From 13 to 16 November 2014, UTE member representatives met in Tel Aviv to attend the General Assembly of the Union of European Theatres. On this occasion, the Habima prepared a rich programme of activities, which also marked the inauguration of the TERRORisms project in Tel Aviv.
With a view not to seperate professional meetings and artistic work, the UTE chose to inscribe this meeting in the context of the programme of activities organised around the world premiere of God Waits at the station - the play commissioned and produced by the Habima - National Theatre of Israel, as its contribution to the international TERRORisms project.
13 November 2014
World Premiere of God Waits at the Station
Written by Maya Arad and directed by Shay Pitowski, God Waits at the Station reconstructs the sequence of events leading a Palestinian young woman to embrace terrorism. Presenting itself as a kaleidoscope of fragmented testimonies, broken realities and multiple truths, the show offers a portrait of the Israeli society, at once striking for its violence and complexity. The show was very well received by the audience and critic. It will be performed on the stage of the Comédie de Reims, on the 8th February 2015. | more info
16 November 2014
General Assembly of the UTE
Organised biannualy, UTE General Assemblies bring together the representatives of the UTE members to discuss administrative and financial issues, as well as issues regarding the development of the network, the programme and project of the UTE. In Tel Aviv, discussions focussed on the new CONFLICT ZONES programme supported by the European Union. UTE members received with great enthusiasm Brussels' decision to support this 3-year programme of meetings, which will bring together all the UTE member theatres around common themes and activities.
16 November 2014
Round-table “Artists boycotting Artists?”
Is an artistic boycott against artists and cultural institutions legitimate? Shouldn't artists and cultural institutions make every effort to become a “bridge” in conflict zones? Organised in the context of the CONFLICT ZONES programme, the round-table brought together Israeli and international academics, artists and journalists.
The following events of the CONFLICT ZONES programme
30 November – 3 December 2014
Think-Tank Young Journalists Online, Cluj, Romania
Taking place from the 30th November to the 3rd December 2014 in the context of the Interferences Festival of Cluj, the first meeting of the "Think-tank Young Journalists Online" laid the foundation for the creation of an online multilingual magazine dealing with theatre in Europe. | more infos
5 – 21 February 2015
Reims Scène d’Europe Festival, Reims, France
Tackling the theme of war, this year's Reims Scènes d’Europe Festival will feature 2 productions of the TERRORisms project: La Baraque by Aïat Fayez, directed by Ludovic Lagarde (Comédie de Reims) and God Waits at the Station by Maya Arad, directed by Shay Pitowski (Habima – National Theatre of Israel). Bob Wilson’s 1914 after Jaroslav Hašek and Karl Kraus (National Theatre Prague), created in the context of the "1914-2018" UTE project will also be invited, alongside performances by Luk Perceval, Yael Ronen, Simon Delétang, Johan Leysen, Mikaël Serre and Sanja Mitrović. The Festival will also host an artistic confrontation co-organised by the Union of Theatres of Europe on the links between culture and politics. | more infos
More info on the followng events the CONFLICT ZONES programme