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Hessische Theaterakademie

HTA-Ringvorlesung mit Carsten Nicolai



Theater und die Krise der Demokratie.

Western-style democracy is in crisis: migration, global warming and the economic consolidation of power go hand in hand with a devaluation of former stakeholders and institutions, such as the nation and its parliament. In many places, the answer is a return to forms and structures of authoritarian rule. Against this background, the lecture series “Frankfurter Positionen 2021” invites artists and academics from disciplines dealing with theatre and performance to reflect on the relationship between theatre and democracy. How do new forms of theatre, choreography and forms of performance that transcend genres and styles react to this crisis? How does this crisis affect their formats, modes of organisation and content?

Guided by scientific reference systems, Nicolai deals with mathematical patterns such as grids and codes, but also with error, chance and self-organising structures. His works are characterised by an elegant and consistently minimalist aesthetic.

Duration: approx. 90 min.
Language: German

The event takes place on Zoom. For participation,  please register via dramaturgie@mousonturm.de with subject „HTA“.