Performing Urgency #1

Not Just a Mirror. Looking for the Political Theater of Today


German /  60 min

The publication series “Performing Urgency” focuses on the relationship between theatre and politics. “Not Just a Mirror” maps a movement of artists searching for the political theatre of today. Engaging with society both in its contents as well as in its form, creating a contemporary community in which social and political actions can be deployed and in which societies are played out, performed, expanded, tested, or even invented.                             
The book is published by Alexander Verlag

Co-publisher: Live Art Development Agency

Presented in the context of House on Fire with support by the Cultural Programme of the European Union.


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    Sat 9.1.2016, 18:00 / HAU1


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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