Conversation The Long Table

Long Table on Live Art and Feminism, LADA, 2013 © Alex Eisenberg

Wed, 20.11.2019

Cambridge Junction

Clifton Way
CB1 7GX Cambridge

Part of the workshop series Dramatic Episodes

The Long Table is a dinner party where conversation is the only course. UK-based creatives are welcome to join some of the world’s leading theatre directors from Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Norway, South Africa, Taiwan and the UK to discuss the most important issues facing the performing arts today. Everything from climate change to representation, aesthetic trends to political upheaval are on the menu. Using the open source format of The Long Table created by Lois Weaver, this frank discussion makes everyone an expert and gives a platform for everyone to have something to say.

Participants include the following international artistic directors and programmers: Carena Schlewitt (Hellerau, Dresden), Annemie Vanackere (HAU, Berlin), Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland (Blackbox Theater Norway, Oslo), Ragnheidur Skulladottir (Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad), Satu Herrala (Baltic Circle, Helsinki), Danjel Andersson (Dansehallerne, Copenhagen), Kee Hong Low (West Kowloon Culture District, Hong Kong), Antonio Araujo (MITsp, Sao Paulo), Tang Fu Kuen (Taipei Arts Festival, Taipei), Ismail Mahomed (Market Theatre, Johannesburg) as well as Delia Barker (Roundhouse, London) and Kris Nelson (LIFT, London).

Presented by the Goethe-Institut London, LIFT and Cambridge Junction as part of Dramatic Episodes, a leadership training programme for senior arts leaders from around the world.

Dramatic Episodes is a three-year long workshop series focussing on the future role of theatre in civil society. Against the backdrop of current global politics, how can theatres and festivals continue to engage with the public? How can the sector protect the arts as a safe place for exploration and understanding? Together with LIFT, the Goethe-Institut London has invited twelve international theatre and festival directors to share expertise and establish practices that will enable change. The first workshop will take place in London and Cambridge, 19-22 November 2019, with subsequent sessions taking place in 2020 and 2021.

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