New residency programme uniting five performing artists from Africa and Europe in Spring 2020 in Athens. See details here. Application deadline 24 January 2020.
A performance, produced by Brain Store Project, Sofia and MS Schrittmacher, Berlin
If you want a better life you must live a better life.
In the Bulgarian-German co-production A Better Life, the three choreographers and performers Iva Sveshtarova, Willy Prager and Martin Stiefermann ask what we would have to do to achieve it and explore the topic of constant mobility and inconstancy. The performance is based on the research project was focusing on German senior citizens living in old-age poverty going to Bulgaria and young Bulgarians coming to Germany to work in the medical and health care sector. What does ‚a better life‘ even mean today? When are we ready to trade social capital against material capital?
In a series of workshops Hana Tefrati from Marrakech and Shaymaa Shoukry from Cairo looked at everyday sexism and practised self-assertion mechanisms against gender-specific violence. The collected stories, personal experiences and thoughts led to a choreographic performance.
The premiere will take place on 14.11.2019, further performances on 15. + 16.11. at kampnagel, Hamburg.
The work will now be shown in Vienna and Berlin:
The performance was developed during several research phases in Alexandria, Cairo and Vienna and is a performative dialogue in Englisch, Arabic and German about the construction of gender, ideologies and subjectivities in different realities and different geopolitical environments.
As of 2020 the Robert Bosch Stiftung focuses on four new topics in the area of international relations:
Conflict, Climate Change, and Migration. The Foundation also has the mandate to explore the topic of Inequality.
By the end of the year 2019, the foundation will provide further information on the strategic objectives and activities in the new topics on their website. Operational activities and grant making will start in January 2020.
About 100 theatre artists and arts managers got together for the festival and network meeting XCHANGES from May 16 to 18, 2019 in Hamburg for the conclusion of the programme Szenenwechsel. In coproduction with kampnagel and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung the ITI organised a three-day-festival with six international performances and exchange formats, such as work groups, panels and workshops.
Two calls for proposals are open:
The Goethe-Institut Goethe continues to offer its international co-production fund, supporting cultural exchanges, and the i-Portunus pilot project has been launched, testing different approaches to short-term mobility between European countries.
theaterwerkstatt hannover presents the Germany premiere of For Heaven’s Sake, Icarus directed by Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy performed in Arabic (with German translation).
Please not that though two members of the Egyptian team were not granted visas the performances will be adopted and nevertheless take place. Please find the press release (in German) here PM_Icarus
With its work the Robert Bosch Stiftung aspires to initiate processes of social change and make a relevant and effective contribution in its select fields. Due to the significantly changing international context, the Foundation decided to fundamentally review its programmes, to strategically realign its work, and to focus.