PQ Podcast Series Global Performance Encounters

PQ podcast series brings discussions with scenographers, directors, theorists, managers and other performing original arts thinkers around the globe. Presents the human dimension of performing arts in today’s world and connects your home with creative minds to stay inspired. 

The idea of PQ podcast series raised during spring 2020 as a response to the pandemic that closed us at home. And as such made impossible to meet our colleagues and friends from the intertwined performance and theatre world.

01 episode

What forms of collaboration in creative teams with Sven Jonke

Marketa Fantová, the artistic director of PQ, is talking with designer Sven Jonke. Sven is part of Numen, the collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design. 

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02 episode

Intercultural management practice with Kathy Hong

In the episode, Michaela Buriánková, the PQ General Manager, invites Kathy Hong to speak about aspects of managing cultural organisations in Taiwan, about dealing with the pandemic situation, and about working in the national and international theatre community.

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03 episode

Close your eyes and say what surrounds you with Arnold Aronson

The third episode of the PQ podcast series with Arnold Aronson, the theatre historian and professor of Theatre at Columbia University. He has a long association with the Prague Quadrennial since served as President of the jury, curator, general commissioner as well as the editor of The Disappearing Stage: Reflections. Last year, he was one of the PQ 2019 Ambassadors.

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04 episode

Women in collaboration with costume designers Fruzsina Nagy and Juli Balazs

There is the fourth episode of PQ podcast series. This one with costume designer Fruzsina Nagy and costume & stage designer Juli Balazs speaking with Markéta Fantová, the PQ Artistic Director and scenographer. How do the different life roles of two women intertwine in their cooperation?

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05 episode

We need engagement, and we need each other with David Grindle

The pandemic can become a challenge as well as an excellent opportunity to change your thinking about the scenography and forms of encounters. Michaela Buriánková talked to David Grindle, the executive director of USITT, about how these changes are reflected in USITT’s activities.

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06 episode

Inclusivity and exclusivity with Tamara Figueroa

Gender, political, ethnic and national inclusiveness and exclusivity. It is about finding a balance. In the sixth episode, Barbora Prihodova, co-curator of PQ Talks, discusses it with stage, light and costume designer Tamara Figueroa, the professor in Theatre Design at the University of Valparaiso in Chile.

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07 episode

Scenography is about self-exploration with Natta Thapparat

What is scenography, and how can help us to learn something about themselves? In the seventh episode of PQ podcast series Global Performance Encounters, Barbora Příhodová talks with a scenographer and designer Natta Thapparat who was a curator of the Thai exhibition Same Same But Different at Prague Quadrennial 2019.

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08 episode

The team is like a family

Why be interested in every team member to clearly understand the artistic concept and love it? In the eighth episode, Markéta Fantová talks to writer and director Michel Laprise about crossing the arrogant ego and questioning the authorship of a theatrical performance.

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09 episode

Theater Space in the Museum

How to archive and exhibit theatrical art so that its ability to communicate with the audience is preserved and used? Markéta Fantová, the PQ Artistic Director, talks not only about that with Kate Bailey who is the Senior Curator and Producer in the Theatre and Performance Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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10 episode

Keeping culture alive in times of Donetsk conflict

Oksana Zarzhevskaya-Kravchenko has been working with IZOLYATSIA, the Platform for Cultural Initiatives, on different cultural and social projects since 2010, and in 2016 she became IZOLYATSIA’s director. In the talk with Marketa Fantová, Oksana introduces us to the cruelty and inhumanity of war in Donetsk where the IZOLYATSIA was formerly located. How important is memory of the place and how does it reframe the identity of citizens?

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