Public Seminar by Stefan Bläske:
Dramaturgy and Political Theatre Today
As part of the “Dramaturgy and Beyond” programme co-organised by West Kowloon and the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Stefan Bläske presents a public seminar on his practice as a dramaturg, in particular his work at the International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM). IIPM, a theatre and film production company founded by Milo Rau in 2007 for the creation and international utilisation of his theatre productions, actions and films, dramaturgy and research, is a critical department in the investigation and treatment of historical and sociopolitical conflict. In this seminar, Stefan Bläske, the production dramaturg of IIPM’s Five Easy Pieces, shares the creative processes employed by the company and explores the dramaturgy of political theatre today.
|Co-moderators||Low Kee Hong & Janice Poon|
|Venue||Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts|
|Language||English with simultaneous Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation|
|Number of Participants||20|
This event is co-organised by the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and West Kowloon and is an extension of the talk “Curators Face to Face”. Priority will be given to participants attending both events on a first come first served basis. Places are limited, please register online in advance.
Dr Stefan Bläske is a dramaturg and lecturer. After studying Theatre and Media Studies, Philosophy, Public Management and Governance, he worked as a research associate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and as a graduate assistant at the University of Vienna, and completed a PhD study on “Self-reflection and media reflection in contemporary theatre”. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked as a dramaturg at the Residenztheater in Munich, and in 2014 he was mentor for direction and dramaturgy at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts. Bläske has worked with the International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) since 2015, when he joined director Milo Rau for the production The Dark Ages (Residenztheater, Munich).