Will beauty save the world?
Making Theatre in Times of Crisis
2018, 8TH November, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, New York
There is a natural tension between work that has is created for aesthetic reasons and work that is created for community and social justice goals. Does there need to be? How to use theatre to create social inclusion and build plural communities? Theatre companies from all over Europe and US talk about the challenge they face every day.
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The relationship between art and communities keeps getting richer in experiences that foster the access of all citizens to creative and cultural activities and that contribute to the processes of social innovation. The artistic projects with local communities are particularly effective in creating links, building wellbeing, developing learning and promoting the ownership of cultural and landscape heritage between young people and adults.
The Social Community Theatre Centre (University of Turin, Italy) organizes together with Bond Street Theatre (NY), Irondale Center (NY) and Touchstone Theatre (Pennsylvania) a conference on the role of theatre in building active communities and creating with them high quality artistic events.
The conference presents and evaluates through testimonies, reflections and workshops significant experiences in research and intervention in Europe and US. It is based on the experiences of the 30 events realized in the frame of the European Social Community Theatre Project Caravan Next.
It is open to professionals, students, citizens who would like to:
– learn more about the Social Community Theatre methodology
– share their experience on community theatre
– talk about the best practices to audience development and community development
9.00- 12.00 WORKING ON AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THEATRE
9:00 IRONDALE THEATRE
CARAVAN NEXT PRESENTATION
9.10 SCT Centre | UNITO
Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, Alberto Pagliarino & Cecilia Allegra
talk and video presentation: Art and communities in Caravan Next project: methodology, formats, challenges and partners’ network
TALKS (15-20 min each)
10:00 IRONDALE THEATRE
11.15 BOND STREET THEATRE
Joanna Sherman & Michael McGuigan
10.30 TOUCHSTONE THEATRE
James Jordan & Christopher Shorr
10.45 THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED NYC
11.00 PING CHONG + COMPANY
Tiffany Yasmin Hosein
11.15 SCT Centre | UNITO
“The fruit salad format”
Alberto Pagliarino & Maurizio Bertolini
12 Noon Lunch
1:00 – 3.30 THE GOLDEN EXERCISES
The theatre exercise you love the most leading
Each company leads 1 or 2 short and particularly meaningful exercises of their work (20 min). The audience is invited to take part in it.
1.00 IRONDALE THEATRE
1.20 TOUCHSTONE THEATRE
1.40 BOND STREET THEATRE
2.00 PING CHONG + COMPANY
2.20 SCT Centre | UNITO
2.40 THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED NYC
3.30 Group photo and Closing
10 CARAVAN NEXT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
This Conference is one out of 10 international conferences in the frame of the European Social Community Theatre Project Caravan Next – co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. The conferences aim on spreading inspiration, tools and knowledge about social community theatre based on the experiences of the 30 Caravan Next events.
All 10 Caravan Next conferences in 2018:
APRIL: Conference in Brussels, Belgium, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret. MAY: Conference in Seville, Spain, by Atalaya/TNT. JUNE: Conference in Szczecin, Poland, by Teatr Brama. SEPTEMBER: Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, By ZID Theatre. OCTOBER: Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, by Atalaya/TNT, Conference in Turin, Italy, by UNITO/SCT Center, Conference in TaoYuan City, Taiwan, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Conference in Sydney, Australia, by Teatr Brama. NOVEMBER: Conference in Morocco, by ZID Theater, Conference taking place in both New York and Bethlehem, USA, by UNITO/SCT Center.
Further information on www.caravanext.eu