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Theatre and theatricality from the Baltic to the Aegean

PASSAGE 23°E (2015-2019)

The Passage 23°E project developed new forms of access and information structures on developments in theatre in Central, East-Central and South-Eastern Europe.


Christine Henniger



The project PASSAGE 23°E was a joint research project involving theatre institutions, universities, archives and artists that dealt with the development of theatre and theatrical forms of expression in the national and regional cultural areas of Central, East-Central and South-Eastern Europe after 1985. The focus was on cross-regional dialogue about development processes undergone by the performing arts in their historical conditionality in the so-called ‘transformation countries’ of Europe.

In a first conceptual phase (2015-2017), the ITI centre Germany cooperated with partners from Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Lithuania and Finland to define the content-related and technical parameters of a shared knowledge and information space for current and historical cross-regional cultural events

Based on this first project phase, joint conference formats and workshops were subsequently developed in the project.

The conception phase of the project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.