The Goethe-Institut London supports the continuing collaboration between Gateshead International Festival of Theatre and German artist Oliver Zahn. In 2021 this takes the form of Oliver Zahn’s Tutorials as part of The GIFT Exchange.
Every day during The GIFT Exchange, two artists will meet for the first time, in a 30 minute live-streamed video-call, to teach each other something, anything. The audience is invited to observe this tutorial, and share in this passing of knowledge from one body to another, over hundreds of miles.
Each participant performer has been invited to share something in their tutorial that they “know off by heart.”
Oliver Zahn (*1989) is a German theatre maker, working in various capacities both on stage and behind the scenes. Oliver Zahn’s performance essays circle around conceptions of memory, history and immaterial knowledge.
The GIFT Exchange is a Free programme of events (30 April - 2 May 2021). No booking is required and details on how to access the Tutorials will be shared on the
shortly. They will be shared via YouTube and Facebook live.