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ITI Journal

The ITI Journal features national and international authors from academia and artistic practice who report on the performing arts in a transnational context, cultural policy or cultural discourses in a broader sense.

ITI-Journal #1

ITI-Journal #2

 

 

ITI-Journal #1

 

To kick things off, we look at the role of theatre festivals with a view to their narratives, their diversity and strategies of curating and look forward to contributions from Dr.in Lisa Gaupp and Dr.in Nicola Scherer, who shed light on the challenges from an academic perspective. Chiaki Soma and Kyoko Iwaki, Programme Director and Programme Collaborator, of Theater der Welt 2023 talk about their five curatorial strategies for the festival in Frankfurt am Main/Offenbach and the two dramaturges and festival curators Kerstin Ortmeier and Martine Dennewald reflect on post-colonial curating. In addition, Yvonne Büdenhölzer and Thomas Engel, President and Director of the ITI - German Centre, talk about the impact of the pandemic on transnational exchange and the challenges for the ITI's network. Christine Henniger, project manager of the Media Library for Dance and Theatre, reflects in her six imperative action areas on the future of the artistic archive and how diversity and representation must also find their place there.

How to Curate Diversity and Otherness in Global Performance Art

Dr. Lisa Gaupp explores how diversity and otherness could be curated without labeling, paternalizing, or exoticizing while at the same time taking into account the severe impact that neocolonial structures and practices of social inequality and exclusion have on the ambition to decolonize curatorial practices.

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Who cares? Narratives of contemporary international performing art festivals and collaborations

Dr. Nicola Scherer gave the keynote speech, of which experpts are published here, at the Kick Off Weekend of the ITI Academy on 3 December 2021, where transnational and globally active artists, scholars, and experts from culture and politics analysed and discussed the future of international festivals and transnational collaborations.

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Equal Footing

International cooperations and coproductions with artists from Africa pose special questions and create challenges – in terms of economy, but also in terms of communication and trans-parency. For Kerstin Ortmeier and Martine Dennewald they are motives to think about post-colonial curating.  

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These are not issues, this is a transformation

In May 2021 Yvonne Büdenhölzer was voted in as the new president of the ITI. She and Thomas Engel talk to Andrea Zagorski about fractures and the impending challenges for transnational theatre work, with the ITI‘s international network in mind.

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Outlook Theater der Welt 2023

Chiaki Soma, Programme Director, and Kyoko Iwaki, Programme Collaborator, talk to Jan Linders about their plans, curatorial concepts as well as the five strategies they have developed for Theater der Welt 2023 in Frankfurt am Main/ Offenbach.

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Dimensions of a future dance archive

Based on the concepts of the archival turn and their practical implementation, Christine Henniger, project manager of the Media Library for Dance and Theatre, sets out six imperative action areas that are essential for work in and on artistic archives.

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ITI-Journal #2

 

Based on the conference "Burning Issues" 2022, which was organised for the first time in cooperation with the ITI, in Journal #2 we take a look at the global dimensions of (gender) equity and artistic work in international as well as transnational contexts. Which obstacles need to be overcome, which mechanisms affect artistic work and how can alliances for more equity be enabled? Nora Amin describes her experiences as a curator in the context of decolonisation processes, Bárbara Santos reflects on feminist aesthetics as a starting point for artistic and activist work and Monika Gintersdorfer and Carlos Martínez talk about the challenges and allure of transcontinental artistic work.

ON AFFECTION, NEW LANGUAGES AND COLD BUREAUCRACY

Elisabeth Luft talks to Monika Gintersdorfer, winner of the ITI Prize Germany 2022, and the performer Carlos Martínez about the challenges and allure of transcontinental artistic work.

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Feminist Aesthetics for Political Poetics

Bárbara Santos, founder of the Ma(g)dalena International Network and creator of the Feminist Theatre of the Oppressed methodology, reflects on feminist aesthetics as a starting point for artistic and activist work.

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A body of transformation

Almost a year and a half ago, Nora Amin was commissioned by the German Center of the International Theater Institute to conceive and curate the annual conference, with a special focus on equality and hybridity in transnational collaboration.

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