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Whole Earth Talk II With researcher and theatre artist Frédérique Aït-Touati (France)

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Apr 13, 2023
Apr 13, 2023
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Join us for a Whole Earth Conversation with Frédérique Aït-Touati(France) about the new role theatre, performance can and should play in the new age ofthe Anthropocene–a geological era shaped by humans rather than by nature. We ask how can the significant symbolic, imaginary and real space of theatre can help artists and audiences realize that a contemporary theatre and performance practice can no longer just represents interhuman conflicts. How can we raise the necessary and urgent awareness to includea planetary consciousness aboutanimals, plants, viruses,the atmosphere, as well asthe “critical zone” 30 feet above and below the surface of the earth in contemporary theatre and performance?
Frédérique Aït-Touatiis a theatre director and historian, she explores the links between science, literature and politics. Fellow of the University of Oxford from 2007 to 2014, she is now a research fellow at the CNRS, member of the Center for Research on Arts and Language at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. Her books includeFictions of the Cosmos(2011),Contes de la Lune(2011), Le Monde en images(2015), andTerra Forma(2019). Her theatre work deals with ecological issues (Gaïa Global Circus, Le Théâtre des Négociations, INSIDE, Moving Earths) within her company Zone Critique and has been presented in Nanterre-Amandiers, théâtre de l’Odéon, Centre Pompidou, Kaaitheater de Bruxelles, as well as New York (The Kitchen, The Signature Theatre), Berlin (HAU, Berliner Festspiele) or Taipei.