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Workshop theatre and diversity “Racism and critical whiteness”

Even a successful format like Theaterwelten can be and has to be improved and further developed. Upon evaluation, one important point will be the question how to adapt difficult themes for a broader audience. Questions like “Theatre and Diversity?” or “”How much racism can be traced in European Cultural Work?” are essential, when you take yourself serious working as an international theatre maker. Workshop theatre and diversity “Racism and critical whiteness” weiterlesen

Theatre in Africa – Space-Body-Escape

Our workshop leader Christel Gbaguidi from Benin put the focus on people – their conditions and circumstances – wherever they were from: Africa, Europe, Berlin, Rudolstadt, Benin, Gambia or Esslingen. It was not just a theory. We, the participants of his workshop, represented these people: some with, some without experiences as refugees. Some come from the European continent, others are of African origin; some are from a safe background, others are from an insecure environment. Here or there, they are legally or illegally. They have come in inflatable dinghies across the sea or they don’t know the sea. Theatre in Africa – Space-Body-Escape weiterlesen

Workshop theatre and diversity “Racism and critical whiteness”

Even a successful format like Theaterwelten can be and has to be improved and further developed. Upon evaluation, one important point will be the question how to adapt difficult themes for a broader audience. Questions like “Theatre and Diversity?” or “”How much racism can be traced in European Cultural Work?” are essential, when you take yourself serious working as an international theatre maker. A gathering like Theaterwelten has to provide a podium to look for answers to these questions if the festival targets sincerity. However, the first experiences show that these topics have to be discussed in rather small-format works and run on long-term perspectives. This also was a key point expressed during the feedback session that was carried out by work shop leader Jessica Laignel from Berlin. Workshop theatre and diversity “Racism and critical whiteness” weiterlesen

THEATRE WORK IN BENIN

Art as transmission of reality with its complex of social and socio-political problems in times of globalization exemplarily presented by Arts Vagabonds’ projects linking Germany and Benin, Africa and Europe.
by Christel Gbaguidi
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, West-African Benin entered democracy. Taking notice of Benin the majority of Germans is reminded of its own capital city Berlin. Even though linguistic aspects may lead to confusion, both terms describe different worlds not only because of their geography, but also due to their socio-political or economic genuineness. THEATRE WORK IN BENIN weiterlesen