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Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, began working as a video designer in 1990 with the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. In 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on her multimedia concertThe Nerve Bible and again in 1998 on her opera Songs and Stories from Moby Dick. In 1999 he moved to Berlin where he began working with the choreographer Meg Stuart and the theatre Director Stefan Pucher. He has also created videos for Armin Petras, Wanda Golonka, Hans-­Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Michael Nyman, The Builders’ Assosciation, Rimini Protokoll and others, as well as for opera productions by Sebastian Baumgarten, Jossi Wieler, and Falk Richter in Bayreuth and Salzburg. In 2008, Chris Kondek received the OPUS prize for his video work as well as the FAUST Theater prize in 2012. Since 2004 Chris Kondek has been developing his own theatre works, including Loan Shark (2008), about the finance crisis, at the HAU in Berlin, and Please Kill 2011, (2012) also at HAU. Together with Christiane Kühl he has created seven other works.

Christiane Kühl, born in Kiel in 1966, studied contemporary Literature, Philosophy, and Spanish at the University of Hamburg. She was culture editor of the daily newspaper TAZ (Hamburg and Berlin), of the magazine The KulturSPIEGEL (Hamburg) and on- air editor at Radio Eins/RBB (Potsdam). She’s worked as a freelance journalist for various other outlets, including Zitty Magazine, Die Zeit, F.A.S., DU, as well as editing the magazine “Herbst. Theorie zur Praxis”, for the festival of international contemporary art, Steirischer Herbst (Austria). From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Artistic Director for the Berliner Festspiele. She has been invited to be a jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, The International Theater Festival Hamburg, Kontakt Torin (PL), the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Doppelpass project/Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alongside her journalistic activities she has, since 2004, worked as an author, dramaturg and performer with Chris Kondek.

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The Josephine Theater

BY THOMAS MILLER
@ VOL 11 ON AUG 27, 2013

Thomas Miller is here to talk about the Josephine Theater, a non-profit community theater committed to enhancing San Antonio's cultural horizons. This venue provides opportunities for patrons, performers, and students to develop their creative side, and Thomas is thrilled to be a part of it. 

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A Primer on Community Theater

BY DAVID DUFOUR
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

David DuFour has a passion for theater.  His PechaKucha performance expands on thriving local and community theater in the USA and in particular the Elkhart Civic Theater in Indiana where Dave is the executive director.

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Как создаются спектакли?

BY ТАТЬЯНА ЩАПОВА
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 02, 2016

Актиса театра кукол Татьяна Щапова расскажет о том, как воплотить в жизнь свой замысел и создать свой спектакль. А начнет с истории своей жизни, потому что это важная составляющая каждого выступления.

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The Puppet and Its Double Theater

BY 鄭嘉音 CHIA-YIN CHENG
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 25, 2016

Because Cheng Chiayin had come into contact with all kinds of dolls in childhood, she choose a career in the performing art of puppetry, following French director Philippe Genty in learning the art, and performing all around the world. In 1999, The Puppet and Its Double Theater was established. It not only practiced cross-discipline cooperation, but also performed a variety of themes. The troupe moved from Taipei to an ideal base in Ilan, allowing more people to take part in the art of puppetry.

 

鄭嘉音因為從小接觸各式玩偶,而一路走上偶戲的表演藝術,到追隨法國導演菲利浦.香堤(Philippe Genty)習藝,到世界各地演出,於是1999年成立無獨有偶劇團,不但跨界合作,也表演各種議題,而劇團從台北移到宜蘭有了完善的基地,讓更多人能參與偶戲表演藝術。

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Performing, Creating and Collaborating

BY CHRISTOPHER ALLERY
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure."

In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively. 

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The Reason for starting Samurai Sword Performance Theater

BY AUGA MAGARI
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 22, 2016

トリップアドバイザーで外国人の人気スポット国内5位にランクイン!話題の「サムライ剣舞」はどうやって生まれたのか!?  鉤 逢賀(Auga  Magari)さんがプレゼンとパフォーマンスを見せてくれました。

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Creating performance entrepreneurs

BY LYNNE BRADLEY
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Lynne Bradley has worked as a director, choreographer, performer and actor-trainer in Brisbane and abroad for the past 30 years. In 1992 she founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre with Simon Woods, and spent two decades building Zen Zen Zo into an internationally renowned performance and training centre. Lynne is passionate about physical theatre, cross-cultural arts collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and mentoring - which is why she took on her current role running the new Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts) at USC. 

Her goal during the course of the one-year program is to assist emerging and mid-career artists to become more sustainable, using the model of the “Creative Entrepreneur”.

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Health, Fitness, Lifestyle, Performance, Sleep

BY LANELL BECKLES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 27, 2018

Athletes get the BEST of everything in order to be the BEST they can be at competition.  Those modalities and techniques that keep athletes young and healthy can also be applied to the general population.  Although many people would believe they don’t have the money or the resources to achieve optimal performance, I am going to go over simple habits people can do to optimize their performance and stay young.  I will be covering things like sleep, nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and also mental health.

 

The narrative I will be giving are accounts from my work with my mother and other clients/athletes I have worked with.

 

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It's Not Too Late

BY THOMAS TAYLOR
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 21, 2018

Thomas Taylor talks about his passion for musical theater.