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Social Programme

View the keynotes on live stream!

The keynotes and the panel discussion on “Utopia!” will be streamed live via Zoom. To join the webinars please click on the Zoom link of the specific event.

Opening Keynote Willmar Sauter, 30 Sept

Keynote Sean Metzger, 1 Oct

Panel Discussion with artists, 1 Oct

Keynote Susanne Foellmer, 2 Oct

The conference is planned around the following themes

•    Theatre and performance as utopian spaces
•    Theatre of hope, from the Enlightenment to the present
•    Dystopia as ‘optimism on the sly’
•    Escaping the ‘here and now’ through performance
•    Utopian performativities
•    Utopia/dystopia on Stage
•    The abuse/manipulation of utopias by fascist regimes and movements
•    Utopia and the welfare state
•    Utopia and health
•    Utopia and ecology
•    Utopia and spirituality/religion
•    Utopian communities

Keynote speakers and invited artists are Sean Metzger (University of California, LA), Susanne Foellmer (Coventry University), Willmar Sauter (Stockholm University), Linn Hilda Lamberg (Stockholm), Gry Worre Hallberg (Copenhagen).

Conference Output: NTS conference volume

As part of ANTS’ annual publishing activities, the conference will be followed by a special Nordic Theatre Studies volume with selected papers. All contributors to the conference will receive a call for papers. The guest editors of the volume are the conference organizers Professor Meike Wagner and Doctor Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen.