Susan Manning, November 8, 2016
What synchronicities of contemporary dance and culture could one find in Berlin? IRC-Fellow Susan Manning has been visiting Berlin since 1984 - in her text she shares her impressions of the city and its dance scenes during those stays trying to describe the particular synchronicity she sensed while in Berlin.
Navtej Johar, November 2, 2016
In this interview, IRC-Fellow Navtej Johar, one of India’s leading dancers and choreographers, talks about his current research project “Naming Anxieties around Sacred/Erotic Dance”. He speaks about his training in Bharatanatyam, his research on Yoga and the history of Indian philosophy explaining how his work reflects questions of nationalism, body images, and the politics of dance in India today.
Jacqueline Shea Murphy, October 24, 2016
Just before the summer, Berlin theater venue HAU hosted an installation, which had been created for the Latin American pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2015 before it toured South America, dealing with the endangered linguistic diversity on the Latin-American continent. In this interview IRC-Fellow Jacqueline Shea Murphy talks about her impressions, her critical observations and the complexity of the term “indigeneity” and its discussion.
Danny Yung, August 18, 2016
In 2009, inspired by Yuan Dynasty dramatist Zhong Sicheng's Lu Gui Bu
(Book of Ghosts), IRC-Fellow Danny Yung invited four Asian traditional performing arts masters to experiment dance and theater under the theme of "Ghosts" to reconnect the past with present, while showcasing the beauty of traditions in contemporary theater. Watch this trailer to learn more about the project.
Chetana Nagavajara, August 8, 2016
IRC-Fellow Chetana Nagavajara is a music lover. During his fellowship in 2015 he not only closely followed the program of Musikfest Berlin
, a renowned orchestra festival, where top international orchestras, instrumental and choral ensembles and the great symphony orchestras of the city of Berlin together present an ambitious festival program with a new thematic focus each year. Prof. Nagavajara also put into words his impressions, thoughts, and criticism of some of the concerts and now shares these reviews with us. A treasure chest of passionate, critical and questioning reflections.
Janez Janša, July 19, 2016
In this interview, IRC-Fellow Janez Janša, contemporary artist from Slovenia, speaks about his research project "Performing Name" following up his artistic project "I am Janez Janša" that he started in 2007 together with two other artists. He describes possible ways of approaching and reflecting on theater and explains in what way, to him, the social relevance is the most important aspect of an artwork.
Gavin Krastin, July 5, 2016
Following the Festival Theaterformen, Gavin Krastin, one of the Festival Grant Awardees, sums up his experiences of the time in Braunschweig and shares with us what was discussed during a final round-table discussion between the ten young theater makers and performing artists that contributed to Textures during our collaboration.
A big Thank You to all of our guest authors and readers of the last two weeks! We look forward to maybe reading more from you in the future.
Ho Rui An, June 23, 2016
Last weekend the Festival Theaterformen ended after 11 vibrant days of performances, installations, talks and concerts, as well as our research atelier Our Common Futures.
In this post Festival Grant Awardee Ho Rui An from Singapour shares his thoughts about two Malayan performances of the festival's first weekend.
Camilla Loeffler Berg, June 23, 2016
Our last Quote of the Day
from the research atelier comes from Camilla Loeffler Berg, who is a student at the University of Hildesheim. Read to learn how multi-point plugs connect to performing arts...
Kaori Nishio, June 16, 2016
The ten Festival Grant Awardees are part of a very small group of people who will watch all performances of Festival Theaterformen. With their heads filled with endless impulses and impressions they are discussing their thoughts in daily meetings, also reflecting on their own work as artists.
Kaori Nishio from Japan shares with us her idea and concept for a talk with the artists of the first festival weekend.
Read her text about two imagined encounters.