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26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More Powerfully

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Schulhäusl
Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

Using practical examples and participant’s own interests, this seminar will explore the possible role of art as a tool for political engagement. Whether it is provoking new thinking, re-presenting facts, re-framing arguments, building empathy or generating publicity, art can be a powerful tool for those seeking to have an influence on others. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences, debate approaches and work on developing ideas, objects, performances, texts, works of their own to communicate ideas they feel passionately about. The seminar series will be led by the artists collective Stan’s Cafe, who also contribute to Arts & Culture of the European Forum Alpbach 2019. Collaborative working will be encouraged, the series will develop in line with the interests of the group, there is time for reflection and who knows, maybe even a ‘showcase’ at the end!
Strictly no artistic talent necessary!

Associate Artist and Performer, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham Chair
Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham Chair

Christine DUGRENIER

Associate Artist and Performer, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham

 An alumnus of Dartington College of Arts, Chris. Dugrenier is a French Artist working across artforms from solo performances, video art, site-specific and live art projects. She has a vision for works that are poetic, layered, experimental, works that take time, that take place in unusual settings and that are demanding of its audience. Her work has been presented at Warwick Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Embrace Arts, Goldsmith College, PDSW and was programmed at the Fierce International Festival, Expo, Sprint (Camden People Theatre), Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival (NEAT), Hatch Nottingham, Nottdance Festival and Sacred at Chelsea Theatre, Curve Theatre.

James YARKER

Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham

 James Yarker co-founded the theatre company Stan’s Cafe in 1991, shortly after graduating from university. With James directing all their major productions Stan’s Cafe have grown to become one UK’s most inventive and admired contemporary theatre companies with their work in demand around the world. James is often asked to lecture, give talks and run workshops. Last year he co-authored the book "Devising Theatre With Stan’s Cafe", published by Bloomsbury Methuen. James is also a husband and a father.

Seminar Week

show timetable

14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar