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Global Performance Studio


Education + Exchange | Process + Performance

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Global Performance Studio


Education + Exchange | Process + Performance

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Third Rail PRojects

GLOBAL PERFORMANCE STUDIO

A Program for Cultural Listening & Exchange

The Global Performance Studio is an international program of Third Rail Projects that is dedicated to creating work through collaboration, developing new site-specific and experiential performances, and speaking and engaging with communities around the world. GPS cultivates opportunities for Third Rail and local artists to become leaders of diplomacy through shared practice, dialogue, and community building–all within a framework of cultural listening and peer-to-peer artist exchange. The premiere project of the Global Performance Studio is Libraría, a multi-media, iterative film/visual art/performance that pops up around the world.


GPS Documentary

As Time Goes By

Saint Petersburg, Russia (2016)

I think that’s what’s particularly unique and powerful about the way that Third Rail Projects works, is that it’s a true collaboration... you’re coming up with these ideas together, and so it’s a true cross-cultural exchange. – Susan Katz, CEC Artslink


Responsive

cultural listening & shared practice

The Global Performance Studio is an international platform for Third Rail Projects and a nexus of collaborators, presenters, festivals, and supporters that fosters larger circuits of globally-minded, artist-led site-specific and immersive performance activity. Regional artists devise projects together under the direction of Tom Pearson and Third Rail artists and present them to local communities in multiple cities around the world.

Mission

GPS’s mission is to respond to the participating artists, the site, and the context of the time in which they meet, conducting workshops that share Third Rail's processes and practices used in the creation of their award-winning site-specific and experiential works. Local and regional participants are asked to bring their own methodologies and points of inquiry to enter into collaborative dialogue. Out of these workshops, cohorts conceive, develop, and present original experiences, with opportunities for extended performances and/or adaptations to new sites.


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Connection

Working with Artists Around the World:
GPS as a Creative Model

For Presenters, Curators, and Festivals:

For more information about Third Rail Projects' availability for international offerings and programs, including: educational and creative residencies, site-specific and immersive work, festival engagements and community building, cultural exchange, Libraría, and more – send us an inquiry and start a conversation. GPS is excited by short form (1-3 weeks) or long form (1-3 months) engagements, designing new work with new communities in new sites, partnering with existing programs, or creating new ones. The Global Performance Studio is a responsive model and is continually growing and shaping around current world-wide interests in public art work, site-specific and immersive forms. GPS welcomes the opportunity to intersect with presenting partners, government agencies, and funding organizations in multiple areas, and its focus is on growing a forum for art to lead the way, to speak artist-to-artist, and to nurture broader collaborative communities, all within a framework of cultural listening and peer-to-peer exchange.


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COLLABORATION

WHO WE ARE

Artistic Team & International Collaborators

The Global Performance Studio is led by Tom Pearson, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects. Tom and members of Third Rail Projects' artistic team and company – along with international collaborators and organizations – work together to produce projects around the world. To see our full lust of collaborators, supporters, and participants, scroll down to visit individual project pages and learn more about our partners around the world.

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International Projects


Global Collaborations, Workshops, and Presentations

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International Projects


Global Collaborations, Workshops, and Presentations