Research Atelier Our Common Futures

Web Illu WorkshopRP 8

Performing Arts in Processes of Transformation in East Asia

For several decades now, the mega-cities of East Asia have experienced change and development at a tearing pace, and the performing arts are right in the middle of it. In many cases, theatre artists turn out to be seismographs for social and political shifts, something close to "watch dogs" and "change agents". Artistic interventions take a stance with regards to globalisation and urban development, they test the limits of imaginary and actual spaces. Not even their relationship with the audience remains unchanged. What is the impact of the metropolis on artistic work, and vice-versa? How do local and national cultural policies, how does civic empowerment facilitate particular forms of theatre?

These questions are to be discussed with the artists present at the festival in order to explore possible positions of theatre and artists and their role as social agents today.


FRIDAY, 10/06

10:00 Accreditation

11:00 Welcome
Martine Dennewald (Festival Theaterformen) . Wolfgang Schneider (Hildesheim University)

11:30 Performing Arts in Urban Cultures . Cities and Theatres in Transition
With Max-Philipp Aschenbrenner (Asian Arts Theatre . Gwangju) . Jochen Becker (metro Zones) and others
Moderation Wolfgang Schneider . Christel Weiler (FU Berlin)

14:00 Political Reflections – Esthetical Challenges. Artistic Strategies for the Performing Arts
With Andreas Regelsberger (Trier University) . Tadashi Uchino (Tokyo University . FU Berlin)
Moderation . Nanako Nakajima (FU Berlin) . Henning Fülle (Hildesheim University)


19:30 GOD BLESS BASEBALL . Toshiki Okada . Japan


10:00 Action / Re-action . Artistic Interventions in Processes of Transformation
With Kyung Sung Lee (Creative VaQi . Seoul) . Toco Nikaido (Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker . Tokyo) . Thanapol Virulhakul (Democrazy Theatre .  Bangkok) Moderation Daniel Gad (Hildesheim University) . Nanako Nakajima (FU Berlin)

12:00 History, Memory, Participation . Audience Engagement and Arts Education
Nicola Scherer (HBK Braunschweig) meets Mark Teh (Five Arts Centre . Kuala Lumpur)

14:00 Performing Artists as Change Agents? Challenges for Common Futures
With Yinan Li (Central Academy of Drama . Bejing) . Sankar Venkateswaran (India) u.a.
Moderation Astrid Schenka (FU Berlin) . Imanuel Schipper (Performance Studies international)


17:30 HIPSTER THE KING . Thanapol Virulhakul . Democrazy Theatre . Thailand
19:30 TEN THOUSAND TIGERS . Ho Tzu Nyen. Singapore


12:00 Festival Breakfast. Made by Cultural Policy? The Creation of Performing Arts in East Asia
Martine Dennewald and Wolfgang Schneider in discussion with the directors and producers of the invited plays


15:00 TEN THOUSAND TIGERS . Ho Tzu Nyen. Singapore
17:30 THE CONVERSATIONs . Kyung Sung Lee . Creative VaQi . South Korea
21:00 BALING . Mark Teh . Malaysia



Participants can make reservations through (subject to availability). Ticket pick up during accreditation.

This is a joint research atelier organised by Festival Theaterformen and the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, the “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development” UNESCO Chair in collaboration with the “Interweaving Performance Cultures” international research centre at the FU Berlin and the “Performance Studies international” network.
Organised within the framework of Our Common Futures, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Staatstheater . Louis-Spohr-Saal

10.06. - 11.06.10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Admission45 Euro . Concessions 25 Euro . incl. Lunch Snacks