Performing Arts In and Around Europe: Festi-glokal. (Dorte Lena Eilers (Theater der Zeit), Selma Spahić (Kuratorin, MESS Festival Sarajevo, Bosnien-Herzegowina), John Ashford (Director Aerowaves), Fanti Baum (Leitung, Theaterfestival FAVORITEN 2018), Florian Malzacher (Kurator für zeitgenössische performative Künste, Autor und Dramaturg))
Presentation of independent performing arts festivals and discussions regarding the role of festivals between local community, audience and the international market.
Festivals offer the opportunity for an exceptional situation, are the counterpart to the everyday and a window into a special world. They exist for the audience, as well as for the artists, the visiting industry professionals and the colleagues, and are thus simultaneously places for community-building as well as marketplaces. Sometimes they even have a political function or a discursive focus. Festival directors and scholars discuss how all of these needs can grow to become a clear event were artists do not become commodities, the local audience remains in focus and the international visiting industry professionals can still make exciting discoveries.
Selma Spahić (Artistic Director of Mess Festival Bosnia-Herzogovina)
John Ashford (Director Aerowaves)
Fanti Baum (Artistic Director of FAVORITEN 2018)
Florian Malzacher (curator for the contemporary performing arts)
Moderation: Dorte Lena Eilers, (Theater der Zeit)
Afterward, all participants are warmly invited to continue the discussion over the course of table conversations.
Registration is required due to the low possible number of participants. fachpublikum(at)performingarts-festival.de
aquarium: Festivalzentrum, Skalitzer Straße 6, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin
For all participants and guests of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
Symposium as part of the ancillary program conceived and developed by the Performing Arts Festival team.
aquarium, as the name suggests, is located in a former aquarium store. The space was initiated, amongst others, by Südblock. It sees itself as a space for encounters, exchange, networking and collaborative work: lively, heterogeneous, inclusive. A variety of art and culture projects are also frequent guests here, PAF was already here last year!