TRANSLATE! – A Symposium on Language and Language Transfer in International Productions

April 4, 2019, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Podewil, Klosterstrasse 68, 10179 Berlin

International collaboration within the independent performing arts has changed and developed in recent years. Networks and funding programs have been newly created or have been adapted and dealing with issues of representation and diversity has especially raised awareness of the important of collaborations.

Working with language and language transfer in this process takes on a critical significance. A central task seems to be that the artistic process and its presentation are dealt with at eye level in terms of language and translation.
Using examples from artistic productions as well as touring perspectives, the symposium TRANSLATE! examines some of the questions resulting from international productions and teams: which language(s) are spoken and understood by whom? How can subtitling and other forms of language transfer ensure as differentiated an experience as possible? What translation options are actually available and what kind of technologic innovations exist? In what manner can translation become an artistic component of the production?

Exchange and inspiration for the participants will be in the focus of the schedule of programming, realized in the form of short presentations, open rounds of conversation and panel discussions. At the same, participants will have the opportunity to make contact with colleagues who work in related fields.

The complete schedule of programming will be published in the middle of March on our homepage.

We look forward to an exciting symposium. Please send us an informal registration by March 28, 2019 in the form of an email to: fachtag2019(at)