**9 Lives of the “Eastern” Artist: Surviving the Changes**
An International Symposium with Accompanying Cultural Program February 19 – 21th 2020, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Three engaging symposium panels focused on Love, War and Nature, from the perspective of Central and East European matadors of the independent arts. Four provocative lecture performances by devised performance or dance movers and shakers from the Czech Republic (Jan Mocek), Hungary (Pina Brutal), Poland (Wojtek Ziemilski), and Slovakia (Džumelec).
Led by experienced top independent performing arts creators and professionals from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and neighbouring countries, organized by producers of Prague’s Bazaar Festival and partners from 4 Central European countries and hosted by Palackého University this two-day symposium in Olomouc challenges all participants to think and work together outside of the box.
Instead of focusing non-stop on collaborations with Western European aesthetics, artists, organizations and funding systems, let’s take two days to remind ourselves who we are, what our recent past is, what we want, what are audiences need and what we have specifically in common or in parallel with other artists and artistic communities in Central and Eastern Europe. So many different experiences of society in only a few decades, so much faith, so much energy…
We have had three or seven or nine different lives already. How does one find energy to believe in a new better system again and again? How do we orient ourselves in the world?
Partners: Nowy Teatr (PL), L1 Association (HU), Truc Sphérique - Stanica Záriečie (SK), Palacký University Olomouc a Theatre na Cucky (CZ)
Supported by: International Visegrad Fund
FULL PROGRAM WILL BE REVEALED ON THE 6th of JANUARY.