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Theatre and Pluralistic Societies: Potentials of "Copresence"

Excellence Lab Europe 2022

Event info

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

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.