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Theatre project for young artists

Learning and training situations, artistic production processes, and social experiences have influenced theatre makers in a way that has also hampered cross-generational understanding. Romeo Castelluci, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers and Johan Simons are established theatre makers with an international background who worked together with selected young, talented artists on a joint theatre production. The goal was to initiate a cross-generational dialogue to motivate experienced artists to become more acquainted with the situation and ideas of the up-and-coming generation. Conversely, the young artists from the fields of theatre, directing and performance benefited from the experience and knowledge of the older generation. The older artists were integrated into rather "atypical" projects and often found themselves in entirely new situations, e.g., Jan Lauwers with an exhibition, Tim Etchells with a children's project, etc. In addition to the artistic, practical collaboration, the project also staged public dialogues in which younger and older artists discussed the past and present differences in artistic socialization.

Curators: Tilmann Broszat, Romeo Castellucci (I), Tim Etchells (GB), Jan Lauwers (B), Johan Simons (NL)
Participants / artists: Simone Aughterlony (CH/NL), Nico Çelik, Maarten Seghers (B), Orthographi (I)

Venues: Munich Kammerspiele; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Tanzquartier Wien (A); Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH); Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf; Kampnagel Hamburg; schauspielfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Schedule: October 2007 - July 2008; Munich: Nov. 15, 2007 - Dec. 1, 2007


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