On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut London the international working group ‘Dramatic Episodes’ will meet from 03. – 05.04. for a three-day exchange in HELLERAU – the European Centre for Arts in Dresden. The participants are theatre and festival directors from nine countries and four continents (Europe, South America, Asia, Africa) who are engaged with the theatre’s role within a rapidly changing world regarding critical issues such as migration, social cohesion, climate change, sustainability and resource conservation. The ‘Dramatic Episodes’ group is adressing questions of how the theatre and festivals protect the freedom of the arts and spaces, how they facilitate encounters and empathy, how they can reach target groups which previously haven’t been part of their core public, and how they can act as agents of civil society.
Within the framework of the Parkour 2020 participants from the ‘Dramatic Episodes’ group and from the independent performing arts scene in Saxony will discuss the topic ‘regional productions, international perspectives’.
Participants of “Dramatic Episodes”:
Antonio Araujo, São Paulo International Theatre Festival;
Daniel Andersson, Dansehallerne Copenhagen;
Satu Herrala, Helsinki;
Annemie Vanackere, HAU, Berlin;
Kee Hong Low, West Kowloon, Hong Kong;
Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland, Blackbox Theatre, Oslo;
Ragnheidur Skulladottir, Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad;
Ismail Mahomed, Market Theatre, Johannesburg;
Delia Barker, Roundhouse, London;
Kris Nelson, LIFT, London;
Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Goethe-Institut London;
Katrin Sohns, Goethe-Institut, London;
Carena Schlewitt, HELLERAU, Dresden