Challenges for the new theatre artist

A symposium in dialogue
a collaboration between Dramatikkens Hus, Oslo and Akademi for Scenekunst, Fredrikstad

Sunday 22 January 2012
Dramatikkens Hus, Tøyenbekken 34, 0188 Oslo

Morning Panel:
What are the (artistic) demands for the future contemporary theatre maker/artist? How to sustain the artist as a maker across disciplines and methodologies? Aspects of the socially engaged artist versus the avantgarde artist – actionism or institutional critique? What role is art and the performing artist, expected to play in the future?
Contributors: Henny Dörr, Mellika Melouani Melani, Serge von Arx, Hanne Tømta, Joshua Sofaer
Moderator: Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk

Afternoon Panel:
How to write in the slippage between roles such as ‘character’, ‘self’ and ‘other’? Reflecting upon a multifaceted society, different notions of identity formation, and how these aspects are treated in writing for contemporary stage arts.
Contributors: Kim Atle Hansen, Claire Hind, Kai Johnsen, Kristian Lollike, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk
Moderator: Karmenlara Ely Seidman

The symposium is conducted in English.