A Soul for Europe Conference 2017 Topic 3 Workshop 3 2017-11-09T16:42:25+00:00

A Soul for Europe Conference 2017
Preparatory Material

Find links to relevant contributions from our online debate for each workshop and read Volker Hassemer’s introduction here.

Have a look at Elmar Brok’s article  It is time for European citizens to take ownership of the European Union’ that serves as preparatory material for all workshops or find Collected Key Statements from the Online Debate, that provides a summary of the whole online-debate.

A Soul for Europe Conference 2017: Preparatory Material

Find links to relevant contributions from our online debate for each workshop and read Volker Hassemer’s introduction here.

Have a look at Elmar Brok’s article  It is time for European citizens to take ownership of the European Union’ that serves as preparatory material for all workshops or find Collected Key Statements from the Online Debate, that provides a summary of the whole online-debate.

Topic 3: Arts and Politics – A Good Match?

 

4:00
– 5:30

Studio C

 

What Can Theatre (for Children) Do for Europe?

Organiser: Theater an der Parkaue
Format: Round table
Active participants: Karola Marsch, Dramaturge Theater an der Parkaue; Sarah Wiederhold, Dramaturge Theater an der Parkaue
Frédéric Meseeuw, Senior Project Manager BOZAR, Nicolas Bertrand, Artistic Director Image Aiguë ; Nele Hertling, Spokesperson “A Soul for Europe”
Host: Axel Möbius, Theater an der Parkaue

A theatre stage is an opportunity to act out models of the world we want to live in: dominant discourses can be exhibited and questioned together with the audience. On stage we can create the unexpected and reinvent the habits of our societies. Young people today take Europe and its structures for granted: Borders have always been open and Rome, Lisbon or Berlin are just around the corner. But work and visions are needed to perpetuate the European project. We want to discuss how the freedom of our art form can be the starting point for an active European citizenship.

Preparatory material:

 

Topic 3: Arts and Politics – A Good Match?

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm | Studio C

What Can Theatre (for Children) Do for Europe?

Organiser: Theater an der Parkaue
Format: Round table
Active participants: Karola Marsch, Dramaturge Theater an der Parkaue; Sarah Wiederhold, Dramaturge Theater an der Parkaue
Frédéric Meseeuw, Senior Project Manager BOZAR, Nicolas Bertrand, Artistic Director Image Aiguë ; Nele Hertling, Spokesperson “A Soul for Europe”
Host: Axel Möbius, Theater an der Parkaue

A theatre stage is an opportunity to act out models of the world we want to live in: dominant discourses can be exhibited and questioned together with the audience. On stage we can create the unexpected and reinvent the habits of our societies. Young people today take Europe and its structures for granted: Borders have always been open and Rome, Lisbon or Berlin are just around the corner. But work and visions are needed to perpetuate the European project. We want to discuss how the freedom of our art form can be the starting point for an active European citizenship.

Preparatory material:

 

Nicolas Bertrand: A short story of a complex but accessible process

  • (…) a local cultural process that can transform a divided community and can lead to the creation of a common vision. The implementation of a “complex but accessible” process calls upon artistic practices, education and families.
  • I believe cultural organizations should lead those cultural processes that transform inhabitants into active citizens

Paul Dujardin: Imagining the Fabric of Citizenship

  • Let us insist here on the importance of art not only as a vehicle to deliver a message, a symbol or a story, but rather as a space, a method enabling people to learn and practice democracy through different experiences, from performances in public spaces to drawing or reading workshops

Kay Wuschek: Urban society and theater in Berlin: A metaphor for Europe

  • In our imagination, we can transform anything into anything: a fork into a dog, a sentence into a playground. Because all we talk about in the theater is a human being. And we see all of us within that human being. In his desire, shame, rage, in his wishes, dreams, injuries and wounds. Playing with these emotions means getting to know us and the others from all sides..

Nicolas Bertrand: A short story of a complex but accessible process

  • (…) a local cultural process that can transform a divided community and can lead to the creation of a common vision. The implementation of a “complex but accessible” process calls upon artistic practices, education and families.
  • I believe cultural organizations should lead those cultural processes that transform inhabitants into active citizens

Paul Dujardin: Imagining the Fabric of Citizenship

  • Let us insist here on the importance of art not only as a vehicle to deliver a message, a symbol or a story, but rather as a space, a method enabling people to learn and practice democracy through different experiences, from performances in public spaces to drawing or reading workshops

Kay Wuschek: Urban society and theater in Berlin: A metaphor for Europe

  • In our imagination, we can transform anything into anything: a fork into a dog, a sentence into a playground. Because all we talk about in the theater is a human being. And we see all of us within that human being. In his desire, shame, rage, in his wishes, dreams, injuries and wounds. Playing with these emotions means getting to know us and the others from all sides..