context, processes, challenges
What does working with children in performances that are meant for a mixed or an adult audience mean to contemporary performing arts artists? How are children presented/represented on stage together with adults? Work with children is not necessarily work for children. What are the political implications in work where children are on stage together with adults, and much more.
Thoughts, experiences and questions on the topic of working with children in performance work are addressed by our guests in a roundtable discussion with introductions by the artists about their work. Moderator: Pilvi Porkola.
- Stefan Bläske (D/B) Stefan Bläske is dramaturg at International Institute for Political Murder founded by Milo Rau.
- Martina Grohmann (D) Martina Grohmann is director of Theater Rampe, Stuttgart.
- Martin Grünheit (D) Martin Grünheit is a director. Die Biene im Kopf by Schimmelpfennig was made for children using virtual reality at Theater an der Parkaue, Berlin.
- Sahar Rahimi (D) Sahar Rahimi is a director and performer in the company Monster Truck. The performance Sorry with five children from Nigeria is touring the world.
- Annika Tudeer (FIN) is artistic director of and performer in the Helsinki-based performance company Oblivia.
The discussion is organized by Goethe-Institut Finnland and performance company Oblivia, and it is part of Oblivia’s performance project Children and Other Radicals
in which the company has worked together with a group of five youngsters on the topic of money and economic structures. The performances are during Helsinki Festival at the National Opera Almi Hall, 29.–30.8. at 19.00.
by Mon 27th of August:
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