Saul Garcia Lopez

Saul Garcia Lopez

Biography: 

Saul Garcia-Lopez is a performance artist, radical director and a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies. As a scholar and artist he explores the pedagogical intersections of acting and performance theory and practice, indigenous strategies of performance, ethnicity, gender, post-coloniality, indigeneity and chicano and border art. His artistic work is body, text and multidisciplinary based and aims to dislocate/challenge assumptions of cultural representations by embodying simultaneous and contradictory identities and actions. As part of his professional development, Garcia-Lopez trained as a contemporary dancer and actor, and as a psychologist at the National University in Mexico. He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Directing at VCA, Melbourne University, Australia, and a Drama and Film Honors Degree at WITS University, South Africa. He has presented his work in Australia, UK, West Europe, South Africa and the Americas. He is co-editor of the Almanac of Live Art, board member of the Toronto Free Gallery, teacher at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, and Core Member of La Pocha Nostra.