No More Social Kissing / Online Conference on the Future of Performing Arts

Archa Theatre and AKCENT Festival present:

No More Social Kissing / An international online conference on the future of performing arts 

Is it important to greet one another with social kisses? Is it possible to create a theatre without physical contact? How are our cultural patterns changing? What will artistic mobility look like in the coming years? Archa will connect with artists and producers in Edinburgh, Vienna, Ghent, Budapest, Brussels, Sheffield, Aarhus, Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, Prague and Beijing. The panelists of the conference are:

  • Tim Etchells, artist and theatre director, Forced Entertainment, Sheffield
  • Pieter De Buysser, writer, playwright, director, Brussels
  • Wen Hui, dancer, choreographer, documentary filmmaker, Beijing
  • Kira Kirsch, artistic director, Brut Theatre, Vienna
  • Kristof Blom, artistic director, CAMPO, Ghent
  • Gyuri Szabó, managing director, Trafó Art Center, Budapest
  • Henk Keizer, coordinator of Art in Rural European Areas, Denmark/Netherlands
  • Jan Mocek, theatre director, Prague
  • Lola Arias, artist and theatre director, Buenos Aires 
  • James Ijames, artistic co-director of the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, 
  • Ondrej Hrab, artistic and executive director, Archa Theatre, Prague

The conference is moderated from Edinburgh by Robert Palmer, international cultural expert and member of the Board of Archa Theatre.

Have a conversation with us on 18 November from 15:00 to 17:30 CET on

Meeting ID: 853 8813 1372

Passcode: 052859