Theatre Symposium Brno 2018

14 May, 2018 by Chris Collins | 0 comments

Theatre Symposium Brno 2018

Theatre Faculty is pleased to invite you to the Theatre Symposium Brno 2018 with this year´s topic Tendencies in Contemporary Theatre Directing and Theatre-directing Education.

In the 21st century, theatrical forms are undergoing profound transformations, which are posing questions about the direction of contemporary theatrical art. The term directing immediately associates power and responsibility. The increasing number of information and stimuli one encounters daily, radically challenges the established, considerably hierarchical models of theatre practice and questions their adequacy. Being fundamentally collective and collaborative, performance art has always been thriving on dialogue. The intensity of the current digital era, however, forces us to reconsider the possibilities of dialogue with the others. Considering theatre directing as living art with significant transformative potential and undeniable ambition to reflect on important current issues and sociopolitical situation, it has become evident that our close attention must focus on directing as a craft of contextualizing the reality and mobilizing the audiences. In this regard, it is necessary to contemplate the nature of instructing young directors, who should not only be taught how to master the techniques of directing, they should also be educated in how to take responsibility for holding the power to influence the spectator, how to be thought-provoking creators.

The aim of the symposium is to enable an interdisciplinary dialogue between directors and theatre practitioners, as well as theorists and teachers of theatre directing, and to mediate their joint discussion of contemporary forms of theatre directing and of various approaches to teaching theatre directing at performing arts academies and universities. To facilitate the exchange of ideas roundtable-discussions will constitute an integral part of the symposium. The symposium continues the tradition of biennial symposia of theatre anthropology and conferences hosted by the Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.

 The symposium will take place on November 23-24.




Mgr. Anna Lahodová
organisational coordinator
Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno
Mozartova 1 662 15 Brno
Tel: + 420 542 591 307
Cel: + 420 733 127 614




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