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2014-08-29
Art of Ageing
Opening of the Art of Ageing season in European theatres!
Issue No. 1

Living longer with better health care
Shrinking young generation
Declining immigration

An additional 24 Million people will live in Europe by 2040
By 2060 65-year and older people will make up 42% of the entire EU population
In 6 years the EU will already massively lack labor force

WHAT DO WE DO ?

The Art of Ageing is an artistic project which aims at bringing the burning issue of our ageing societies and the resulting challenges via innovative art creation and theatre co-production to international audiences. By creating an acute visibility and awareness The Art of Ageing develops new perspectives and approaches to position artistic research in the current international, multidisciplinary scientific and socio-political discourse between Western- and Eastern European artists, scientists and audiences on demographic changes.
OPENING IN TIMISOARA !
The Clock is ticking / Die Uhr tickt / Pe ceas

By Peca Stefan

Directed by Malte C. Lachmann

A coproduction by Teatrul National Timisoara, Romania & Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany

PREMIERE ON SEPTEMBER 7 !

Teatrul National Timisoara, Romania

The renowned Romanian playwright Peca Stefan interviewed people in Germany, considered to be one of the pillars of the European economy and in Romania, the reminder of communism in permanent transition. He observed unimaginable similarities but also striking differences in the way people relate to ageing. The final play will reflect on those stories and invite the audience to witness the ageing of the performance.

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Credit: Felix Grünschloß
SAVE ALL THEATRE PREMIERE DATES !

The clock is ticking / Die Uhr tickt / Pe ceas

By Peca Stefan, directed by Malte C. Lachmann
07 September, Teatrul National Timisoara, Romania

03 October, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany


Strawberry Orphans / Erdbeerwaisen / Căpşunile şi Orfanii

By werkgruppe2 
27 September, Teatrul National "Marin Sorescu" Craiova, Romania
23 October, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany

Fen Fires / Land der ersten Dinge / Bludičky
By Nino Haratischwili, directed by Brit Bartkowiak
14 November, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

27 November, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, Slovakia

I am crying instead of my dog / Ich befürchte, jetzt kennen wir uns

By Ivor Martinić, directed by Miriam Horwitz
16 November, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, Germany

16 January 2015, Gavella City Drama Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia

NOW LIVE !
Visit the multimedia documentation of the project !
With the multimedia documentation, the ETC keeps you informed on all aspects of the project.

Follow the project on the blog !
You find on the blog all the latest updates on the development of the project. Stay tuned, new posts are coming every week!
www.artofageing.eu


For further information please contact the ETC office

Elsa Varenne (Project Coordinator)
evarenne@etc-cte.org

Heidi Wiley (General Secretary of the European Theatre Convention)
hwiley@etc-cte.org

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