01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Buzău (online)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the local Plenary meeting in Buzău, Romania, will be held entirely online and will be hosted by our member Teatrul "George Ciprian" Buzău with the participation of our member Centrul Replika and the Creative Europe Desk Romania. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as the online local programme they prepared.

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Introduction by the local hosts

The Romanian programme will investigate how an expanded understanding of “presence” in the theatre aligns with the posthumanist turn in our society. Whether we speak of telepresence, non-human presence or the inclusion of marginalised humans, theatre can benefit from the reevaluation of norms that has accelerated as a result of the pandemic. While a posthumanist way of thinking had already permeated  experimental artistic practices long before the pandemic, it has come to prominence due to our shared vulnerability in front of COVID-19.

We therefore invite any interested participant to join our online programme and contribute to the discussion.

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Note that one of the sessions in the programme below require an additional external registration.

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Online programme

The following online programme of the local meeting in Buzău prepared by the local hosts will include the participation in the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page), to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

CEST: Central European Summer Time / EEST: Eastern European Summer Time (local time in Buzău)

Thursday, 1 October

14:00
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15:45 CEST
15:00
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16:45 EEST

IETM's online programme:

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: Online

15:30 - 17:10 CEST 16:30 - 18:10 EEST

Creative Europe project presentations
This online session is dedicated to the launch of two Creative Europe projects.

“Tele-Encounters: Beyond the Human” (Teatrul "George Ciprian" Buzău - RO, UCAM - ES, and Industria Scenica - IT) will explore the impact of the Internet, robots, and AI on human relationships, as well as the meaningful integration of these technologies in the arts. 

Thematically, we will look at the emergence of social robots as companions for the elderly in relation to migration and loneliness. Our project seeks to extend the notion of what it means to be human and to understand how theatre practice can change as a result. The project will be framed by researcher Constantin Vică's presentation, "Roboethics for Posthumans".

“Festival of Love” (RO partner: Centrul Replika) is an interdisciplinary project involving activities within the fields of music, theatre and dance, linked by the theme of “love”. The music-centred activities will explore a selection of  songs and musical pieces about love in Polish traditions (e.g. Midsummer Night). The theatre activities will focus on Romanian amorous legends, dramas and folk stories. The choreographic performance will explore the Spanish understanding of love – solidarity and unity symbolized in the Sardana dance.

As part of the session, Bianca Floarea from the Romanian Creative Europe Desk will give a presentation on the future of the programme.

The event will be held in English on Zoom and will be open to members and non-members alike upon registration. It will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

Speakers:
Bianca Floarea, Creative Europe Desks, Romania
Radu Apostol, Centrul Replika, Romania
Mihaela Michailov, Centrul Replika, Romania
Constantin Vica, University of Bucharest, Romania

Moderator:
Marina Hanganu

Participants: Teatrul “George Ciprian” (RO), the Creative Europe Desk (RO), Centrul Replika (RO).

Venue: Online

Friday, 2 October

10:00
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11:00 CEST
11:00
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12:00 EEST

IETM online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: Online

14:00
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15:00 CEST

15:00
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16:00
EEST

IETM online programme: 

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: Online

18:00 - 19:00 CEST 19:00 - 20:00 EEST

Online theatre game: Generation 200
Generation 200 (working title) is an online theatre game for dispersed audience members around the world (work-in-progress presentation).

What if aging was not a problem anymore? What if researchers found “the cure” for this process? What would humanity look like? Part game, part lecture, this participatory performance will let you step into the shoes of a futurist.
 
You can be part of the game by selecting your role:

Futurist (max 6 people)
By selecting the role of Futurist, you agree to participate directly in the development of the action via live written opinions (in English). You need to keep your webcam on at all times and, if you like, you can wear a face filter (you will receive all instructions via email).

Worldbuilder (max 80 people)
By selecting the role of Worldbuilder, you agree to keep your camera and microphone turned off throughout the performance. Your participation will involve voting via Zoom.

Note that in case there are not enough registered participants for each category, the game may be cancelled. Also note that in case too many participants are registered as Futurists, we may reassign some roles as Worldbuilders.

Participation is free upon registration. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting and instructions regarding the performance via email.

Book your spot in the game

Duration: approx. 1 h.

Team
Director, co-playwright: Marina Hanganu
Gamified script (co-playwright): Diana Dragomir (Vasile)
Actress: Armine Vosganian
Technician: Adrian Dragoman
Producer: Teatrul “George Ciprian” Buzău (RO)

Venue: Online

For more information about the online programme of Buzău, please get in touch directly with Marina Hanganu at [email protected].

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Covid-19

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the local meeting in Buzău will only be taking place online. The links to connect to the online local programme will be communicated close to the meeting via e-mail to all registered participants.

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Accessibility

It is our aim to make IETM meetings as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the accessibility conditions of the location of your interest.

In order to meet the needs as much as possible, we collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Regarding speech-to-text captioning, we can only guarantee captions for the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page).

If you have any questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local online meeting in Buzău, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Contact

For any question regarding the online local meeting in Buzău, please get in touch directly with Marina Hanganu at [email protected].

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