EAIPA will be part of the of the consortium group for the European Theatre Forum on November 11th - 13th 2020 in Dresden, Germany.
Kristína Zátrochová in conversation with Marta Poláková about the newly established study programme 'Dance Theatre and Performance' at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Bratislava Author: Kristína Zátrochová © Picture: Kristína Zátrochová
At first, we need to define the term our narrative will employ: it is one initially used for naming the art forms conceived outside the state structures – "independent". Author: Mira Todorova © Picture: M.Jeanson
The independent performing arts sector – comprising a range of non-governmental performing arts organisations, non-formal collectives and individuals, producing primarily visual and physical theatre, experimental drama theatre, street theatre and other interdisciplinary theatre forms – is nowadays considered to be the most vital and progressive part of a vivid general theatre scene in Slovenia. Author: Tomaž Zaniuk © Picture: Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Without a doubt, Ukrainian theatre is deeply embedded in the country‘s search for national identity. It has persevered through the prohibition of Ukrainian language, the inferiority complex, the perception of Russian art as the standard that was to be imitated. Everything created outside of such norm, everything that even tried to seek out new forms of expression and to touch on the topic of European experience was revolutionary. Author: Miroslava Todorova © Picture: Anastasia Mantach
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, responded to the European Association of Independent Performing Arts' letter, in which we outlined our concerns regarding the current crisis and asked the Commissioner to share with us the measures the Commission is currently implementing to counter the effects of the pandemic.
With a population of roughly 360,000, it should come as no surprise that the Icelandic performing arts scene is small. Very small. On the whole, it is a tightly knit group of people passionate about theatre. Author: Sigridur Jonsdottir © Picture: Jóhanna Helga Þorkelsdóttir
We Shall Not Be Moved – An Overview and Conversation about the Situation of Independent Performing Arts in Hungary
"Theaters in Hungary feel the chill of Viktor Orban’s culture war" — the New York Times reported on 13 December 2019, marking one of the rare instances, when international press attention was directed at cultural policy changes in Hungary. Author: Katalin Erdődi © Picture: Katona
In reply to the statement made by the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education regarding the current budget proposal, which will include a dramatic cut in funding for the cultural, creative and media sector compared to the previous proposal - we would like to offer our take on the situation and a list of specific recommendations.
The federal congress UTOPIA.NOW hosted by the Bundesverband freie darstellende Künste in Berlin at the beginning of this year was a great opportunity for EAIPA members to come together for another working meeting and to take essential organisational steps for the 2020 annual general assembly. Photocredit: Catharina Tews