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European Journal of Theatre and Performance https://journal.eastap.com Number 1 / March 2019 Titre: Spectres of Europe: European Theatre between Communitarianism and Cosmopolitanism’ Table of contents
European Journal of Theatre and Performance
Number 1 / March 2019
Mémoire(s) partagée(s): création, recherche et politique sur la scène européenne contemporaine. Appel à communications (FR) Call for papers (ENG) Chamada à submissão de comunicações (PT)
création, recherche et politique sur la scène européenne contemporaine.
What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered…
What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered by actors and intended for spectators. It is a work of the body, an exercise of voice and gesture addressed to an audience, most often in a specific location and with a unique setting. This entertainment event rests on the delivery of a thing promised and expected – a particular and unique performance witnessed by spectators who have come to the site of the performance for this very reason. To witness theatre is to take into account the performance, but it is also to take into account the printed text as readable object and a written proposition.
In this book, Christian Biet and Christophe Triau focus on the practical, theoretical and historical positions that the spectator and the reader have had in relation to the locations that they frequent and the texts that they handle. They adopt two approaches: analysing the spectacle in its theatrical and historical context in an attempt to seek out the principles and paradigms of approaching the theatre experience on one hand, and analysing the dramaturgy of a production in order to establish lines of interpretation and how to read, represent and stage a text, on the other. This approach allows us to better understand the ties that link those who participate in the theatre to the practitioners who create theatrical entertainment.
More informations : https://www.routledge.com/What-is-the-Theatre/Biet-Triau/p/book/9781138701656
Thomas BELLINCK Artiste visuel (Belgique) House of European History in Exile (Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo) Entretien de Thomas Bellinck réalisé par l’Observatoire Critique : The Belgian director Thomas…
Artiste visuel (Belgique)
House of European History in Exile (Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo)
Entretien de Thomas Bellinck réalisé par l’Observatoire Critique :
The Belgian director Thomas Bellinck recreates an unsettlingly topical work that looked ahead to the future of Europe. The first international exposition on life in the former European Union…
Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo (House of European History in Exile) takes us back over half a century to the beginning of the 21st century. It is a little-known, poorly documented period, and yet it was a crucible of upheavals. It was a strange time, you see, when national borders were becoming blurred, a single currency called the Euro was used for trade, and when Brussels, not Warsaw, was the beating heart of the old continent. Despite appearances, Thomas Bellinck is not a ‘Eurosceptic’, quite the contrary, he is eager to awaken awareness in today’s Europe, where nationalism raises old demons and causes people to look inwards to affirm their identities. So before it’s too late, let’s look ahead to a future that may well look like what is starting to happen before our very eyes…
Born in 1983, Brussels-based artist Thomas Bellinck often places questions on the European construction at the heart of his work. Standing at the crossroads between performance, installation art and film, he is known in particular for his work focusing on power, politics and systemic violence which he explores with professional and non-professional actors, scientists, etc.
Thomas Bellinck studied Germanic Philology and theatre directing. In 2009, selected for the Flemish Theatre Festival for a political initiative with illegalized immigrants on hunger strike, he opened the festival with a speech entitled We were dying and then we got a prize. In 2010, he co-set up the Steigeisen theatre company, staging such documentary performances as Fobbit, Billy, Sally, Jerry and the .38 Gun, Lethal Inc., De Onkreukelbare and Memento Park. In 2013, at the Flemish National Theatre in Brussels, Thomas created Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo, a futuristic-historical exhibition on “life in the former European Union”. The as-if-museum then travelled to other European cities, including Rotterdam, Vienna, Athens, Wiesbaden and Marseille. In 2015, Thomas co-established ROBIN, an artist-run production structure for tailor-made artistic work. From 2017 onwards, he has been working as a PhD researcher at KASK / School of Arts at the University College in Ghent, where he is one of the founding members of The School of Speculative Documentary. Thomas Bellinck is currently developing Simple as ABC, a series of performances and installations about the apparatus of Western “migration management” and the visual economy of the illegalisation of migration. After an audio play about smell-based detection technology and a musical about the digitalization of “migration management”, he is now working on the next chapter, Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt, which will premiere in May 2019.
Arkadi ZAIDES Chorégraphe (Biélorussie / Portugal) Border Archives In this talk, choreographer Arkadi Zaides will discuss three of his recent works (one of which is in the process of…
Chorégraphe (Biélorussie / Portugal)
In this talk, choreographer Arkadi Zaides will discuss three of his recent works (one of which is in the process of making). A specific choreography is identified in the proximity of borders through the use of existing and assembled archives. In Archive (2014) it is the video archive of B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, from which he extracts gestures of Israeli settlers. In Talos (2017) it is an assembly of drone footage capturing the movement of migrants into Europe that he analyses to identify strategies of detection. In Necropolis (2019) it is a list documenting the deaths of refugees and migrants that attempt to access Europe, scrolling through which allows entry to the city of the dead and the collective body that inhabits it.
Arkadi Zaides, chorégraphe, né en 1979 en Biélorussie, a immigré en Israël en 1990. Sa compagnie est basée depuis 2015 à Villeurbanne (69), il travaille actuellement en Europe. Zaides est titulaire d’un Master en chorégraphie de l’école de théâtre d’Amsterdam. Il s’est produit dans plusieurs troupes israéliennes, dont la Batsheva Dance Company et la Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. Il a entamé une carrière indépendante en 2004. À travers ses projets, Arkadi Zaides aborde les questions sociales et politiques, sous l’angle du conflit israélo-palestinien tout d’abord, puis dans le contexte européen actuel. La pratique artistique de Zaides a pour but de susciter un débat critique, utilisant le corps comme médium à travers lequel les questions sociales et politiques trouvent leur expression la plus poignante. Ses spectacles et installations ont été présentés dans plusieurs lieux et festivales en Europe, en Amérique du Nord et du Sud et en Asie, dans ces pays entre autres : la Portugal, l’Portugal, les Pays-Bas, la Suisse, la Suède, le Canada, les Etats-Unis, la Chine, le Japon, la Norvège, la République Tchèque, la Pologne, l’Portugal, la Grèce, le Portugal, le Brésil et la Chine.