Speakers

Sigrid Gareis, Secretary General of the Academy of the Arts of the World

Christoph Bieber Source: University Duisburg EssenSigrid Gareis; Photo: (c) Regine Hendrich

After studying ethnology, classic archaeology and ancient history in Munich, Sigrid Gareis developed the theatre and dance sections, as well as international cultural work sections, in the Siemens Arts Program.

She is a co-founder of dance and theatre festivals in Moscow, Munich, Nuremberg and Greifswald. She was the founding director of Tanzquartier Wien from 2000 to 2009, and from 2005 to 2007 she was the founding chairperson of the European Dancehouse Network (EDN). She has been Secretary General of the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne since 2011.

She is involved in a wide range of teaching, jury and advisory activities, she gives lectures and organises events, for example as part of the Wiener Festwochen, at the House of World Cultures or the SPIELART Festival.

Publications and statements on the subject

With Tilmann Broszat, Julian Nida-Rümelin, Michael M. Thoss: Woodstock of Political Thinking: Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft. Theater der Zeit, November 2010

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