“Building Bridges” it’s the name La MaMa gave to the Conversation we had. “Cultural Exchanges” is the one I would have chosen.
This panel, part of European Young Director’s Forum presented by La MaMa and European TheatreConvention, give the opportunity to directors, producers and actors from Europe and US to share and discuses their experience performing their works abroad. David Diamond moderates the conversation where anonymous and renowned talk together, such as Anne Bogart, Paul Knieriem (The Netherlands), Ana Tomovic (Serbia), Meiyin Wang (Under theRadar Curator) and Bastian Kraft (Germany).
All together on a circle talk and talk and talk. There weren’t big conclusions or lesson, but really interesting topics to think about. Bellow you can see some quotes to think about:
“There is not RIGHT or WRONG in theater. Just try something!”
“When you go to the theater, you’ve to be OPEN to a new experience.”
“To present a play in another country, another culture is a huge experience, for everyone, performers and audience”
“We are afraid to art as we are afraid to sex”
“When you create a play with another nationalities or cultures, you bring out questions you never consider before”