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This year’s festival conversations explore the processes involved in the performative arts in global perspectives. With the ambition of providing a forum for penetrating conversations about relevant questions, we’ve invited some exciting guests to talk with us during the festival week.


Presentation of the festival’s guests of honor


Farnaz Arbabi

Monday Aug 26 18.00-20.30

Kristallfoajen Stora Teatern
Length: ca 2 tim och 30 min

Language: Swedish

Free entrance, but you have to book your seat.
You can book your ticket 12 August at 12.00 a.m. 

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Tilde Björfors. Photo: Mattias Edwall

About:
This year the festival has invited the participation of three guests of honor, each an influential artist in the performing arts with a relationship to The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival. This particular conversation will take a look at driving forces, role models and personal choices. The guests of honor will share their personal experiences, their lives in the performative arts.

Participants:
Farnaz Arbabi, Director of Unga Klara
Tilde Björfors, Director, former Artistic Director of Cirkus Cirkör
Kenneth Kvarnström, choreographer, Festival Director, former Theatre Manager

Kenneth Kvarnström. Photo: Christofer Backholm

Moderator: Ingrid Elam, writer and critic, previously Dean of The Faculty of the Arts, Gothenburg University


When is it ready?


Farnaz Arbabi

Monday Aug 26 19.45-22.15

Kristallfoajen Stora Teatern
Length: ca 2 tim och 30 min

Language: Swedish

Free entrance, but you have to book your seat.
You can book your ticket 12 August at 12.00 a.m. 

Read more here

David Dencik. Photo: Christian Krog

About:
Three currently active directors and actors discuss their artistic processes, methods and gut feelings about bringing a concept to fruition. Succeeding, failing and decisive moments.

Participants:
Farnaz Arbabi, director, artistic director of Unga Klara
David Dencik, actor
Eirik Stubø, director, previously theatre manager

Eirik Stubø. Photo: Nadja Sjöström

Moderator: Catharina Bergil, division head and lecturer, performing arts, Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University.


Considering today’s performing arts


Theresa Benér. Photo: Peggy Eklöf

Thursday 29 aug 17.30-18.30

The foyer of  Göteborgs Stadsteater
Length: 1h

Language: Swedish  

Free entrance, but you have to book your seat.
You can book your ticket 12 August at 12.00 a.m. 

Read more here

Iggy Malmborg. Photo: Johanna Malm

About:
What is the position of the Swedish performing arts in an international perspective? Are the Swedish performances recognizable as such? What trends are observable? Are there any clear directions forward?

Participants:
Theresa Benér, theatre critic and performing arts commentator specializing in international performance
Iggy Malmborg, freelance actor and director with international perpectives
Ulrika Josephsson, Project Manager for the Bergman Festival, previously Theatre Manager, Producer of performing arts productions

Ulrika Josephsson. Photo: Cata Potin

Moderator: Catharina Bergil, division head and lecturer, performing arts, Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University.

Meet us at Stora Teatern!


The festival is produced by Stora Teatern and is the natural meeting spot throughout the festival week.

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