Open Call

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE + Theaterscoutings Berlin: Season of Performance Writing #2

Writing on performing arts
October-December 2018

OPEN CALL FOR WRITING PARTICIPANTS

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 four premieres from Berlin’s independent dance scene. After the show, through short sessions of lively writing exercises, you will collect and organise your thoughts. These sessions are complemented with two longer, in-depth workshops to develop your skills, examine ideas around performance, and write from a fresh perspective. There will also be space for individual feedback. Sessions are held in English and led and facilitated 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 €150, which includes the four performances and two writing workshops. An early-bird rate of €125 is available until October 24th. (Prices are VAT inclusive.) All events take place in the evening.

To find out more and reserve your place, email us on: international.notice@gmail.com

PROGRAM

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin Mitte (U-Bhf. Weinmeisterstraße)

PERVASIVE MAGNETIC STIMULI
by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Using the Jungian Collective Unconscious as a doorway, this performance aims to expose a plane where we are all connected by energetic forces that flow around us, inside us, and between us.

Wednesday 07 November
Venue: Agora Rollberg, Am Südhaus 2, 12053 Berlin Neukölln (U-Bhf. Rathaus Neukölln)

WORKSHOP #1

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin Mitte (U-Bhf. Weinmeisterstraße)

THE PRICE IS RIGHT
by Cécile Bally

A choreographic nightmare and a study of the supermarket - the ultimate symbol of consumerism - The Price is Right depicts an ideal survival zone - a last resort filled with jingles, theft, and apocalypse.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
Venue: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin Mitte (U-Bhf. Weinmeisterstraße)

THE EMERGENCY ARTIST: FIVE STUDIES ON A STATE OF EMERGENCY
By Public in Private/Clément Layes

A choreographic celebration of failure and a symbolic representation of the existential fear of failure that brings together artistry, slapstick, and acrobatic skill.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Venue: District Berlin, Bessermerstraße 2, 12103 Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg (S-Bhf. Südkreuz)

CHOROS
by Moritz Majce + Sandra Man

Dealing with questions of being together, forming circles, and becoming part of bigger, non-human circulations, Choros is a space choreography, situated somewhere in the open zone between installation and performance.

Wednesday, 05 December, 2018
Venue: Agora Rollberg, Am Südhaus 2, 12053 Berlin Neukölln (U-Bhf. Rathaus Neukölln)

WORKSHOP #2

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE is a working group formed out of How Do We Work it, an initiative of Berlin choreographers to meet, speak and reflect on current working conditions in contemporary art in Berlin.

THEATERSCOUTINGS BERLIN opens a path to the independent performing arts community in Berlin. In collaboration with over 30 cooperation partners, Theaterscoutings offers a monthly alternating schedule of programming. Post-performance discussions and pre-performance introductions, workshops and formats such as jam sessions or rehearsal visits are held.