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  • Time, temporality and eternity in the art of directing.

    CALL FOR SEMINAR SPEAKERS

    The coming Alexandria Nova international seminar with the title ‘Time, 
    Temporality and Eternity ‘ will take place on March 13th and 14th 2021 
    and will be hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, Theatre Academy. The event 
    takes place on-line, in Zoom. The main language will be english. The 
    seminars participants are teachers and students  of theatre directing 
    and to the whole field of professionals in theatre/performance 
    directing.

    The open call for the seminar contributions is out now!

    Time is an essential element in the work of a director in many ways. 
    We want to adress topics such as duration, rhythm and temporal 
    structure of performances; the notion of contemporality, timelessness 
    and eternity in the context of the work; timestructures in production 
    processes; collectively shared time in the transient NOW of 
    performance situations. We welcome all proposals dealing with 
    different aspects of time connected with the art of theatre directing.

    The formats of the contributions can have a great variety from a 
    philosophical lecture to practical workshops, discussions or artistic 
    interventions. They can adress larger or smaller groups of 
    participants, since we plan parallel sessions during the weekend.

    The application deadline for the seminar speakers is 31.12.2020. If 
    you wish to contribute, please send a maximum one-page description of 
    your content with a short biography to the seminars coordinator, Saija 
    Raskulla saija.raskulla@uniarts.fi.

    The speakers are being contacted and the programme will be announced 
    in January.

    More information about the content and events of Alexandria Nova and 
    participation to the seminar can be obtained by contacting the 
    Alexandria Nova Project Manager, Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke, 
    s.muller@hfs-berlin.de.

    https://www.uniarts.fi/en/events/time-temporality-and-eternity-in-the-art-of-directing/

  • Social contexts and collaborative processes!

    Every Monday 5 to 7 pm CET Alexandria Nova presents lectures on contempory directing.

    In his coming up lecture on November 16th the german performance artist Andreas Liebmann presents his artistic research “Imaging the social” which happenes in an ordinary housing area in a suburb of Copenhagen.

    After this lecture there is a student Karaoke in the AN – CANTINA!

    November 23rd Karl Agust Thorbergsson, teacher of directing in Reykjavik, will discuss the creative processes of of the Icelandic performance collective 16 Lovers in relation to directing approaches and the conceptual challenges in the relationship between devising and directing.

    If you want to participate in one of the lectures as a guest or need more information about Alexandria Nova, please contact Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de

  • Coming up Monday Lectures: Forest ritual, concept and hybrid forms!

    On October 26th Tumi Björnsson, a directing student from Reykjavik, currently in Helsinki with an Erasmus exchange , will share his experiences. He will focus on the ‘forest ritual’, which is a central part of the education in Helsinki.

    On the 2nd of November Runar Hodne, directing professor in Oslo and Copenhagen, will talk about the notion of concept in the work of a director. The week after, on the 9th of November the norwegian theatremaker and teacher Tale Naess will discuss challenges and possibilities of hybrid theatre forms for the performers and the interpreters (scenographers, directors, dramaturgs etc.).

    THe ALEXANDRIA NOVA Monday Lectures take place each Monday from 5-7pm CET from September till December 2020. Once a month students can propose the content of one session to be held by themselves.

    The lectures are not public and only available to students of the participating schools. To participate in the session, a separate e-mail with a registration link is sent to the Alexandria Nova family. It is possible to attend the lectures as a guest. Please write an email to the Alexandria Nova Projectmanager Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to register and receive an entrance link.

  • Monday Lectures October 2020

    On October 12th and 19th 5 to 7 PM CET, all Alexandria Nova students are invited to two lectures about the methods of Devised Theatre by Egill Pallson, artistic Director of the Arctic Theatre inTromsö. The lecture consist of lectures and shorter tasks for smaller groups, where theory and praxis will mix. We will go through the vocabulary and tools for working with devised formats, tools and work methods. The dramaturgy of attractions and montage are used as the fundament to understand how to work with more performative methods.

    On October 26th there will be a student initiative lecture. We will inform you shortly.


    Monday Lectures take place each Monday from 5-7pm CET from September till December 2020. Once a month students can propose the content of one session to be held by themselves.

    The lectures are not public and only available to students of the participating schools. To participate in the session, a separate e-mail with a registration link is sent to the Alexandria Nova family. It is possible to attend the lectures as a guest. Please write an email to the Alexandria Nova Projectmanager Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to register and receive an entrance link.

    Egill Pallson, artistic Director of the Arctic Theatre inTromsö
  • Coming up Monday Lectures

    At September 21st Saana Lavaste, director and teacher from the Uniarts Helsinki, in her lecture/discussion ‘The Art of Leadership’ will discuss following questions:

    What does it mean “to have a vision”? Does a director always need to have one? What does leadership mean as an artistic tool? How can we train and develop this tool? Should we separate “the artist” and “the leader” in us? Is leading one´s own work the most difficult part of leadership?

    Saana Lavaste from Uniarts Helsinki

    At September 28th you have the choice between two lectures:

    Egill Palsson, director, teacher and artistic director of the Artic Theater in Tromsø, Norway, will go through the vocabulary and tools in the Action Analyses by Maria Knebel.
    Also on September 28th Rodolfo García Vázquez, director and teacher at the SP Escola de Teatro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, will talk about ‘Digital theatre’.
    He will discuss concepts of cyborg theatre, telecopresencen, digital theatre and aesthetics. 

    Please contact Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to get more information and register for the lectures.