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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 2


ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 2
ROBIN ARTHUR
AND
GERALD SIEGMUND
TALK ABOUT
PERFORMING
PERFORMANCE
WED 9/12/2015
6.00 PM
A 118

Robin Arthur is a founding member of the British performance and theatre collective Forced Entertainment. Since 1984, the group of six artists led by artistic director Tim Etchells developed its very own aesthetics of theatre which continually evolves from project to project until today.

In the context of his guest professorship at the ATW, Robin will talk about his work and experience as a performer of Forced Entertainment. In a conversation with Gerald Siegmund, professor of theatre studies at the ATW, he will discuss questions concerning the modes of production, the collaboration and the distribution of roles and functions within the group as well as the institutional framework of the group's work. Issues such as the creation of stage texts and forms of narration or the mise en scene of texts will equally be addressed.


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ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 2
Wednesday, 9/12/2015, 6.00 PM
ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen

Following EDITION NO. 2 of the ATW TALKS:
WAHRSCHEINLICH WEINEN a performance by ATW-alumna Maria Isabel Hagen, taking place at 8.30 PM at Probebühne I of the ATW.
(free entrance, no ticket reservation required)

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The ATW TALKS is a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place since the end of 2015 in irregular intervals, though at least twice a semester. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be 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 and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.

Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


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