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ETC Newsletter Autumn 2014    
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International Theatre Conference more...
In Focus : Ukraine more...
News from European Theatres more...
EU Affairs more...
International Theatre Conference
The Future of Europe

Next ETC conference & general assembly, 27 - 30 November, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany
The next ETC International Theatre Conference and General Assembly hosted by the Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany) is due to take place from November 27 -30. For four days ETC, Europe's theatre network, invites theatre professionals and artists coming from all over Europe to interrogate "THE FUTURE OF EUROPE". The conference will be a place for debate and dialogue to ask after the European elections a few months ago, and after the new European Commission took office a few weeks ago - What's in it for Europe's people? What tasks for Europe's theatres? Confirmed speakers include Rodrigo Garcia, artistic director of the Humain trop humain theatre in Montpellier, Stefanie Carp, festival director and Camille de Toledo, founder of the European Society of Authors.
Alongside the conference, theatre makers will exchange best practices and further develop skills in professional workshops focusing on "Social cohesion and inclusion in theatre – reaching out to marginalised audiences with visual and hearing impairments" and "Audience development strategies in theatres of the ETC".
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In Focus: Ukraine
European Theatre Networking with Ukrainian theatres & artists
The concerning political situation in Ukraine gives reason to strengthen ETC's ties with theatres and artists coming from the country currently in crisis to build bridges and connect with partners in the ETC network. During the 'Future of Europe' ETC international conference and the 'Fast Forward' European theatre festival, the situation and work of Ukrainian theatre makers and theatres will be made a focal point. The new programm offers encounters with an invited delegation of artists and theatre directors to present their work, connect with partners from across Europe and engage in an exchange of view on current artistic, cultural and political issues. Click for full details here
News from European Theatres
Schauspiel Leipzig (Germany)
Schauspiel Leipzig shows Richard Yates’ “Revolutionary Road” / “Zeiten des Aufruhrs” first time on stage. December 6th 2014 is the premiere of the stage version of Richard Yates’ novel “Revolutionary Road / Zeiten des Aufruhrs” at Schauspiel Leipzig, Germany. It’s the very first theatre worldwide to bring Yates’ great novel of suburban life to the stage, directed by Artistic Director Enrico Lübbe.
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Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
Dino Mustafić, artistic director of the well known MESS - International Theatre Festival in Sarajevo, directed »The Dragon« by the Russian writer and playwright Evgeny Shvarts (1896–1958), produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica (Slovenia) which premiered on 13 November 2014 in Nova Gorica and will be on throughout this season. More information
27 - 30 November 2014. Fast Forward invites you to get an insightful and diverse idea about the future of European theatre. Young emerging directors from France, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Belgium // 7 productions in 4 days // Fast Forward - European Festival for Young Stage Directors. More information
Teatro Metastasio STABILE DELLA TOSCANA (Italy)
Bernard-Marie Koltès’ Quai Ouest, directed by PAOLO MAGELLI, is on stage in Prato - Teatro Fabbricone till December 2nd. In Quai Ouest we will see how we should have lived and… why we are at the end. More information
Theater und Orchester Heidelberg (Germany)
Research in Afghanistan - Save the date
Since late October 2014, members of the costa compagnie are in Afghanistan doing research for the second part of the project CONVERSION. Taking the end of the US-American military presence in Heidelberg as starting Point, the cooperation between the Theater and Orchester Heidelberg and the independent theatre company from Hamburg focuses on the impact of foreign military presence and the traces it leaves behind on both sides. CONVERSION_2 opens on May 8, 2015 in Heidelberg.
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Also coming up - Mexico is guest country at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2015. The renowned contemporary theatre festival and forum for new playwrights is proud to present new Mexican theatre as part of the program from April 24 - May 3, 2015.   More information
De Toneelmakerij - Theatre Cafe Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Save the dates: From 28 -30 May 2015 the Toneelmakerij organizes and Hosts one of the five Theatre Cafes in Europe. An international symposium on European theatrical texts for children and young people. For writers, translators, directors, dramaturges and other professionals from the field of young people's theatre and beyond. The Theatre Cafe Festival is dedicated to spreading high quality repertoire for children and young people throughout Europe. To register or to receive more information, please click here.
EU affairs
New EU Commissioner for Culture
“Now it's time to roll up the sleeves and get down to work. Europe's challenges cannot wait.” These were the words of the new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the beginning of his term of office. The European Commission under the leadership of Luxemburg’s former Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker took over officially on 1 November 2014.
Tibor Navracsics from Hungary is the new EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
In a mission letter, the new Commission President outlined the most important tasks for the Culture Commissioner.The areas of education and culture, according to Juncker, “have substantial societal and political significance”. “While locally and nationally rooted, education, culture and civic participation are perceived by EU citizens as a key component of our shared European identity and values,” writes Juncker.
Aside from the modernisation of the European education systems, Juncker is commissioning his Culture Commissioner to promote “culture as a catalyst for innovation”, and to promote cultural diversity. Furthermore, he expects contributions to the “knowledge triangle” between education, business and research, and to networks and excellence initiatives among European universities.
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Europe Culture Program The ETC project "European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital" is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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The ETC project "NADIA" is co-funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and developed in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.
Le projet de la CTE "NADIA" est cofinancé par la Fondation culturelle de l'Etat fédéral et développé en coopération avec la Fondation culturelle d'Allianz