Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt?!

A talk about sustainable international cultural production

New ways of international co-production in times of ecological rethinking are the focus of this discussion with representatives from the arts and politics.

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  • 1 h 30 min, no interval
  • In German and English with simultaneous translation into English

Past Dates

Available as  Video on Demand in the Media Library

Local productions in the ensemble and repertory operations of German-language municipal and state theatres are contrasted with (international) co-productions and touring models. From the point of view of ecological sustainability, they bring with them specific questions, first and foremost about the balance of travel: How contemporary is the jet-setting curator type? Who has to travel where and for what reason, and which work steps can also be done by video conference? What technical equipment can be replaced on site by equivalent alternatives? Is it worth casting a new cast at the host theatre? And what is efficient scheduling?

Touring has always had aesthetic consequences: A set designed for a specific space differs from one that must be playable as well as transportable in several theatres. If you plan across language areas, you have to think about surtitles, opt for English or directly for non-verbal theatre. Since ecological factors have come more into focus, it has become increasingly important to weigh artistic and climate policy needs. The pandemic acceleration of digitalisation has opened up new possibilities, but also new questions. Representatives from politics and practice will discuss measures and resistance on the path to sustainable co-production.


Sara Abbasi Dramaturg Ruhrtriennale
Jacob Sylvester Bilabel Head of Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit in Kultur und Medien
Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha Director
Johannes Ebert Secretary General Goethe-Institut
Carmen Hornbostel Dramaturg NT Gent

Christian Tschirner Moderation

In co-operation with the Goethe-Institut and with the friendly support of Institut français and the French ministry for culture.

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