March 17 – 18, 2016
Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
Convener: Sodja Lotker, SharedSpace Artistic Director
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This symposium will take place one year after the 13thedition of the Prague Quadrennial held in 2015 and aims to summarize the fundamental developments in the event over the last fifteen years. The symposium will have a special focus on PQ 2015, as well as explore the possibilities for the future of the Quadrennial.It will be held in the frame of the international project SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics and it is one of the last event within the project.
In addition to the changes in quantity and size over the past decades, the Prague Quadrennial has undergone some major transformations from international 'exhibition' towards an ´event´ that includes many live performances, presentations, workshops and discussions. These events form a space for exchange of a wide range of scenographic (performance design) practices – from shaping performance environments to designing costumes, lighting, sound and multimedia for drama, opera and dance as well as ´expanded scenography´ genres such as site-specific, urban, embodied, immersive, interventionist and inter-medial performances. Prague Quadrennial today is an open platform for exploration and process in ´expanded scenography´, where professionals come to inspire and be inspired.
Speakers:Arnold Aronson (US), theatre historian and theorist, professor at Columbia University, General Commissioner of the Prague Quadrennial 2007.
Aby Cohen (BR), Brazilian designer and art director for theater, exhibition and cinema. PQ´15 Politics Commissioner.
Serge von Arx (NR), architect and professor of scenography, Commissioner of the PQ´15 Performing Space.
Rebekka A. Ingimundardóttir (IS), Icelandic theatermaker, Curator of the PQ´15 Makers Exhibition.
Tomáš Svoboda (CZ), conceptual artist, Curator of the Objects Exhibition and Architectural and Spatial Solution of PQ'15.
Beth Weinstein (US), architect and Associate Professor, Master of Architecture Program Chair at CAPLA, University of Arizona.
Dorita Hannah (NZ), scenographer and theatre architect, Theory Sessions PQ´15 Curator.
Full and final list of keyspeakers to be announced soon.