05.05.2021

Viirus International after corona

Online Lab: International After Corona

ONLINE-DISCUSSION
ANALOG (GER) meets VIIRUS (FIN)

Livestream
Freitag, 7.5.2021 – 3pm (GER) / 4pm (FIN)

No admission

Lenght: 1 1/2 h – Language: English

Participants: Petra Hannus (Goethe-Institut Finnland, FIN), Priit Raud (Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Baltoscandal festival, EE), Tim Mrosek (studiobühneköln, DE), Marje Hirvonen (dancer, choreographer, DE/FIN), Jakob Öhrman (Nya Rampen, FIN) Daniel Schüßler (Analogtheater, DE), Silvia Werner (Analogtheater, DE), Jussi Sorjanen (Teater Viirus, FIN), Mirkka Maikola (Teater Viirus, FIN)

Host: Eeva Bergroth (Klockriketeatern, FIN)

Representatives of Analogtheater and Teater Viirus met for the first time in 2018, on a dark winter night in Helsinki. Not long after, they agreed to bring the German production NUR UTOPIEN SIND NOCH REALISTISCH to stage in Finland. International cooperation was flourishing, the future looked bright. Then came Corona. On Friday 7th (on a day when ”Utopien” was to premiere in Finland) both theatres gather together to discuss international relations after Corona.

How do we meet people in the future, as international travelling will inevitably diminish and digital meetings and seminars will replace physical contact. Can new ideas and contacts be created online? How can institutions and financiers support international cooperation? What is the meaning of festivals and residencies in the future? What has changed after Corona? How to network? We are also inclined to ask ourselves, if we need international cooperation at all? Maybe we all should stay home? Be sustainable. Why do we need other people, other languages, other visions of the world?

Analogtheater and Teater Viirus invite their friends and supporters to join the discussion.

The first half of the discussion will be pondering international themes with depth and seriousness. Audience members have a possibility to comment and ask questions through Vimeo chat. In the next half, we simulate the typical theatre festival bar: we open our beers and move to informal levels of connecting. It is Friday after all, all around Europe.

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