The ITI Academy Kick Off event invites to a first meeting point of exchange and discussion.
+++ Attention: Please notice, due to the high case numbers of COVID-19 we have decided to move the kick-off event of the ITI Academy completely into the digital realm. Please also pay attention to the changes in the programme +++
The complexity and rapidity of economic transformation and social challenges changes all of us on this planet. As a seismograph and vivid laboratory, the performing arts can play their part in creating visions and utopian perspectives for a future worth living in planetarian commons together. Burning issues of sustainability, climate change, decolonisation, equality, and the influence of new technologies can no longer be disregarded when putting on a festival or transnational collaboration.
With the ITI Academy, the International Theatre Institute Germany is facing these issues and will launch in 2022 this new exchange and training programme for the next generation of cultural and theatre professionals. A lively platform is thereby formed already now – with the Kick Off of the ITI Academy – for encounter, qualification and discourse in order to re-consider, re-imagine and re-think the role of international festivals and collaborations, their social and political function, their audiences and communities and curatorial practices.
You can find the booklet here.
19:00 CET/ online
Who cares? Narratives of contemporary international performing art festivals and collaborations
Keynote Dr. Nicola Scherer
Panel Discussion with Annika Rachor, Dr. Nicola Scherer and Sasapin Siriwanij
21:00 CET/ online
Virtual Get Together & Screening
“Theater in Trance” (1981) – documentary directed by R.W. Fassbinder about Theater der Welt 1981 in Cologne
10:00 CET/ online
Workshop session I
10:30 CET/ online
"How are we gonna make it work?" - Administrative and organisational challenges in festival planning
with Paul Viebeg and Felix Sodemann
Workshop session I
10:30 CET/ online
What remains when the festival is over
with Maxim Wittenbecher and Christine Henniger
13:00 CET/ online
Outlook to Theater der Welt 2023
with the curators Chiaki Soma and Kyoko Iwaki
Workshop session II
15.00 – 15.45 CET (Group 1) / online
16.00 – 16.45 CET (Group 2) / online
Perspectives of decolonisation of festival making
with Nora Amin
17:00 CET/ online
Résumé of the Kick Off
with Malin Nagel, Dr. Nicola Scherer and Nora Amin
18:00 CET/ online
Online Stream of the Performance and Multimedia Production with Q&A
"FLU-FOOL" (2020 edition) by B-Floor theatre (Bangkok, Thailand)
directed by Teerawat Mulvilai
part of Performative Arts Festival by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
The Kick Off event of the ITI ACADEMY will be recorded visually by Irem Kurt.
Please notice, due to the high case numbers of COVID-19 we have decided with a heavy heart to move the kick-off event of the ITI Academy completely into the digital realm. Therefore, the event will take place as a purely digital event and no longer in a hybrid form. We hope for your understanding. Registered participants will receive the according access and links in a timely manner.
Please be aware that the entire event will be held in English only.
Participation in the ITI Academy Kick Off Weekend is free of charge.
Registration is no longer possible.
However, the keynote Who cares? Narratives of contemporary international performing art festivals and collaborations (Friday, Dec 3, 19:00 CET) by Dr. Nicola Scherer and the subsequent panel discussion with Annika Rachor, Dr. Nicola Scherer and Sasapin Siriwanij is freely accessible. You can find the stream at the according time here.