Open Call

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE + Theaterscoutings Berlin: Season of Performance Writing

Writing on performing arts
February-May 2018


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.

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22 February
Uferstudios, Berlin Wedding
ㅇㅣ- nonverbal communication
by Mimi Jeong

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.