Berlin Theatre Border program

img_1473Theatre Border is was the [update: very successful] second of our AHRC Beyond Text Creativity Beyond Borders Network events, this time in Berlin at F.U…20-22 April 2009

See the link for more [and eventually a commentary], but the program was:

Program structure:
(which is intentionally loose to allow time for discussion and for borders to be porous)

[and don’t you think this picture looks like something Leonardo might have staged?]

Monday: From 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m at Clubhaus.

10am Coffee

10:30 am Introduction Prof Dr Erika Fischer-Lichte and Prof John Hutnyk

11:15 am Dr Julian Henriques: Boarders and Skins: haptic crossovers, tympanic rhythms and sensory surfaces

12:30 lunch

2.30 pm “Goethe Institute Mauerreisse project discussion”, introduced by Kerstin Raatz

3:30 short break

3:45 Paulo Lara and Luiza Valle “Theatre of the Oppressed: Brazil, Parallels and Exercise”

5 pm Future Plans

6.45 pm Drinks and Dinner at “Alter Krug”

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.

10:30 Chen, Lin “Restructure of the border with making belief performance”

11am Ray Ganz: “Van Gogh’s Ear: New Voices In Radio Art”

11.50 coffee

12:10 pm Raul Gschrey and Dr Dietmar Kammerer: “Performing in Surveillance Space”

1:30 pm Lunch

3:15 pm Miro Kaygalak: “qwx – show ur lingua” – chair: Kien Nghi Ha

4:00 pm short break

4:20 pm – instructions from Cristobal and Nicolas
W-B-B [Walking-Borders-Berlin]. See full description
5 pm leave for walking event –

8 pm dinner (central, tbc)

Wednesday: From 10:00 a.m. to end, back at the Clubhaus.

10:30 am Joan Kelly: “Theatricalizing Portrature”

11 am Dr Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay: “Theatricalizing Portrature commentary”

11:30 Coffee

11:50am Alexander Motturi and Johannes Anyuru: “FÖRVARET” (The Detention Center)

1:20 pm Lunch

3:20 pm Screening and discussion of “The Empty Centre” with director Dr Hito Steyerl

5 pm break

5:20 pm – 6.30PM Responses from walking event and party – venue tbc.


Sonic Border was Nov 3-8th 2008 at Goldsmiths. The Theatre Border discussion starts here. Then we will join with the Copenhagen documentary festival (CPH-DOX) for film/border in November 09, but there are no details of this (to be worked out in Berlin – its a rolling program. Or maybe more of a cascade… avalanche…drift…



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