• 22.10-24.10.2019

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    The "Cultural Cold War". Towards a Theorization of its Afro-Asian Contexts

    Conference organized by Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) und Dr. Gautam Chakrabarti (Freie Universität Berlin).

    Culture was one of the key areas in which the multifaceted geopolitical struggle was played out between the 1950s and 1980s. There is a need – 25-plus years after the end of the Cold War – to collect experiences of and responses to questions regarding the formation of expert networks, philanthropic and/or governmental interventions, and peopleto- people contacts in and across various Afro-Asian and Euro-American countries.

    Participants: Ewa Bérard (CNRS-ENS Paris), Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of Arts, Belgrade), Gesine Drews-Sylla (Prag/ Tübingen), Severyan Dyakonov (IHEID Genf), Viviana Iacob (Bukarest), Sophie Lange (HU Berlin), Christian Langer (FU Berlin), Gideon Ime Morison (LMU), Christopher J. Lee (Lafayette), Alexandre Loktionov (Cambridge), Vita Matiss (Riga Graduate School of Law), Danny Orbach (Hebrew University), Inderjeet Parmar (City, University of London), Monica Popescu (McGill University), Sudha Rajagopalan (Amsterdam), Giles P. Scott-Smith (Leiden), Carolien Stolte (Leiden), Rebecca Sturm (Munich), Tal Zalmanovich (Haifa).

  • 09.2019

    Working Papers Series

    The Working Paper Series “Developing Theatre” is part of the ERC Advanced Grant “Developing Theatre: Building Expert Networks for Theatre in Emerging Countries after 1945” (grant agreement No. 694559).

    The working papers enable a pointed examination of theoretical and historical questions affecting the dissemination of the performing arts in a global context after 1945. They thus serve both the exchange of theoretical ideas and the development of conceptual foundations of the project. The goal of the short contributions is to present, critically examine and further develop theoretical concepts. The Working Papers, then, should not be understood as conclusive theoretical contributions, but rather as an invitation to exchange conceptual positions.

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    09.2019

  • 25.07.2019

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    Keynote «Mediating Cultural Meanders: Dance, Narration, Music»

    Nic Leonhardt, Director of the Centre of GTH, has been invited as a keynote speaker of the conference Indigenous Languages, Traditional Music and Dance within an Intercultural Performance/ Langues autochtones, musiques et danses traditionelles au sein de performances interculturelles.

    Her talk “Mediating Cultural Meanders: Dance, Narration, Music” will discuss the circulation of intangible cultural phenomena using the examples of Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun and his performance “Nijinsky Siam” as well as the figure and stories of Mullah/Hodja Nasreddin.

    The conference Indigenous Languages, Traditional Music and Dance within an Intercultural Performance/ Langues autochtones, musiques et danses traditionelles au sein de performances interculturelles takes place from 25 to 28 of Juli in Gannat (Auvergne, France). The conference, organized by Vikrant Kishore (Australia) and Etienne Rougier (France) takes place along with the Festival des Cultures du Monde, which is a part of UNESCO‘s intangible cultural heritage. Gannat is famous for the festival that takes place every summer since 1974. The conference will be the first of its time.

  • 09.07.2019

    Lecture by Prof Balme

    Prof. Christopher Balme will give a talk on “ Instituting National Theatres in the Postcolony: Urban Heterotopias for New Nations“ at IFTR Conference in Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China, 9. Juli 2019.

    The Talk will take place in room 209 at 16:00.

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  • 09.05.2019

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    Lecture by Nic Leonhardt

    Far-Flung | Centre-Staged: Severino Montano’s Arena and the ‘National Theatre’ in Manila in the 1950s and 1960

    In her talk “Far-Flung | Centre-Staged: Severino Montano’s Arena and the ‘National Theatre’ in Manila in the 1950s and 1960”,  Nic Leonhardt will elaborate on Montano’s establishment of an Arena Theatre in Manila and rural areas in the Philippines in the 1950s and 1960s, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Severino Montano (1915–1980) was an influential playwright and director. Born in Manila, he received his education in drama and economy primarily in Great Britain and the United States. After 12 years of studying and working abroad, he returned to Manila in order to build up the Arena Theatre and establish drama education in the Philippines.

    The Talk will take place on 09.07.2019 in Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China, 9. Juli 2019 at 16:00 in room 209.