After two years of many digital exchanges and small labs, there was finally another big Cheers For Fears festival from March 16-20, 2022 – already the seventh since 2013! The gathering at tanzhaus nrw gave students, teachers, young artists and their audience a place to meet. Installative, cinematic, scenic, dance and musical formats provided an insight into the diversity of the young art scene and placed artistic work and studies in relation to current discourses. In addition to the public showings on 18. and 19.03. at 19.00 o’clock each day there was the panel discussion “Together for the theater of tomorrow – training in the performing arts” with Stefan Hilterhaus (PACT Zollverein), Dr. Hildegard Kaluza (Ministry of Culture and Science), Prof. Lisa Nielebock (Folkwang University of the Arts) and Dr. Philipp Schulte (Hessian Theater Academy) at 5:00 pm. What is the state of teaching in the arts? What is desired and what can be concrete actions? These and many other questions were lively discussed by the plenum, first among themselves and then together with the audience.
You can find the detailed program here.
Fotos: (c) Silviu Guiman