Symposium: Audience Generation and Communication

"Cultural Communication Formats for the Independent Performing Arts Community"
A Symposium of Theater Scoutings Berlin

November 27, 2015
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Why do independent dance and theater productions offer communication formats? Why do artists and performance venues participate? What artistic interest do they have in this? What do audiences expect and what do they get out of these formats? Together with our partners, all interested participants and guests, we will thoroughly immerse ourselves in the topic of “communication in independent dance and theater”. Various communication formats within dance and theater productions in Berlin will be presented discussed in work groups and enriched with examples from practical experiences.

Schedule of Events


10:45 am: Greeting

11:00 am: Presentations

  • Michael Enslein, writer/director, Theater-Küche-Produktion
  • Ute Pinkert, Professor of Theater Education, Berlin University of the Arts

11:45 am: Best Practices – Innovative Communication Programs Presentation and Panel Discussion

  • Sonja Augart: Feedback Lab Goes Public (amongst others,  Let’s Talk about Dance!)
  • Oliver Brandt, Mustafa Akça and Gülay Kelebek: Selam Opera!, Komische Oper
  • Susanne Chrudina: Performance Venue Tours, Theater Scouting Berlin

1:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00 pm: Work Groups: A Critical Look at the Classic Formats

  • The Post-Performance Discussion - Led Oliver Brandt and Mustafa Akça
    Presentation: Julia Schreiner, HAU Hebbel am Ufer
  • The Introduction – Led by Susanne Chrudina
    Presentation: Esther Ningelgen and Patrizia Carlucci, Theater RambaZamba
  • The Workshop – Led by Sonja Augart
    Presentation: Janka Panskus, Gorki X

4:00 pm: Final round of discussions and "Apéro" in the Bar at Ballhaus Ost, 3rd floor