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Thursday 16th of June 2011

20.00 – scene reading and discussion about “Family stories” by Biljana Srbljanović. Directed by Alban Beqiraj. With: Afrim Muçaj, Fitore Broçi, Shkumbin Osmani.

Friday 17th of June 2011
9:30 – 12.00 – PANEL 1: REAL-izing drama – DRAMA-tizing reality

More and more theatre people work at the border between theatre and reality, between fiction and facts in various ways. In some projects the text material forms  the focus of the production. In other productions documents of reality are brought live on stage by amateur actors –  so called “everyday experts” – telling their personal stories and giving insights into certain social roles and subsystems. Some artists play a confusing game with the spectators about what is supposed to be reality.
Others replace the plot, actors, and performance of a classical stage production with a display of documentation of something that happened, might happen, or might have happened.
In this panel different theatre projects and new forms of theatre will be presented. What role does/can/should reality play in performance art? How can documents artistically be treated? How can theatre enter social, political and cultural realities? What are possible ways and new forms of performances that trouble the classical relation between audience, performance and text?

Berhard Herbordt/ Melanie Mohren (director and author collective, Herbordt/Mohren, D), Sanja Mitrović (performer and theatre director, SRB/NL), Jörg Karrenbauer (collaborating artist Rimini-Protokoll, D)
Moderation: Boris Bakal (theatre/film director and intermedia artist, Bacaci Sjenki/Shadow Casters, HR)

14.00 – 16.30: PANEL 2: Troubling the real

Theatre can be a place to reflect on reality but also to create a virtual reality or a mixture in between both. What role can videos or other new media and technologies play in performance art in mixing the real with the virtual? How can plays operate at the border between performance art and new technologies? How can they create a new aesthetic, new ways of experiencing theatre and reflecting on it? What are new dramaturgical strategies to involve the public and to create new ways of aesthetic experience for them? What might alternative choreographies for spaces look like?

Stef de Paepe (director and actor, B), Boris Bakal (theatre/film director and intermedia artist, Bacaci Sjenki/Shadow Casters, HR), Pablo Ariel (director, The Galilee Multicultural Theater, IL)
Moderation: Filip Vujosević (dramturgy, SRB)

18.00 – DRAMA: “Lugina e vuajtjeve te saj” me titra në anglisht nga Zana Hoxha-Krasniqi (Kosovë). With: Anisa Ismajli, Egzona Ademi, Dardana Mehmeti. Vocal: Rona Nishliu.
National Theatre of Kosovo: Small scene

21.00 – PLAY: livingROOMS with Christian Banzhaf/ Christine Rollar (Lunatiks, D) in a private apartment in Pristina – place will be announced

Saturday 18th of June 2011
10.00 – 12.00 – PANEL 3: Archiving the past, present and future

Theatre can function as a place of memory to deal with the past or with reality in general. How can documents artistically be treated? How close should theatre makers stick to facts? Are there any boundaries? How can art function in general as a place to deal with or to create knowledge about the past or to point out mechanisms of re-writing history? What are the differences between art genres and specific possibilities and what are the boundaries of these different art forms (documentary film – theatre – literature – visual arts)? How can so-called “reenactments” reflect on historical events and on images that the media has produced in our collective memory? How can personal testimonies be put against “big histories” and big historical events in plays? How can personal stories be connected with wider political and economic circumstances?

Jens Dietrich (dramaturg/ conceptual manager, International Institute of Political Murder, D/CH), , Selma Spahić (theatre director, BiH), Christian Banzhaf/ Christine Rollar (artistic collective Lunatiks, D)
Moderation: Stef de Paepe (director and actor, B)

14.00 – 16.00: PANEL 4 – Do you remember Tito?

Twenty years after the splitting of the first former republics and the beginning of the Yugoslav wars – we are interested to see, how young theatre makers artistically deal with the changes, transformations and sometimes traumatic experiences of this breaking apart of their native country and the effects it has on their lives. Young playwrights and theatre makers will present their work in which they strive in one way or another to give some of the essential answers on the question of the collapse of ex-Yugoslavia. How do the young playwrights and theatre makers deal with the changes, new identities, societies and nations that emerged after 1990? And how do they conserve their memories of the past in theatre? To what extent do they work with historical documents and other facts? What role does theatre play in general within the cultural market of South-Eastern European countries?

Ljubomir Djurković (MNE), Zana Hoxha-Krasniqi (theatre director, KS), Simona Semenić (playwright and dramaturgy, SLO), Fadil Hysaj (theatre director, KS)
Moderation: Shkëlzen Maliqi (philosopher, publisher, KS)

16.30 – 18.00 PANEL 5: TEXTiles – new material for plays

This panel focuses on playwriting in general. What are new aesthetic tendencies in playwriting?
What are topics for plays and how can they be chosen? What plays are causing provocation and breaking taboos in different contexts and is the scandal deliberately staged? What should/can be the role of texts in general in performances? How can personal testimonies be put against “big histories” and big historical events in plays?

Karen Malpede (Playwright, USA), Stefan Capaliku (Playwright, AL), Ilir Gjocaj (Playwright, KS), Maya Schöffel
Moderation: Jeton Neziraj (Playwright, Kosovo)

20.00 PLAY “Another Life” by Karen Malpede (USA) (in English).
With: Rebeka Qena, Arieta Ajeti, Blerim Gjoci, Kushtrim Hoxha, Artan Gecaj, George Bartenieff

Discussion with Karen Malpede (playwright, USA), George Bartenieff (actor, USA)
Moderation: Seth Baumrin (assoc. Professor, USA)


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