, 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

, June 6, 2016
In her second post, dance artist and IRC-Fellow Johanna Devi reports from her first weeks at the Center and explains how a photo of a forrest can say it all. read more
, June 1, 2016
Numerous theater projects working with and involving refugees have been initiated for the last years in and outside of Germany. In this essay, our current visiting scholar, Fadi Skeiker, shares his approach with applied theater and his experiences from a intense workshop he conducted in 2016 in Berlin. read more
, May 10, 2016
In this interview, IRC-fellow Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Center for Performance Research (CPR), Professor of Performance Research and editor, speaks about his central working interest and research project, “Devouring Theater: After Taste”, on food in performances and food as performing art. He explains the importance of the concept of “interweaving” for his work and the impact of his fellowship on his research. read more
, April 26, 2016
"Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind rest at peace."

Dance artist and IRC-Fellow Johanna Devi shares a wonderful poem from Lao Tzu's collection The Tao Te Ching with us, explaining its importance to her and how it relates to her work. read more
, April 19, 2016
In her second article on Textures the Egyptian writer, performer and director Nora Amin, who is currently IRC-Fellow at the Center, develops her thoughts on the relation of torture and performance and its impact on the Egyptian society as well as on the Egyptian (performing) arts. read more
, March 16, 2016
In this interview, IRC-Fellow Nora Amin, a writer, performer, choreographer, theater director and educator from Egypt, discusses her reasons for creating "La Musica Independent Theatre Group." After the short overview of her theater experience, the interview focuses on her switch in interest from a more traditional theater to street theater and theater as a clear form of activism. In this context, she talks about her involvement with the first production of An Enemy of the People in Arabic language and her research project on her experience in producing a play during politically turbulent times. Her research focuses on the intersection between the culture of performance and the culture of protest. read more