How to be together?

From August 27 to 29, 2020, the digital conference «How to be together? Conversations on International Exchange and Collaboration in the Performing Arts» took place. The conference is a joint event by Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Zürcher Theater Spektakel, it was curated by Maria Rößler & Ana Letunić. The seven sessions were recorded and are available below.

Further details about the conference and the individual sessions can be found here.

The biographies of the contributors can be found here.

The «Notes and Reflections» by conference observer Marta Keil are published here.

Distance & Intimacy

Thu, 27 Aug, 14:00-15:00 (GMT +2)

With Samara Hersch (theatre maker, Melbourne) and Faye Driscoll (choreographer, New York)

Host: Kyoko Iwaki (performing arts researcher, Tokyo)

Welcome note: Virve Sutinen (Tanz im August) and Matthias von Hartz (Zürcher Theater Spektakel)

Performance, Publics and the Pandemic

Thu, 27 Aug, 15:30-17:00 (GMT +2)

With Rucera Seethal (Artistic Director National Arts Festival, Makhanda), Kee Hong Low (Head of Theatre at West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong) and Sepehr Sharifzadeh (Co-founder Re-connect Online Performance Festival, Tehran)

Host: Dagmar Walser (cultural journalist, Basel)

Distance & Imagination

Fri, 28 Aug, 14:00-15:30 (GMT +2)

With Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez (Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, Mexico City), Isabelle Stoffel (theatre maker, Zürich), Torsten Michaelsen (LIGNA, Hamburg), Maryam Bagheri Nesami (dance artist and researcher, Auckland), Mamela Nyamza (choreographer, Cape Town)

Host: Ogutu Muraya (writer and theatre maker, Nairobi)

Cultural Policy and Funding in Times of Multiple Crises

Fri, 28 Aug, 16:00-17:30 (GMT +2)

With Arundhati Ghosh (Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts Bengaluru), Dea Vidović (Director, Kultura Nova Foundation, Zagreb), Heba Hage-Felder (Arab Fund for Art and Culture, Beirut)

Host: Marie Le Sourd (Secretary General, On the Move, Brussels)

Distance & Assembly

Sat, 29 Aug, 14:00-15:00 (GMT +2)

With Sibylle Peters (performing artist and researcher, Hamburg), Akira Takayama (theatre maker, Saitama)

Host: Judith Knight (performing arts producer, London)

Choreographies of a Split Country

Sat, 29 Aug, 15:30-17:00 (GMT +2)

With Alice Ripoll (choreographer, Rio de Janeiro), Calixto Neto (choreographer, Paris)

Host: Nayse Lopez (journalist and director of the Panorama Festival, Rio of Janeiro)

Wrap-up Session: Reflection and Future Prospects

Sat, 29 Aug, 17:30-18:00 (GMT +2)

Observer: Marta Keil (curator, Warsaw)