Symposium Czech Crash 2014

International Symposium on Festivals’ Curating within the 4+4 Days in Motion festival

October 16 – 17, 2014 at the Palace U Styblu, Prague

International symposium Czech Crash 2014 will become an important part of the forthcoming 19th edition of the 4+4 Days in Motion festival. Over 30 international and local dramaturges, curators and artistic directors of dance, theatre and interdisciplinary festivals and institutions who have essentially influenced the dramaturgy of the 4+4 Days in Motion festival as well as the shape of current progressive creative and dramaturgic line in the field of performing arts, will come to Prague to present and discuss the festivals vision and practice.

Join open international discussion on contemporary performing arts, festival’s dramaturgy and its influence as well as festival’s cooperation with artists.

Key topics includes: Trends and aesthetics in the performing arts – festival’s globalization and stereotypes – aesthetics in the context of the geographical location // Curating in the performing arts – Deviations and similarity of a programmer and curator // Festival’s educational and social role // „Scouting in art “ – investment in an artist, a long-term period, trust// What has influenced “my taste” & “the worst” and “the most successful” dramaturgy of my life.

speakers include

Eva Neklyaeva – Baltic Circle Festival FI // Tilmann Broszat – SPIELART DE // Gundega Laivina – Homo Novus Festival LV // Rainer Hofmann – SPRING Performing Arts Festival NL // Katrien Verwilt – Københavns Internationale Teater DK // Silvia Bottiroli – Santarcangelo dei Teatri IT// Kristof Blom – CAMPO BE // Florian Malzacher – Impulse Theater Festival DE // Bettina Kogler – WUK performing arts AT // Mark Yeoman – Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival NL // Mikael Aaltonen – Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Theatre, Urban Art Festival URB, Moving in November FI // Janez Janša – Maska SI // Joanna Leśnierowska – Stary Browar Nowy Taniec PL // Fanni Nánay – PLACCC Festival / Artopolis Association HU // Vallejo Gantner – Performance Space 122 USA // Paz Santa Cecilia – La Biennale di Venezia/Teatro, IDEM Festival of Performing Arts and Social Inclusion ESP // Myriam Prongué – Pro Helvetia/ Division Théâtre CH // Stéphanie Pécourt – Walonie-Bruxeles Theatre-Dance BE // George Skalkogiannis – Memoranda Productions CAN // Kristina Matvienko – Golden Mask Festival RU // Hugo Bergs – TAKT Dommelhof BE // Marie Le Sourd – On the Move FR // Judith Blankenberg – Festival De Keuze NL // Sodja Lotker – Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space CZ // Roman Černík – Johan z.s. CZ // Ondřej Hrab – Archa Theatre CZ // Zdena & Michal Kolečkovi – Faculty of Art and Design UJEP CZ

Curator of the symposium: Pavel Štorek
Cooperation on the concept: Romana Maliti, Martin Bernátek, Lukáš Jiřička, Sodja Lotker
Production and cooperation on the concept: Daniela Pařízková

program can be found here

Registration is open till October 10, 2014.
the form can be found here

Participation Fee: 290 CZK / 190 CZK
Venue: Palace U Styblu, Vaclavske namesti 28, Prague 1

Official language: English


With the support of

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic // City of Prague // Four Days // Arts and Theatre Institute // Goethe-Institut Prag // Instituto Cervantes de Praga // Czech Centres // Österreichische Kulturforum Prag // Embassy of the United States in Prague // Institut Français de Prague // Adam Mickiewicz Institute // Netherlands Embassy in Prague