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Symposium »Blackface, Whiteness and the Power of Definition in Contemporary German Theatre«

Poster "Blackface, Whiteness and the Power of Definition in German Contemporary Theatre"

16 October 2012
Kunstquartier Bethanien – Studio 1


11.00 a.m. Introduction by Oliver Kontny
11.30 a.m. Sharon Dodua Otoo: Reclaiming Innocence: Unmasking Representations of Whiteness in German Theatre
12.00 noon Sandrine Micossé-Aikins: Not just a Blackened Face: The Back Stage of a Stereotype
12.30 p.m. Dr. Daniele Daude: The (Un)Chosen Bodies of Myths. Performing Race on Opera Stage
1-1.30 p.m. Discussion
  Lunch break
3.00 p.m. Dr. Azadeh Sharifi: Black Artists in German Theatre
3.30 p.m. Julia Lemmle: "Ich bin kein Nazi!" The Blackface Debate in the German Mainstream Media
4-4.30 p.m. Discussion

You can download the program as well as abstracts here.

The public symposium is an initiative of the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" in cooperation with Buehenwatch, the International Theatre Institute Berlin and mime centrum berlin.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung