SYMPOSIUM AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON MARCH 18, 2023
We aren’t islands. We need each other. The exchange, the productive dispute, the cooperation. Across language & university borders. We share our doubts and fears as well as our knowledge and strengths. Cheers for Fears! The friendly network initiative from your neighborhood has been bringing artists and art students together in cross-university exchange and stimulating artistic collaborations since 2013. Now Cheers for Fears has turned 10 years old. And has been celebrating!
It all kicked off on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. with our anniversary symposium “Sharing Knowledge!” in Mülheim’s Ringlokschuppen Ruhr. It brings together a performative encyclopedia of the states of knowledge, forms of practice, questions and problems that have made up the cosmos of the initiative over the past ten years: From the academy to collaboration, the contributors provide insight into the multi-dimensional development of Cheers for Fears and open up topics that currently cross and move the field of the scenic arts. Each contribution brings different voices from participants and associates of the initiative, observers and cultural-political actors to the fore.
Contributions by: Tilman Aumüller (theater and festival maker, IMPLANTIEREN Festival), Silvia Ehnis (choreographer, Tacho Tinta), Yasmin Fahbod (scenic researcher and activist), Maria Mercedes Flores Mujica & Darya Myasnikova (maiskind), Benjamin Hoesch (theater scholar and theater maker, ATW Gießen), Viviane Lennert (multimedia artist TeamLEN! & curation), Philipp Schulte (Hessian Theatre Academy) and the team of Cheers for Fears.