Potentials of the Independent Performing Arts


The Saxon Academy of Arts and HELLERAU present the initiative “TWO for Dresden”, a program to strengthen the independent performing arts. Based on this initiative, the focus is on the role of the independent scene in today’s urban society, its working methods and the strengthening of production structures. This is also linked to the significance of the independent performing arts in the next double budget 2019/20 of the state capital Dresden. Actors* of the independent scene from Dresden and other cities will report on their experiences, strategies and exemplary cultural-political results.

In two discussion rounds you will experience the following discussion partners* (selection):

Janina Benduski, Chairwoman of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, Berlin
Holger Bergmann, Managing Director of Fonds Darstellende Künste, Berlin
Helge-Björn Meyer, Managing Director of the State Office of Performing Arts Saxony e.V.
Annekatrin Klepsch, Cultural Mayor of the State Capital Dresden
Haiko Pfost, Artistic Director Impulse Theater Festival Düsseldorf, Cologne and Mülheim an der Ruhr
Katja Erfurth, choreographer, Dresden
Irina Pauls, choreographer, Leipzig

Moderation: Andreas Berger, MDR Saxony

We are looking forward to your visit and invite you to join us for a discussion!