Assembly – Treffpunkt und Austauschforum
Meeting Place and Exchange Forum

  • Fri 16.03.18 10 h – 13 h

In English

Free Entrance

How do artists operate in social contexts? The performing arts consistently reflect their own basic social determinants. Work with and in communities and specific audience situations and work in different social settings shape the artistic self-image. Aesthetic practices operate within different social contexts, encounter distinctive local phenomena and take place within political structures. The interplay of these social dimensions is analysed, exemplified and presented for disposition in artistic practice. What kind of questions do the artists ask themselves?

Impulses from: Claudia Bosse, Julian Warner & Oliver Zahn (HAUPTAKTION), Xavier Le Roy
Host: Susanne Traub (Fachbereich Theater und Tanz, Goethe-Institut)

Every morning, the ASSEMBLY is a meeting place for the public, artists, curators, and people engaged in the cultural sector. Whether in short thematic kick-off statements, in an arena, or in individual encounters—all of the participants are invited to take advantage of the light-flooded architecture of the SANAA building on the Zollverein site for a relaxed exchange.

Here, the artistic positions and questions raised by the Dance Platform can be dissected, interwoven and explored as well as placed in a broad social, local and global context.

The Dance Platform is also always an (inter)national exchange forum. Network partners, cultural institutes, artists, and multiplicators are invited to set their thoughts in motion and discuss current developments in society, science and the economy and how these interact with dance and choreography.

DO 15.03. — SA 17.03.2018
10-13 H
In German and English

Free Entrance

Full ASSEMBLY program

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SANAA building
Folkwang University of the Arts