The New Institutions
The new institutions see themselves as young and innovative. They are immensely important to ‘emerging artists’. One of the self-imposed tasks of the new institutions is to enable access and to advance political and aesthetic discourse with a certain radicality. However, Carte Blanche (founded in 1988), Kampnagel (1993), Skanes Danstheater (1995) and Club Guy & Roni (2002) have all ‘come of age’. They embody the spirit of the independent scene, but are nevertheless institutions with production facilities, a repertoire, salaried staff and regular funding. Small yet large, poor yet rich, demanding yet careful. Four artistic directors and a choreographer who is a frequent partner of new institutions talk about their goals and needs, and about how you can stay flexible despite fixed structures, and stay hungry despite better facilities.
With: Annabelle Bonnery (Carte Blanche, Bergen), Guy Weizman (NNT/ Club Guy & Roni, Groningen), Mira Helenius Martinsson (Skanes Dansteater, Malmö), Amelie Deuflhard (Kampnagel, Hamburg), Moritz Ostruschnjak, (freelance choreographer and dancer, Munich)
Moderation: Thorsten Teubl and Honne Dohrmann