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"Bauhaus Theater Workshop for Dancers, Actors, Stage Designers, Filmmakers, Musicians and All Others Iinterested"
2001-08-06 until 2001-08-31
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Dessau, , DE Germany

For the third time, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation invites dancers, actors, stage designers, filmmakers, musicians and all others interested to an interdisciplinary theater workshop in the Bauhaus Building. A three-week experiment has been planned at the interface of new media, theater and dance - a field of growing significance for artistic expression in a world where everyday life is increasingly shaped by technology and the media.

Changes in the city such as we experience daily - and which also constitute the areas for design, research and instruction at the Bauhaus Dessau - are the underlying theme of the 3rd Bauhaus Theater Workshop. In today's dazzling entertainment and achievement-oriented service economy, where and how can a person find his own individual space and freedom of movement?

The Theater Workshop will experiment with the new possibilities which computers open up to the performing arts: interactive theater work and traditional forms of artistic expression are to merge in a synthesis.

The participants have the opportunity to become acquainted with and test a variety of computer programs used for interactive theater, as well as to use classic tools of stage design and scenography. It is also a question of finding out if interactive performance is more than just a trend: will the computer have a permanent effect on the performing arts?

The outcome of the project will not be a single finished piece, but instead a performance collage which will be presented both live and on the Internet to everyone interested.

The team:
Angelika Flaig (scenography, text) is a painter and performance artist from Stuttgart. For ten years she has directed the group signum+ and presented many works both at home and abroad.
Robert Wechsler (movement training, choreography, Intelligent Theater is the artistic director of the Palindrome Performance Group from Nuremberg. He studied with Merce Cunningham, among others.
Frieder Weiß (New Media, Intelligent Theater.) is Palindrome's technical director. He has been designing computer programs for the stage for years, and now heads the interaction laboratory at 01plus Institute for Art, Design and Media Technology in Nuremberg.
Burghard Duhm (dramaturgy, warming up, text) is a cultural scientist. Since 1989 he has worked at the Bauhaus Dessau on numerous projects related to the fields of culture and communication. Since 1998, the Bauhaus Theater is his most important sphere of work.

Guests:
Butch Rovan, from the USA, is a composer, performer and music researcher. He will develop an interactive soundscape with the participants on the first days of the Theater Workshop.
Tejo Janssen is from Amsterdam and will offer a two-day introductory workshop on Butoh dance. It will focus on the theme: The body as membrane.
Sasha Waltz, choreographer and co-director of the Schaubühne Berlin, will discuss and screen a film showing one of her productions; she will also give a short workshop and a public lecture.

Contact, further information and application:
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Burghard Duhm
Gropiusallee 38
D 06846 Dessau
Tel. +49 (0) 340 6508 237
Fax +49 (0) 340 6508 233
E-Mail duhm@bauhaus-dessau.de
Please enclose a short CV and a statement of interest with your application.
Fee: DM 850,-. Concessions will be considered on application.
Accommodation: The Bauhaus Guest House (about 20 minutes by tram or bicycle from the Bauhaus Building) offers accommodation facilities. Costs for the entire duration of the workshop: double room DM 90,-, small single room DM 140,-, large single room DM 180,-


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