GERMANY NEEDS YOU! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

GERMANY NEEDS YOU!

GERMANY NEEDS YOU!

Published September 13, 2011

So apply for transeuropa2012 already!

So apply for transeuropa2012 already!

From May 12-19, 2012, the festival will provide a platform for emerging artists and initiate exchange among the countries. Exploring and producing new formats, ‘transeuropa’ encourages discussions about different aesthetics and artistic work approaches. For this edition we are looking for young theatre makers searching for new ways to communicate with their audience and create spaces for experience of new and unique communities.

Inviting artists from Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal and the German-speaking performance scene, we create a network for upcoming performers to present and reflect their work and celebrate their get-together.
Besides applying for a guest performance, you have the opportunity to work in one of our production formats especially developed for the festival. These residency programmes will be realised in Hildesheim and will premiere in the course of the festival. Throughout the entire production period we will place an office and a production assistant at your disposal, as well as provide accommodation and budget. Transeuropa will cover all travel expenses.

Call for applications
For the production format ‘living room’ we are looking for young artists from all artistic genres who would like to be part of a European flat-sharing community. Together with artists from Portugal, Lithuania and the German speaking countries Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you form the flat-sharing community yourselves. The team of transeuropa2012 will choose the first flat mate; this person will autonomously decide which country the next flat-mate will be from, look through the applications of that country, talk via Skype with potential flat mates and finally choose one. Subsequently the two flat mates will jointly choose the third and fourth member of the flat share. Four weeks prior to the festival you move into an empty apartment in Hildesheim, in which you will live, work and perform.

How would you like to live and work together? How can you free yourselves from your conventional and familiar ways of living? How do the objects from the disbanded apartment influence you? What material will you collect to document your living together?

Apply with an English-speaking video (max. four minutes), in which you present yourself in your own flat. Upload it on a video sharing website and send the link to info@transeuropa-festival.de by September 30.
‘Partner ship’ is a cooperation of three young graduates of ‘Theory and Practice’ from the Academy of Arts in Reykjavík and three graduates of ‘Cultural Science and Aesthetical Practice’ from the University of Hildesheim. Together they will develop a piece researching on the conflict and friction within the fields of collective, scientific and artistic practice.

Theatre needs the body, needs the corpus. Theatre is a physical act through and through. It is when theatre professionals develop an interest in scientific questions that abstraction meets activism. But where to begin? Does theory come first or is it praxis that delivers the material out of which theory derives?
The first meeting of the group will take place in Reykjavík early in 2012. Rehearsals will start four weeks prior to transeuropa2012 in Hildesheim.


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