New Publication - Applied Theatre. Rahmen und Positionen

02/01/2017 10:00

In February 2017, Theater der Zeit is going to publish our new German edition titled "Applied Theatre. Rahmen und Positionen".

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Rayya El Zein - Our guest in the Dahlem Junior Host Program

12/12/2016 10:00

We are pleased to announce that for December 2016 and January 2017, Rayya El Zein, PhD, is going to join our project as a guest of Kristin Flade. Her stay is facilitated by the generous support of the Dahlem Junior Host Program as part of the work of the Dahlem Humanities Center. Together, they will work on a project titled “Writing Palestine: (Notes) Towards an Ethnography of Political Performance”.

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Profitable Aesthetics. Performative Strategies of Involvement

10/21/2016 10:00

Our third annual conference "Profitable Aesthetics. Performative Strategies of Involvement" will be held on 21st and 22nd October 2016 in the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

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Fabian Lempa in "Organizational Aesthetics"

Fabian Lempa, M.A.

Fabian Lempa spoke with Kamila Lewandowska about theatrical interventions in and for companies.

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Festival: Really Useful Theater

11/19/2015 19:00

From November 19th to 21st the festival "Really Useful Theater" will take place at Sophiensæle (Berlin). Under the artistic direction of Stefanie Wenner, artists, curators and researchers will come together to discuss the use and value of art. On Saturday, November 21st, 4pm, The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre hosts a panel discussion and table dialogues with international guests.

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New Publication: Theater als Intervention

11/27/2015 00:00

In late November Theater der Zeit will publish the first book of our project entitled "Theater als Intervention. Politiken ästhetischer Praxis".

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Marianne Flotron's "Work" at conference "Playing Involuntarily"

The video installation "Work" is the result of bringing the Theatre of Oppressed to the employees of a multinational insurance company.

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Unexceptionally Lovely Days

Kristin Flade, M.A.

"Together, they now form The Holy Group, and travel south to The Other Border. The desert is blooming, The People Who Used To Have Camels drive on dune buggies, and The Holy Group has coffee in a gas station" .... A comment about The Fucking Shit Reality.

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Two (African) Ways of Theatre in Education

Dr. Julius Heinicke

Both theatre plays not only highlight the variety of artistic and aesthetic techniques used in African Theatre in Education, they also point to the current trend to use and combine different artistic traditions without differentiating them as pre-, post- and colonial.

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Creative Freedom and Theatre in Business

Fabian Lempa, M.A.

Well suited to the topic of our upcoming conference, Dr. Claudia Borowy (Inzenio) and Christian Hoffmann (Spielplan) share their thoughts on the creative restrictions of their work in this third video in our series about Organizational Theatre.

 

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Playing Involuntarily – Shaping Subjectivity in a Theatrical Society

07/03/2015 15:00

Our second annual conference "Playing Involuntarily – Shaping Subjectivity in a Theatrical Society" will be held on July 3rd and 4th at the Institute for Theatre Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

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Lecture and Workshop with Robert J. Landy (NYU)

05/28/2015 18:00

On May 28th and 29th we are honoured to welcome Robert J. Landy to hold a lecture about experimental theatre and the origins of drama therapy and a workshop at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Exodus and Justice

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

Some insights into the subjects and methods of approaching performances in Greece today.

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The Art of Lawlessness - Epilogue

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

The first thing we need to leave is the desire of belonging ...

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Joy Kristin Kalu Appointed Visiting Scholar at NYU

02/01/2015 00:00

Dr. Joy Kristin Kalu has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at New York University for the 2015 spring term, in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. She will be conducting research at the Institute for Drama Therapy.

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Fragments on Theatre

Dr. Julius Heinicke

... at Harare International Festival of the Arts.

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The Art of Lawlessness Part III

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

... About the arts and where they are located in relation to law.

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Limits, Failures and Ethics – Theatre and War

Kristin Flade, M.A.

“Theatre is not pure. It does not escape the questionable or ethical. It is implicated. Always.” A conversation with Prof. Michael Balfour about aesthetic and ethical care in theatre in places of war and its aftermath.

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The Art of Lawlessness Part II

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

... About the need for inventing and putting forward new tactics and strategies in order to rearrange and redefine the political.

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Harare International Festival of the Arts 2014

Dr. Julius Heinicke

From April 29th until May 4th 2014, the International Festival of the Arts took place in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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The Art of Lawlessness – Part I

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

On the last day of the event in Athens, a spectator reacts to the intervention by Savvas Michael, a Trotskyist, Jewish political philosopher, and asks whether one could say that justice begins where law ends.

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What are the Effects of Organizational Theatre?

Fabian Lempa, M.A.

In this second video about Organizational Theatre, Dr. Claudia Borowy, Christian Hoffmann and Dörthe Engelhardt were asked to share their statements on the effect of organizational theatre in organizations.

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The Art of Lawlessness – Prologue

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

... to negotiate the borderlines and the margins of law and the possibilities to act there and to locate ‘performances of justice’ in a blurred and troubled environment.

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Stagings of Therapy

Dr. Joy Kristin Kalu

In drama therapy, theater is employed in order to treat individuals with a variety of psychological, social, institutional, and educational problems. Here, performance is used in therapeutic processes as a means of acting out instead of just talking through, but also as a means of creating distance through fiction in order to discover new aspects of the self. With this basic knowledge in the back of my mind, I wonder how the public performance I am about to see could be classified as therapeutic. Will I be part of a therapeutic process simply by witnessing a play?

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Performing Temporality and Refugee Theatre

Kristin Flade, M.A.

A conversation with Jonas Tinius about the art and theatre project Ruhrorter with refugees in the Ruhr area.

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Politics of the Applied: Theatre and Art as Intervention

Prof. Dr. Matthias Warstat

One year ago, our group has started working on a project on “the aesthetics of applied theatre” funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

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Zwischen Freiheit und Norm!? Theater in Therapie und Unternehmen

Fabian Lempa, M.A.
Lilian Seuberling, M.A.

In February 2014 we held the workshop “Zwischen Freiheit und Norm!? Theater in Therapie und Unternehmen”.

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The Old Lady and the Hipster: Reps Theatre and Book Café in Harare

Dr. Julius Heinicke

... both – the Old Lady and the aging Hipster – show the importance of established cultural sites: They give space for performances, shelter for traditions and freedom.

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Drama Sherapy

Dr. Joy Kristin Kalu

Her blond wig hair flying in the wind. I was back inside by then, trying not to stare out the window. She looked beautiful, and I was touched by the realness of her body being affected by the storm, and also by my own braveness. There was no way out now, and I had not even come up with a fiction

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Absence in Athens

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

March 2013

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Conference - Politics of the Applied. Theatre and Art as Intervention

01/31/2014 13:00

The first international conference of the European Research Council’s project The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre will explore interdisciplinary possibilities for theorizing these different strategies and acts of intervention.

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Transformance

Dr. Janina Möbius

Transformance - concerning drugs and discrimination, created within a performance-workshop from La Lleca collective with juveniles under suspended sentence, 14.11.2013, Parque Chapultepec, Mexico City.

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Engaging with Resistance - What Else?

Kristin Flade, M.A.

"... to represent unlimited options of life, and even to challenge this spatial finitude in which identity is constructed." A conversation with Irene Fernández Ramos.

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A Discourse Against Dialogue

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

One thing that one certainly learns in life is the high value of dialogue. Western culture – political, ethical etc. – is rooted in the principle of dialogue as a sign of civilization, tolerance and respect.

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What is Organizational Theatre?

Fabian Lempa, M.A.

The following video is the start of a series of interviews with Berlin based Organizational Theatre companies whom we have invited to offer short statements on their work.

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New Publication: Julius Heinicke – How to Cook a Country. Theater in Zimbabwe im politisch-ästhetischen Spannungsfeld

11/20/2013 12:00

Julius Heinicke's book "How to Cook a Country. Theater in Zimbabwe im politisch-ästhetischen Spannungsfeld" (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier) appeared in September 2013.

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New Publication: Joy Kristin Kalu - Ästhetik der Wiederholung. Die US-amerikanische Neo-Avantgarde und ihre Performances

09/12/2013 12:00

Joy Kristin Kalu's book "Ästhetik der Wiederholung. Die US-amerikanische Neo-Avantgarde und ihre Performances" (transcript) appeared in July 2013.

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Sabotaging Cityscapes.

Kristin Flade, M.A.

"Fuck it, I am going down again, this is ridiculous!" A conversation with Ann-Christine Simke.

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Teatro Social en el Contexto de Culturas Juveniles Urbanas

Dr. Janina Möbius

En el estudio de caso Teatro Social en el Contexto de Culturas Juveniles Urbanas se examinarán iniciativas culturales que intentan – mediante el teatro – ofrecer a los adolescentes en las colonias populares de la Ciudad de México nuevas perspectivas en oposición a la violencia cotidiana, marginalidad, falta de oportunidades y criminalidad.

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Cape Town Theatres

Dr. Julius Heinicke

On my way looking for Applied Theatre Productions I’ve also watched shows beyond (or even not) the adjective “applied“ (this term should be discussed later, for now it is still too soon to talk about). I will write about two of them here.

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Stillstand // Stand Still

Dr. Natascha Siouzouli

Greece in March 2013

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