MasterClass: Global Realism by Milo Rau and Stefan Bläske

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00

Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:

Global Realism: Between (re)presentation and engagement. The work of IIPM - International Institute of Political Murder Masterclass
Milo Rau and Stefan Bläske
Saturday 3 November 2018, from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Zoukak Studio, Beirut

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Three works by Milo Rau will be presented in Beirut at the beginning of November 2018: the films The Congo Tribunal, The Moscow Trials and the performance Breivik's Statement. A small excerpt from an extensive oeuvre, consisting of more than 50 books, films and theater projects, in very different formats. 
In this masterclass, Milo Rau and his dramaturge Stefan Bläske present their work and the concept of "global realism": what does it mean to be an artist in the globalized world at the beginning of the 21st century? What can and what has to be done, and what is allowed in art? What are the crimes and tragedies of our time, and how can you tell about them on stage?
Traditionally theater is the representation and repetition of what has been. But how does one get from the (re)presentation to the engagement and commitment? From passivity to activity? And from pure representation to a presence of the real?
Using examples from their own works, Milo Rau and Stefan Bläske present their idea of a "Theater of the Real" and of the "City Theatre of the Future", which they are currently building up by taking over the artistic direction of NTGent in Belgium, which will think globally and tour internationally.

Artist's Biography

Milo Rau was called by critics “the most influential“ (DIE ZEIT), “most awarded“ (Le Soir), “most interesting“ (De Standaard) or “most ambitious“ (The Guardian) artist of our time. He is the artistic director of the NTGent beginning in the season 2018/19. Since 2002, he has put out over 50 plays, films, books and actions. His productions have appeared at all of the major international festivals. Rau has received many honours, most recently the Peter-Weiss-Prize 2017, the 3sat-Prize 2017, the 2017 Saarbrucken Poetry Lectureship for Drama. In 2017, Milo Rau was voted "Acting Director of the Year" in the critics' survey conducted by the Deutsche Bühne. Rau is also a television critic, lecturer and a very productive writer.

Zoukak Sidewalks – The Festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.

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Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
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