Lab on March 15 & public showings on March 16-17.
In 2013, art and theater students from the Ruhr region joined forces to advocate for artistic freedom in their studies and transdisciplinary exchange. This resulted in the initiative Cheers for Fears, which has since realized discussion rounds, studio presentations, workshops and festivals throughout North Rhine-Westphalia – with participating students from the fields of experimental music, composition, performance, directing, acting, video art, contemporary dance and theater studies.
After the first festival in 2014, Cheers for Fears was back at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr with the 5th edition. For a whole week, workshops, talks and presentations under the motto “Organize yourselves! (Working) Together in the Arts”, everything revolved around the questions that preoccupied the young artists. The festival finale offered the opportunity to experience outstanding newcomer works.
Student lab with open space, internal presentations & feedback sessions on Thursday, March 15.
After three intensive days of workshops, the 30 or so student festival participants came together on Thursday in the Cheerslabor and were delighted to meet other interested students from the Cheerscommunity: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they formed working groups to discuss pressing issues of artistic self-organization across university and genre boundaries. From 4 p.m. and into the evening, work stands were then presented and discussed.
Public showings on Friday and Saturday, 16. & March 17
On two evenings, young artists from all over NRW will present their work at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr. Completely different approaches, working methods and aesthetics stood side by side here on an equal footing. Theater, dance, performances, readings, experimental music, spatial art and video works could be experienced throughout the house over two days.
ALANUS HOCHSCHULE FÜR KUNST UND GESELLSCHAFT MARIO HÖGEMANN, NINA KARIMY FOLKWANG UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE JULIA BERGER, VASKO DAMJANOV, YVONNE DICKETMÜLLER, SELINA GIRSCHWEILER, AMELIE VON GODIN, CLARA GOHMERT, MARIE-LENA KAISER, MIRJAM KUCHINKE, ROSE LOHMANN, JAN MÖLLMER, OTTOLINE CALMEIJER MEIJBURG, TIM PAULI, DAMIAN POPP, SASKIA RUDAT, IVO SCHNEIDER, ISABELLE WAMIG, MICHAEL ZIER FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN ANNA POPOVA HOCHSCHULE DÜSSELDORF ANNKATRIN NÜSGENHOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK UND TANZ KÖLN NICOLAS BERGE, BENJAMIN GRAU, XAVER HOLDER, LUCIA KILGER, HANNAH KREBS, DUONI LIU, JAKOB LORENZ, KATHARINA SENZENBERGER HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER KATHARINA BECKLAS JUSTUS-LIEBIG UNIVERSITÄT GIESSEN ANNE MAHLOW KUNSTHOCHSCHULE FÜR MEDIEN KÖLN SIMON BAUCKS, MARTIN BAUMEISTER, VIKTOR BRIM, FRANZ-XAVER FRANZ, GIORGI GEDEVANIDZE, CONSTANTIN SCHÄDLE, ANNE WEYLER RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM ELIKEM ANYIGBA, SEBASTIAN BÖS, LAURA BRECHMANN, ASTRID MEIER, MAMADOO MIRA, MARCEL NASCIMENTO, ANJA PLONKA, BAHAR SADAFI