24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019
24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

What are contemporary performing arts for audiences?


For the last many decades, contemporary performing arts have been evolving at a fast pace, but did audiences follow this development? Who are those attending contemporary performances today and why? How do audiences relate to the different parts of the creation chain and the programmes? Does the general public perceive tradition and avant-garde?

How can we envisage performing arts of the future together with audiences? Do we create to challenge the audience or our own artistic codes? What are our assumptions regarding audience tastes and vision?

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HKD (Croatian Cultural Center) - Kortil Gallery
Ul. Strossmayerova 1
25 October, 2019 - 11:15 to 13:00

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For our participants - a couple of readings I was consulting to get ready for this session:

Claire Bishop - Artificial Hells

Scientific papers:

Motivation trajectory of attending
performing arts: the role of knowledge
by Zakia Obaidalahe

Understanding and Measuring Consumption
Motives in the Performing Arts
by Pieter de Rooij & Marcel Bastiaansen

The Audience Experience (paper) by Jennifer Radbourne and Katya Johanson; Hilary Glow; Tabitha White

Coughing and Clapping by Karen Burland and Stephanie Pitts


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Please feel free to add things you find most relevant for this discussion :)

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