WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE CUTTING – EDGE?
CHRISTOPHE SLAGMUYLDER (Brussels, Belgium)
Artistic Director, Kunstenfestivaldearts
Date: April 16 2014, 19.00 p.m.
Location: Göteborgs Universitet. Högskolan för scen och musik
Price: free entrance
Artistic director for Europe’s cutting-edge Kunstenfestivaldearts, Christophe Slagmuylder takes place in our lecture program in Gothenburg to further our understanding of cultural context in Belgium who has developed an impressive performing arts life and infrastructure. What problems are they facing in their work and what strategies do they use?
What strategies and methods The Kunstenfestivaldesarts uses to curating the festival program and most importantly how it goes when they co-produce performing art works across national borders.
A special emphasis will be placed on the aspects that carry what we today call for contemporary performing arts and what makes a performing arts piece to a cutting-edge
Through this we hope can raise awarness and our own understanding of the obstacles of the internationalization of Swedish performing arts. The lectures will provide an opportunity to create discussions: what discourses are developing within the field and what role does internationalization and co-production play in European contemporary performing arts?
CHRISTOPHE SLAGMUYLDER (1967) lives and works in Brussels. He studied History of art (contemporary arts) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). After his studies, he was teaching at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ENSAV) de La Cambre. Since 1994 he works as a producer for several contemporary dance companies (Cie Pierre Droulers, Cie ZOO/Thomas Hauert, etc.) and for the dance school P.A.R.T.S. He works on the artistic program of Le Théâtre Les Tanneurs and, from 2003, of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
He became Artistic Director of the Kunstenfestivaldearts from June 2006 (First edition under his direction: May 2007). The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in May every year for a three-week period. The festival comprises a selection of artistic work created by Belgian and international artists: remarkable new works which translate a personal vision of the world today that the artists would like to share with audiences who are prepared to challenge and broaden their perspectives.
A discussion with Christophe will follow the lecture.
Head, Acting and Performing for Stage and Screen, Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg. Lecturer, “Theatre and Society” BA programs.
Previously Head of programs, and Acting Director at the Museum of World Culture in Göteborg, producer Göteborgs Stadsteater and Folkteatern, a number of assignments for the Swedish Arts Council and the Nordic Culture Fund
THE KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS takes place in May every year. For a three-week period, it takes over around twenty theatres and arts centres in Brussels, as well as various other venues in the city, which kindly open their doors to the festival.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts comprises a selection of artistic work created by Belgian and international artists: remarkable new works which translate a personal vision of the world today that the artists would like to share with audiences who are prepared to challenge and broaden their perspectives.The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is a cosmopolitan city festival. We are part of a complex network of communities that makes territorial, linguistic and cultural divides increasingly porous. The city is the environment “par excellence” in which this cosmopolitan society can be seen. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in Brussels, the only city in Belgium where the country’s two largest communities live together. Several Flemish- and French-speaking institutions are involved in the project. Fundamentally conceived as a bilingual undertaking, it contributes to encouraging dialogue between the communities living in the city. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts also runs a series of encounters and workshops alongside its program that are aimed at putting its artistic project at the heart of the city and the people who live there.