Venue: Institute For Provocation, 13 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
During his studies in Philosophy in Berlin, Tarik Goetzke was a member of the Youth Theatre P14 of the Volksbühne. In 2009, he was an assistant director for Dimiter Gotscheff's production of Heiner Müller's Prometheus. From 2009 to 2014 he studied theatre direction at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. From 2012 to 2015 he was an assistant director at the National Theatre Mannheim. Since 2015 he has been studying Film, Theatre and Media Studies at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. In 2014, his work 'Hurenkinder Schusterjungen’ was invited to Munich Volkstheater’s festival of young directors 'Radical Jung 2014'.
Anna Kubelík graduated from Architectural Association in London in 2004. Now she works as a freelance artist and has collaborated internationally with dancers, composers, directors and scientists, as well as educational, research and cultural institutions. Kubelík's work has been honoured with various awards and scholarships, including the National Endowment for the Arts (USA). She participated in various residence programs, most recently at the Academy Schloss Solitude and the'Villa Massimo' in Rome.Tarik Goetzke and Anna Kubelík developed an interactive performance 'Me + Rome' in 2017, which gives 12 participants an insight into the founding myths of Rome. During the residency in Beijing, the duo, will develop an audio-visual performance 'Me + Beijing' based on Chinese myths, stories and narrative principles and try to build dialogue with artists and researchers in performing arts in Beijing.
More About the Presentation
As an artist-duo, we, Tarik Goetzke and Anna Kubelík, invite you to our presentation at IFP.
We will present our past projects briefly, both individual works and our collaborative project, 'Me + Rome’. We will then elaborate our research interests and work-in-progress of our current project ‘Me + Beijing’.
‘Me + Beijing’ will take form in an audio-visual immersive performance. Inspiration of the performance will be drawn from Chinese ancient myths with an emphasis on genealogical context. Through this project, we aim to explore and experiment with fundamental narrative principles in Chinese literature and theatre-making tradition - potentially equivalent to the Aristotelean paradigm of the West.
Through our presentation, we would like to initiate dialogues between artists and researchers in performing arts. We would also like to get in touch with contemporary playwrights, theatre companies and art institutes in order to picture the general theatre/performance landscape in Beijing. We look forward to meeting you and get inspired.