Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Stage for the 21st Century

How porous and fleshy can the theater be? Working with an expanded understanding of the theater, this workshop will explore what a relevant stage for the 21st century could be. Using a feminist praxis and with an eye towards Jane Rendell’s articulation of a critical spatial practice, we will think and move through concepts of collectivity, interiority, alterity, performativity and materiality. What forms of performative architectures does this vocabulary enable and generate? Through a process of reading theory, talking, dancing and choreographic practices we hope to, at the end of our three weeks together, create a performative space that is inclusive, sensuous, responsive and challenging—one that performs as we wish it would; or perhaps performs what we didn’t know we or it wanted.