A Season of Performance Writing

Writing on performing arts, February – May 2018

A Season of Performance Writing is a series of practical writing workshops for everyone interested in writing, performance, and writing about performance. You will be invited to the dress rehearsals of five premieres across Berlin's independent stages and spaces, ranging from dance to theatre. After the show, lively writing exercises geared towards developing your skills, examining your ideas around performance, and writing from a fresh perspective will be facilitated. Sessions, held in English, are led by Richard Aslan and Louise Trueheart of INTERNATIONAL NOTICE whose joint experience encompasses performance making, choreography, writing, and editing. 

A Season of Performance Writing is brought to you by INTERNATIONAL NOTICE and THEATERSCOUTINGS BERLIN. INTERNATIONAL NOTICE is an artist-led project generating a constantly evolving archive of original and innovative critical writing in response to independent performance in Berlin. In collaboration with over 30 venues, THEATERSCOUTINGS BERLIN opens a path for audience to the independent performing arts community in Berlin, with various formats including post-performance discussions, pre-performance introductions, rehearsal visits, guided tours, workshops.

Price for the season is €90, which includes the invitation to 5 performances and the writing workshops following each of them. An early-bird rate of €75 is available until February 15th. (Prices are VAT inclusive.) All rehearsals and workshops take place in the evening, with the exception of Figures in a Landscape, which begins at 3:00pm. 

To find out more and reserve your place, email us on: international.notice(at)gmail.com


o | - nonverbal communication
by Mimi Jeong
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Uferstudios, Uferstraße 8, 13357 Berlin (U-Bhf. Pankstraße)

How is a body determined by its confrontation to an inert body? This creation is conceived as a questioning on the influence of distance, physical or invisible sources on the human body in the space.

Figures in a Landscape
by Tanzcompagnie Rubato
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin (S-Bhf. Potsdamer Platz)

Interdisciplinary project between fine arts and dance
A meditation on living painting and moving sculptures, a dialogue between visual art and dance, between European and Chinese culture. Only through body and costumes, in action and silence, a large, dynamic sculpture in continuous metamorphosis will be created - a corresponding, circling process of becoming and passing away.

Cassandra Has Turned
by Kareth Schaffer, with Manon Parent, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Cathy Walsh
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin (U-Bhf. Weinmeisterstraße)

Dance / Performance
Cassandra, princess of Troy, is the point of departure for this new dance-opera-performance. She has a gift and a curse: she can see the future, but is doomed to be disbelieved. In this two-part work, Cassandra is reimagined as a living archive of potential futures and alternative pasts, catastrophes and multiverse utopias to become a kaleidoscopic oracle in body and voice.

GOG / MAGOG 4: Europe
by internil
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Theaterdiscounter, Klosterstraße 44, 10179 Berlin (U-Bhf. Klosterstraße, S+U-Bhf Alexanderplatz)

Performance theatre
GOG / MAGOG is an apocalyptic disinformation campaign in four stages. After having surfed the conflict zones of Ukraine, Syria, and Israel, the last part remembers a home long gone: The fake continent of Europe and its final downfall.

Aids Follies
by Johannes Müller/Philine Rinnert with Genoel von Lilienstern
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin (U-Bhf. Weinmeisterstraße)

Musical theatre
Müller and Rinnert examine AIDS via musical theater from their research into the long over-due acquittal of Patient Zero, aka Gaëtan Dugas, and the propagation of stereotypes from the Gay Plague to AIDS in Africa. Composer Genoel von Lilienstern sets this research to music: love songs, Cameroonian pop, colonial marches, porn sounds, and the droning of 'educational' films.

More Information about International Notice: www.internationalnotice.org

More Information about Theaterscoutings Berlin: www.theaterscoutings-berlin.de