Tidligere kursus 2009

After the Fall

 – an international conference about theatre, visual arts and politics 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

October 24th & 25th, 2009


The conference AFTER THE FALL focuses on the cultural and political situation in Europe right now - 20 years after the fall of the Wall.

What Utopias – if any – have arosen due to the fall of the former Eastern and  Western block?
What new artistic forms of expression have emerged?
Has the massive boom of art biennales and theatre festivals in the 90’s and 00’s contributed to a diversity of artistic exchange or rather led to a global standardization of the artistic expression?
How does the ongoing financial crisis and recession influence our comprehension of the last 20 years of history?
Are we facing a new historical turning point, and are we now to re-interpret the events of the last decades?

To discuss these burning issues we have invited a number of prominent voices from the international art scene and social debate: Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (dramaturge and prof. University of Hamburg), Svetlana Boym (artist, curator and prof. Harvard University), Loretta Napoleoni (economist and journalist from Italy), Uffe Østergård (historian and prof. CBS), Matthias Lilienthal (head of Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), Berlin), Mikolaj Grabowski (Head of Stary Theatre, Krakow), Iphigenia Taxopoulou (head of International Relations at the National Theatre of Northern Greece), Staffan Valdemar Holm (theatre director and ex-head of Dramaten in Stockholm), Emmet Feigenberg (head of the Drama Department at the Royal Danish Theatre), Sanne Kofoed Olsen (head of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde) and Mikkel Bolt (art historian, University of Copenhagen)

As part of the conference we are showing the performance The History of the Future by the Danish writer and director Christian Lollike. In addition, works by Svetlana Boym will be exhibited in The Royal Arts Academy’s new Exhibit BKS Garage at the Carlsberg-area (Ny Carlsberg Vej 68).

The Conference is organised by the Royal Danish Theatre, the Goethe Institute in Copenhagen, CPH: DOX, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, cultural magazine Lettre Internationale and the The Danish National School of Theatre - Continuing Education.

The Conference has been surported by Oticon Fonden

Please note that changes may occur in the programme

Place: Portscenen in Skuespilhuset/The Royal Danish Playhouse
Participant fee: 50,- DKK.

Conference participants will also receive discounts on tickets to Christian Lollike’s performance The History of the Future. Tickets can be bought for the special price of a 100 DKK. + an admin. fee. When you sign up for the conference you get a link to the special ticket offer for this event.




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