Re-thinking the Post-migrant Theatre: Possibilities for New Alternative Theater Movements

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We are very excited to invite you to the symposium/workshop on re-thinking the post-migrant theatre that is organized by duende art collective in partnership and collaboration with many organizations, among which is Academics for Peace – Germany. Due to Covid situation, online platform of Off-university will be used for the remote sessions. You need to register to the Off University online platform for participating in the online sessions. The meeting will be TRILINGUAL, please consider the language of the session you want to attend.

The symposium/workshop has its own website which you can visit: beyond all borders.

The program of the symposium/workshop is accessible here.

The true ‘people’s theatre’ of ancient times was the mime, which received no subvention from the state, in consequence did not have to take instructions from above, and so worked out its artistic principles simply and solely from its own immediate experience with the audiences.

A. Hauser

The Post-migrant theater movement (PMT), is an alternative theater movement created by non-German, second and third generation artists, who add the experiences of immigrant and exile artists to their own experiences, by igniting a fire of rebellion in the theatrical field.

This rebellion movement in the theatrical sphere left a much wider impact than its own footprints. This situation is an indicator of a potential that exists in the theatrical field. PMT is both a manifestation of a contradiction that is embedded in the heart of German theater, and a response to that contradiction. PMT (bearing in mind that theater is a dimension of the social sphere and cannot be isolated from other social relations) is an alternative pathway created by the unleashing of an existing potential for rebellion. The hegemonic German theater itself produced this potential for rebellion. PMT is a specific and unique example of this potential, it is particular but not singular. Therefore, when considering PMT, both the medium that sparked this rebellion and the potential that allowed this fire to ignite should be taken into account. Today, this rebellion has transformed, may have lost its strength, but has not disappeared. It has turned into another form and other forms of struggle that need to be examined. On the other hand, the potential of this revolt is still alive and still exists.