31. Internationales Festival 9.–31.8.2019 | Berlin

31. Internationales Festival 9.–31.8.2019 | Berlin

OPEN CALL for performing arts critics 

Performing Criticism Globally

Norwegian and international critics and writers active in the field of performing arts are invited to apply for travel funding for participation in a seminar and workshop in Berlin, Germany with Critical Interruptions (Bojana Janković and Diana Damian Martin) during the dance festival Tanz im August 10. August 2019.

We accept applications via email to geir@pahn.no 

Your application should contain a short description of your work as a critic or writer and of why you would like to participate. Priority will be given to critics and writers who write for edited publication platforms, or as self-publishers who consciously relate to an editorial practice.

Deadline for applications: 27 June 2019.

For up to 3 (three)Norwegian applicants we can offer travel support of 5000 NOK per person.

For up to 3 (three) International applicants (not based in Berlin) we can offer travel support of 3000 NOK (aprox 300 Euro) per person. We reserve the right to select fewer than 6 participants in total.

Critical Interruptions (Diana Damian Martin and Bojana Janković) is a Serbo-Romanian critical cooperative exploring performance criticism. With little regards for review, we search for critical forms and strategies in dialogue with performance, wonder how to develop rigorous and relevant critical writing, and lure new writers into thinking about radical and experimental work. Collectively, we have occupied galleries, museums, studios, theatres, universities, digital spaces and streets, to talk, perform, write, and think about (amongst other things) migration and Eastern European identities and diasporic cultures.


Saturday 10 August 2019 11:00 – 15:00

Seminar and workshop

Critical Interruptions (Bojana Janković and Diana Damian Martin) will be hosting a workshop that explores modes of cooperation and collaborative authorship in contemporary critical writing, with particular focus on experimental performance practices.

Saturday 10 August 2019 17:00

TALK: On the Sofa


10.8., 17:00 | Experimental Dance Criticism Guests: Bojana Janković & Diana Damian Martin (Critical Interruptions), Anette Therese Pettersen, Beatrix Joyce | Hosted by: Astrid Kaminski | Bibliothek im August | English

Performing Criticism Globally

Performing Criticism Globally was initiated to strengthen the situation for performing arts criticism in Norway and abroad. The first edition of PCG was arranged in summer 2018 by Performing Arts Hub Norway, Dansearena Nord, critics Hild Borchgrevink and Anette Therese Pettersen, and festivals Arctic Arts Festival and Ravnedans. In October 2018 PCG collaborated with BIT Teatergarasjen, and Dansekritikerrørsla at Oktoberdans. In 2019 PCG will be hosting seminars and workshops at Tanz im August and CODA Oslo International Dance Festival.