, June 16, 2016

The ten Festival Grant Awardees are part of a very small group of people who will watch all performances of Festival Theaterformen. With their heads filled with endless impulses and impressions they are discussing their thoughts in daily meetings, also reflecting on their own work as artists.

Kaori Nishio from Japan shares with us her idea and concept for a talk with the artists of the first festival weekend. Read her text about two imagined encounters. read more

, June 15, 2016
In this post, Maleen Bettels, student at the University of Hildesheim, presents her Quote of the Day, chosen from the first day of the research atelier Our Common Futures. read more
, June 15, 2016

As a spectactor, can you tell (and should you?) which country a performance comes from? In what way should an artist consider his origin when deciding what audience to aim at?

Japanese artist Kaori Nishio – one of our Festival Grant Awardees – touches those points in her review of Toshiki Okada's performance "God Bless Baseball". read more

, June 13, 2016

"Extreme Voices" by Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker has been one of the most controversially discussed performances of the opening weekend of the festival, also among the Festival Grant Awardees.

Responding to Richard Antrobus' review, Malayan artist Ren Xin Lee is strongly objecting against his reading of the performance in her text.

What is your view on it? read more

, June 13, 2016

“Why, how and in which way does the production of images participate in the destruction of human beings?”

In her text Festival Grant Awardee Lucila Piffer from Argentinia shares with us in what way that line from Georges Didi-Huberman was her personal connecting theme for the questions raised at the research atelier as well as in the various shows presented during the first weekend at Festival Theaterformen. read more

, June 12, 2016

Japanese director and playwright Toshiki Okada opened this year's edition of Festival Theaterformen with his show "God Bless Baseball".

Festival Grant Awardee Wichaya Artamat from Thailand marked the show with a big "Like". Read his post to learn why. read more

, June 12, 2016

The spectator is king – or is it the intrusive service staff – or the hipster after all?

Richard Antrobus' thoughts on Thanapol Virulhakul's show "Hipster the King". read more

, June 12, 2016

A few students from the University of Hildesheim, who will as well contribute to Textures about the Festival Theaterformen and the research atelier, decided to pick their Quote of the Day.

Thilo Grawe briefly explains why Kyung Sung Lee's words impressed him so much. read more

, June 10, 2016

Loud music, energetic performers, water and flying tofu...

"kitch-pop-porn" is what festival grant awardee Richard Antrobus calls the performance Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker.

Read his report from the performance and his thoughts from the morning after the show. read more

, June 10, 2016

Ten young theater makers, artists and researchers from nine different countries will take over Textures during the next days sharing their thoughts, impressions, questions, and opinions about a research atelier on performing arts in the processes of transformation in east Asia.


Read our introduction to learn more and get ready. read more