We weren’t planning to celebrate FAST FORWARD’S tenth birthday with the festival edition AT WORK. But in theatre, you deal with artists and as is well-known it’s not just necessity that makes them inventive. Our world is complicated. And it was already complicated before the pandemic. It’s about taking responsibility for being able to continue to live on this planet and doing so on the foundation of and with basic human rights of a shared society, which in principle must be equal for everyone. But the world isn’t like that. And we feel that every day.
One of the best things about art is that it can touch our senses and our minds, but also confuse them and sharpen them – the basis of fantasy and reality in equal measure. With a total of ten pieces of work from Estonia, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, this year you will experience theatre on the stage and as you walk through the city. We invite you to dive into a virtual world, test out new perspectives, take up positions and dance – all with the necessary distancing of course. You can also join us from home online, because we’re also offering four days of our programme there.
Also, from the 11th–13th November, the EUROPEAN THEATRE FORUM
will meet for the first time at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden – an initiative as part of the German Presidency of the European Council in collaboration with the German State Minister for Culture and Media, Monika Grütters, and the European Commission. Started by the European Theatre Convention, the International Theatre Institute Germany and the German Association of Independent Performing Artists (BFDK), for the first time the conference will unite a wide network of European theatre organisations for a dialogue about the future.
See you there! Joachim Klement
Artistic Director Staatsschauspiel Dresden Charlotte Orti von Havranek
Curator Fast Forward