The independent theatre scene in Germany needs an archive – for the visibility of its work, as an extended foundation for the recognition of its autonomous theatre aesthetic, but also to explore its own history. The project “Performing the Archive” is dedicated to the development of a plan for the setting up and structuring of such an archive.
In 2018, the association Initiative für die Archive des Freien Theaters e.V. was founded to sustainably coordinate the project, develop public formats, organise advice for artists and to consistently pursue the cultural policy strategy for the development of an archive on a federal and state level. Founding members of the constantly growing association are the ITI Germany, the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, the Department for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, the NRW KULTURsekretariat with the Impulse Theatre Festival.
In the same year, the study Performing the Archive was published by Olms, edited by Wolfgang Schneider, Henning Fülle and Christine Henniger, which documents the results of a research project on the conceptual design that took place on initiating the project (2015-2018).
The study Performing the Archive: Studie zur Entwicklung eines Archivs des Freien Theaters was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as the states of Lower Saxony, Saxony, Hamburg Baden-Württemberg and Brandenburg.
The Düsseldorf edition of Germany’s largest theatre festival is the first in its forty-year history that has had to be postponed.
Onlien-Interview with Milena Gehrt, Moutaz Abdulrahman, Valia Katsi and Nada Abdel Wahab
Every day, the panels of the Atelier will be livestreamed on youtube as well as iti-germany.de and thefestivalacademy.eu.
What remains when a festival is over? The Media Library for Dance and Theatre is openagain and with it the exhibition WELTRAUM with its DIGITAL…
Save the Date! Public Kick-Off of the DFG funded project on Ovotber 7th 2021