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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 4


ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 4
FLORIAN MALZACHER
AND GEORG DÖCKER
TALK ABOUT
THEATRE AS A
PUBLIC SPHERE
THU 11/2/2016
4.00 PM
STUDIO AT PB II


For years now, political agency has been at the core of the discourse on performing arts. However, there has been a shift in tone and perspective lately. Whereas theatre makers and theoreticians alike long used to seek the political in the poetics of performance and the aesthetics of production, these procedures have recently come under criticism of being merely pseudo-political and detached from actual processes of socio-political change.

One of those who seek to raise attention for different political approaches is dramaturge and artistic director of Impulse Theater Festival Florian Malzacher. In his editing of the survey Not Just a Mirror. Looking for the Political Theatre of Today, he introduces performances and interventions which, so Florian argues, make the theatre a public sphere and thereby a political space in itself. In EDITION NO. 4 of the ATW TALKS, Florian will discuss this and other theses with Georg Döcker, a member of staff at the ATW and with you fellow audiences, who are very welcome to come and join the debate with your arguments and questions.


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ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 4
Thursday, 11/2/2016, 4.00 PM
ATW, Studio at Probebühne II („Probebühnchen“), Schiffenberger Weg 115, D-35394 Gießen


Following EDITION NO. 4 of the ATW TALKS:
A presentation of student performances created in Heiner Goebbels' Scenic Project „HEINER MÜLLER – Zur Realität der Texte“
For more information about the presentation see: www.atw-giessen.de

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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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