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Excellence Lab Europe 2022

Theatre and Pluralistic Societies: Potentials of "Copresence"

Event info

  • today from 01/09/2022 to 04/09/2022
  • place Phygital
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • Coordination

    Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken in cooperation with Villa Vigoni

In theatre, ‘co-presence’ refers to the simultaneous presence of actors and audience during a performance. It is, however, also suitable for describing cultural diversity in social space. Moreover, because theatre is centrally defined by co-presence, it seems particularly predestined to respond to and itself influence social processes and experiences of cultural co-presence. The conference will explore European theatre’s responses to the challenges of social co-presence in past and present: canon and co-presence; theatre and displacement; cross-border, intercultural, multilingual and participatory theatre; theatre with digitally connected or completely absent audiences; intertextuality and intermediality in theatre work are among the topics at the centre of the lectures. The conference brings together international researchers with theatre professionals.


Conference within the framework of the cooperation between the University of Saarland and the Villa Vigoni.