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15.11. – 1.12.07
Spielart Extra

Public Talks



20. 11., 14-16 Uhr, Muffatwerk
Talks about theatre at the borderline of installation and performance

Theatre directors create games involving the public, fine artist rediscover the performance and the happening as art forms. Video artists work with theatrical settings, sound and object installations take place as a performance with a certain duration but without performers. - In round table talks with the public, with artists, curators and journalists actual tendencies and the possibility to communicate such art forms will bSpielplane discussed

Matt Adams, Künstler, Blast Theory, Brighton
Richard Castelli, Kunstproduzent und Kurator, Paris
Lyn Gardner, Theaterkritikerin, The Gurdian, London
Eric Joris, Künstler, CREW, Antwerpen

Dietmar Lupfer

Cooperation of MUFFATWERK and SPIELART.
FIT Mobile Lab funded by the European Community Culture Program (2007-2013)



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Public Discussions
The Future of the Theatre?

11 - 14h, Muffathalle
Artists Talk

Which different experiences influence the artistic work of two theatre generations? Which themes and artistic approaches are most important to young theatre directors? Why theatre? How do they deal with role models and theatre history? Are there "young" aesthetics? How do theatre artists nowadays learn and work, what criteria and influences on their work play roles in the development of their projects?

With the curators of What's next?
Romeo Castellucci, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers and Johan Simons

and the artists
Alessandro Panzavolta (ORTHOGRAPHE), Simone Aughterlony, Maarten Seghers, (OHNO COOPERATION), Neco Çelik.

Moderation: Renate Klett, publicist

25.11., 15 - 17h, Muffathalle
Academy Talk

What are the necessary demands for educating theatre directors and theatremakers in regard to the new perspectives in contemporary theatre work? Under what circumstances does a long-term education based on established standards still make sense in a time when the following elements are changing more and more rapidly: the general public's understanding of art and theatre; trends in productions and performances; what is considered to be state-of-the-art; and the subsequent necessary prerequisites in skills?

Prof. Cornel Franz, Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
Prof. Heiner Goebbels, Direktor des Instituts für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Prof. Klaus Zehelein, Präsident der Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding

Moderation: Egbert Tholl, Süddeutsche Zeitung

With the support of Allianz Kulturstiftung
The program What's next? is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


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An initiative of ten festivals in ten countries

Ten European festivals focusing on contemporary theatre creation have come together to create a travelling laboratory to explore, develop and test drive innovative practices of discourse, critical writing and communication between artists, programmers and audiences in response to contemporary performance.

Through carefully developed artistic programmes, public discussions, collaborations with the media and Mobile Lab workshop programmes for young theatre critics and writers, the project aims to re-enforce a bridge of understanding and dialogue between artists and audiences, to encourage a wider discussion on contemporary performing arts and their discursive potential, as well as creating a space for critical reflection from the audience and to activate the involvement of local and national media in reflecting performing arts and reinstalling contemporary art in the public discourse.

The first workshop with young critics will take place during the festival SPIELART from November 17 to 20.

Workshop - concept and coordination:
Rose Fenton, art producer, London,
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, London

Funded by the Eurpean Community Culture Program (2007-2013)


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OKA and Theatre Studies Munich

from 15th november to 1st december


The performance group OKA - students of applied theatre science in Munich - will accompany the festival with interventions in the theatre lobbies and on the streets. Their main characters are clowns, those dazzling, archaic, urban heroes in colourful chequered clothes, as profound as art and as superficial as reality. Heartbreakingly happy, deathly dreary, making you laugh until you vomit, with a smile painted on the face of reality - a face, however, that bites: "There is nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." In addition, OKA is responsible for the festival blog on the SPIELART website (www.spielart.org) and will write topical nocturnal critiques on the festival performances.