INTERNATIONAL NOTICE + Theaterscoutings Berlin: Season of Performance WritingWriting on performing arts February-May 2018
OPEN CALL FOR WRITERS
A Season of Performance Writing is a series of practical writing workshops for everyone interested in writing, performance, and writing about performance. You will be invited to the dress rehearsals of five premieres across Berlin’s independent stages and spaces, ranging from dance to theatre. After the show, lively writing exercises geared towards developing your skills, examining your ideas around performance, and writing from a fresh perspective will be facilitated. Sessions, held in English, are led by Richard Aslan and Louise Trueheart of INTERNATIONAL NOTICE whose joint experience encompasses performance making, choreography, writing, and editing.
A Season of Performance Writing is brought to you by INTERNATIONAL NOTICE and THEATERSCOUTINGS BERLIN. INTERNATIONAL NOTICE is an artist-led project generating a constantly evolving archive of original and innovative critical writing in response to independent performance in Berlin. In collaboration with over 30 venues, THEATERSCOUTINGS BERLIN opens a path for audience to the independent performing arts community in Berlin, with various formats including post-performance discussions, pre-performance introductions, rehearsal visits, guided tours, workshops.
Price for the season is €90, which includes the invitation to 5 performances and the writing workshops following each of them. An early-bird rate of €75 is available until February 15th. (Prices are VAT inclusive.) All rehearsals and workshops take place in the evening, with the exception of Figures in a Landscape, which begins at 1500.
To find out more and reserve your place, email us on: email@example.com
22 February Uferstudios, Berlin Wedding ㅇㅣ- nonverbal communication by Mimi Jeong Dance
How is a body determined by its confrontation to an inert body? This creation is conceived as a questioning on the influence of distance, physical or invisible sources on the human body in the space.
28 March Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum, Berlin Mitte Figures in a Landscape by Tanzcompagnie Rubato Interdisciplinary project between fine arts and dance
A meditation on living painting and moving sculptures, a dialogue between visual art and dance, between European and Chinese culture. Only through body and costumes, in action and silence, a large, dynamic sculpture in continuous metamorphosis will be created - a corresponding, circling process of becoming and passing away.
17 April Sophiensaele, Berlin Mitte Cassandra Has Turned by Kareth Schaffer, with Manon Parent, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Cathy Walsh Dance / Performance
Cassandra, princess of Troy, is the point of departure for this new dance-opera-performance. She has a gift and a curse: she can see the future, but is doomed to be disbelieved. In this two-part work, Cassandra is reimagined as a living archive of potential futures and alternative pasts, catastrophes and multiverse utopias to become a kaleidoscopic oracle in body and voice.
9 May Theaterdiscounter, Berlin Mitte GOG / MAGOG 4: Europe by internil Performance theatre
GOG / MAGOG 4: Europe is an apocalyptic disinformation campaign in four stages. After having surfed the conflict zones of Ukraine, Syria, and Israel, the last part remembers a home long gone: The fake continent of Europe and its final downfall.
23 May Sophiensaele, Berlin Mitte Aids Follies by Johannes Mϋller / Philine Rinnert with Genoel von Lilienstern Musical theatre
Müller and Rinnert examine AIDS via musical theater from their research into the long over-due acquittal of Patient Zero, aka Gaëtan Dugas, and the propagation of stereotypes from the Gay Plague to AIDS in Africa. Composer Genoel von Lilienstern sets this research to music: love songs, Cameroonian pop, colonial marches, porn sounds, and the droning of ‘educational’ films.