30 Years of the Giessen School
MAR 11, 2013 | 2:00 PM TO 6:15 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
March 11, 2013: 2:00 PM-6:15 PM
"30 Years of the Giessen School (Germany) Bridging Academia & the Performing Arts"
Afternoon Screenings (excerpts):
2pm-3pm: Prometheus in Athens, Rimini Protokoll
3pm-4pm: Stadt als Beute, René Pollesch
4pm-5pm: Super Night Shot, Gob Squad
5pm-6:15pm: Theatre Without Audience, preview screening of a new work by Pawel Kocambasi (full screening)
Since the early 1980s, the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany, has pioneered the intergrated study of theory and practice in the performing arts. International guest faculty--including renowned US theatre artists Robert Wilson; Richard Schechner; Lee Breuer; John Jesurun; and Molly Davis--have joined European teaching artists like Heiner Muller; George Tabori; and Heiner Goebbels, now chair of the Giessen School, to nurture students who have changed the landscape of German theatre, including Rimini Protokoll; Hans-Werner Kroesinger; Rene Pollesch; She She Pop; Gob Squad; and the Segal Center's own Frank Hentschker.
It was also while teaching in Giessen that Hans-Thies Lehmann developed his ground-breaking theory of post-dramatic theatre. Join us for an afternoon program of screenings of work by Giessen alumni and faculty, followed by an evening discussion with Giessen School founder Andrzej Wirth, PAH (A Journal of Performance and Art), and New York multidisciplinary artist John Jesurun. Moderated by Frank Hentschker.
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