The Golden Drum Year (University Settlement, NY), Les Alibis (Junevents Festival, Atelier De Paris – Carolyn Carlson, France), Decline & Fall or; A Guide to How the End Begins for Those Too Big To Fail (Tricklock Performance Lab, New Mexico), The Fall (Flamboyán, NY), Flying Ace and The Storm of the Century (Odin Teatret, Denmark), One Heart for Two (Winkel & Balktick, NY), Phaedra’s Cabaret (Flux Industries, NY).
Simón is an honored recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship from Columbia University and the Emerging Artists Fellowship from New York Theatre Workshop. Artist Residencies include: NACL Deep Space Residency; Odin Theater, Denmark; E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Artist Residency; Catwalk Art Residency; Sally and Don Lucas Arts Program at the Montalvo Arts Center; CHIMÈRES Interdisciplinary Residency, Ministry of Culture, France.
Simón is a Theatre Professor at Sciences Po Paris. He holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice and an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University.
Kaimera [kai-mee-rah] uses live performance to bring audiences together in dialogue and examine some of the hardest questions our global society faces. Learn more about their work here.
ARTogether Center abides by the COVID-19 safety regulations set by the city of Oakland. At this time, we are not requiring masks indoors, although masks and COVID-19 tests will be available on site. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend this event for the health and safety of others.
ARTogether Center is located on the ground level and there are two entrance doors accessible from the sidewalk. There are two accessible bathrooms on the ground level of the building, each with a single stall and an accessible stall. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your needs.