Do We Trust Showcases?
So many of us love to complain about showcases – and yet they still have a key role in the buying and selling of productions internationally. Taking in three points of view – the artist, the programmer and the showcase organiser – the panel will introduce their experiences.
As a group, we’ll look at what we expect (and hope for) from showcases, what has worked in the past, and how best to satisfy the needs of everyone involved. Maybe we’ll come up with ideas for models that please us more, and maybe not – but now’s the chance to try.
Sophie Travers - Australia Council for the Arts IETM Collaboration Project Director (Belgium)
Julia Carruthers – Director of Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)
Madeline Boughton – [MB Arts International], Showcase Programme Manager for Culture Ireland, promoting Irish arts abroad
Kristof Blom - Artistic director of Campo (Belgium)
Walter Heun - Artistic director of TanzQuartierWien (Austria)