Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


Taking place in a monthly interval since the end of 2015, the ATW TALKS are an open format for discussion organised by the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany. The aim of the ATW TALKS is to create a forum for debating contemporary dance, theatre and performance, thereby contributing to the academic and artistic discourse in the city, in the Hessian performing arts scene and beyond. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW is equally true for the talks: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an intense, extensive and critical exchange. Each edition of the ATW TALKS is moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks are generally conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be held in German or French.


For upcoming editions of the ATW TALKS, please visit our front page or the calender:

For previous editions of the ATW TALKS, please take a look at the archive of the institute's academic events:

For photos from some of the past editions of the ATW TALKS, please check out the gallery: https://www.atw-giessen.de/de/galerien


Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
Contact: georg.doecker[at]theater.uni-giessen.de


In Winter 2016/2017, the ATW TALKS were organised in collaboration with Neuer Kunstverein Gießen in the frame of "Making Theatre Now", a series of events on the aesthetics of production in contemporary performance. "Making Theatre Now" was kindly supported by Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Kulturamt Gießen.