Full Program: December 5th

Inclusive collaborations in contemporary performance
The concept of collaborating should be a textbook example of uniting performers, creators, thinkers, curators and audience. In reality women, non-cis identifying people (M/F/X), people of colour and people with disabilities are still being underrepresented on stage and neglected in the audience, unless specifically targeted (and therefore labeling) events are being organized. Why do inclusive performances still demand such an effort in the contemporary performative scene?

What are possible methodologies and challenges to change the aesthetic of contemporary performances into an aesthetic of access?
How can concert houses, theatre and dance halls contribute to a more diverse, inclusive and therefore representative, programming?
What is the responsibility of the artists themselves to promote and further the accessibility of their art to underrepresented target groups?

11u welcome by Max Greyson, researcher of CREATIE

11.15u Performance-lecture 7: Dr. Chikako Morishita (composer – JP)
A Silent and Invisible Pressure

12u break

12u10 Performance: Kim Spierenburg (electronic artist – NL) and Jaume Darbra Fa (flute – ES)
Inclusive performance

13u lunch break in Witte Foyer

13u 30 lunch concert: Sascha Bornkamp (NL) and Leonore Spee (NL)
Sascha and Leonore will show the results of some workshops they have been organising with students from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
Een nyeu liedeken: re-creation of Antwerp folk songs

14u45 workshop on accessible contemporary video-pieces
This workshop is open for everyone. Max Greyson, Tanja Erhart and Ine Vanoeveren will give tips and tricks on working inclusively in contemporary performance.

15u30 panel with Max Greyson (BE), Patricia Alessandrini (FR), Tanja Erhart (AT) and Marcelo F. Lazcano (CL)

17u break

17u15 Keynote Max Greyson (BE)
From excellence to relevance – a contemporary approach to redefining artistic practices as a motor for a more inclusive society

18u closing words by Ine Vanoeveren, chair of CREATIE and Linda Jankowska, doctoral researcher of Mixed Currents

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