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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 10


MON 17 / 10 / 2016 / 6.00 PM / A 118
PIETER AMPE AND GEORG DÖCKER TALK
ABOUT SOLOS, DUOS AND
COLLABORATIONS

ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 10
IN COOPERATION WITH
NEUER KUNSTVEREIN GIESSEN


The man with the beard——that is how everybody knows Pieter Ampe, and rightly so, because his beard is indeed quite impressive. But obviously, Pieter is much more than just a man with a lot of facial hair. The Belgian choreographer, dancer and performer entered the international performing arts scene with his now legendary performance „Still Standing You“, a duo developed in collaboration with his Portuguese colleague Guilherme Garrido in 2010. “Still Standing You” was not to be his only collaborative effort in the form of a duet. He also performed with theatre maker Benjamin Verdonck (“We don't speak to be understood”, 2015) and with his own brother Jakob (“Jake and Pete's Big Reconciliation Attempt For The Disputes From The Past”, 2011) More recently, Pieter also engaged in a collaborative group piece (“The Coming Community”, 2012) and a solo (“So you can feel”, 2014).

In EDITION NO. 10 of the ATW TALKS, we invite Pieter to talk about his concept and practice of collaboration, about the differences between solo, duo and group work and about the aesthetics of his works that include a sweaty and rough, but also tender masculinity, the playful humour of a child and the use of several objects such as giant balloons. In the days before and after the talk, Pieter will present two of his performances at theatre Mousonturm in Frankfurt, go and see both of them and check out the Mousonturm homepage for more information.



ATW TALKS | EDITION NO. 10 | Monday, 17/10/2016, 6.00 PM | ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D- 35394 Gießen

The ATW TALKS are 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 affliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.

In Winter 2016/2017, the ATW TALKS are being 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 is kindly supported by Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Kulturamt Gießen.

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


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