Thursday, 2 May 2019, Gessnerallee Zürich and Tanzhaus Zürich
|Arrival||15.30||Arrival at Gessnerallee Zürich|
|Welcome||16.00||Hedy Graber Head of Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs Federation of Migros Cooperatives
Andreas Rieder Head of the Federal Office for Equality of People with Disabilities EBGB
Roger Merguin Artistic director Gessnerallee Zürich
Isabella Spirig Project Manager Dance, Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs Federation of Migros Cooperatives
Nina Mühlemann and Tanja Erhart Co-directors IntegrART symposium 2019
|Comedy Performance||16.30||Edwin Ramirez (CH)
|Panel discussion||17.00||The creative potential of disability: How does it affect our approaches towards art and art making?
with Jo Bannon (GB), Amelia Cavallo (USA/GB), Edwin Ramirez (CH), moderators: Tanja Erhart and Nina Mühlemann
|Change to Tanzhaus||19.00||We make our way from Gessnerallee to Tanzhaus together by foot and level access public transport. As an alternative there is an accessible shuttle for those attendees who require it.
|Performance||20.00||Claire Cunningham (GB), Jess Curtis (USA)
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
duration: 100 Min. location: Tanzhaus Zürich
English with German surtitles, audio description in German (spoken word in English) and Swissgerman sign language
Friday, 3 May 2019, Gessnerallee Zürich
|Panel discussion||10.00||Different perspectives on disability: How do theory and lived experience inform each other?
with Colette Conroy (GB), Tanja Erhart (A/GB), Nina Mühlemann (CH)
|Table talks||11.00||1 Your body determines how you experience art.
How we experience and perceive performance as audience members does not only depend on the performance itself. The experience is also affected by our own body, our surroundings and the before and after effects of a show. Why is it important to be aware of these factors?
1a with Jess Curtis (USA), English only
1b with Alex Oberholzer (CH), in German and French
2 Disabled people make more exciting art!
The arts sector and the cultural sector are built in a way that makes holding positions of power harder for disabled people. In Switzerland, for example, disabled people hold next to no positions of cultural leadership. What is behind this? Are there no qualified people? What needs to change?
3a with Kate Marsh (GB), English only
3b with Tanja Erhart (A/GB), in German and French
|Presentation with everyone||12.00||Outcomes of table discussions|
|Panel discussion||14.00||The Way You Look (at me) Tonight: Moving Perspective
with Colette Conroy (GB), Claire Cunningham (GB), Jess Curtis (USA), Sandra Umathum (D), moderator: Nina Mühlemann
|Active participation in three formats||14.50||1 Jo Bannon (GB)
Workshop, English only
In this workshop we will explore the creative possibilities of Audio Description as a generative tool for making and experiencing performance. We will look at singularities of how we individually see, what we believe, and the imaginative gap between what we see and what we can say. Participants will work with materials, improvisation, text and description to complicate perspective, unpick illusion, and produce mystery. This workshop forms part of Bannon’s early research into a new project around vision, mystery and faith.
3 Theater HORA (CH)
The focus of the workshop is the ongoing project ‘Freie Republik HORA’ of the Zurich theatre HORA. A short introduction and some performed scenes, staged by HORA performer Gianni Blumer, give insight into the different phases of this theatre experiment. This short performance will also provide the basis to try out different formats of interactive audience talks developed as part of ‘Freie Republik HORA’ and in cooperation with the SNF research project ‘DisAbility on Stage’ at the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film of ZHdK. The following questions will be addressed: How do we talk about what we see? Who is talking? Who leads the discussion? And what non-language-based formats can shape the discourse?
|Panel discussion||16.50||Embodied Perspectives And Decision-Making in Choreography And Dance
with Marc Brew (USA), Kate Marsh (GB), Alessandro Schiattarella (CH), moderator: Tanja Erhart
|Burlesque Performance||17.50||Amelia Cavallo (USA/GB)|