Amterdam 2012 Programme

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Wednesday November 14th

  Breakfast at the hotel
  Fence participants arrive
10.00 Informal at MC, meeting our venue hosts, small group conversations over coffee, updating around emerging Canada-EU Culture 2007-13 Plans
14.00 Meet at MC
  Introduction to The Fence (Jonathan)
15.00 Fence participants present on themselves and the situation where they are , for playwrights and theatre makers (Everyone)
17.00 Scratch work – (Beatrice & Doug) what needs are there?
18.00 Scratch Night preparation and rehearsal
20.00  Dinner

Thursday November 15th

  Breakfast at the hotel
10.00 Meeting at MC with The Fence –
The relationship in the Middle East between artistic practice and new theatre making, Higher Education institutions and cultural policy.
  Case studies Part 1– Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
  (Chair: Lana, Abdelrahim, Leila H – to be confirmed)
13.00  Lunch at MC
  Chairs – Anja & Katja
14:30 Presentation on work in Gaza with four Palestinian and four Dutch directors and 60 Palestinian actors.
15.00  Presentation from Gary and Natasja from Amsterdam’s Dancing on The Edge who are looking for pieces for their 2013 festival, as well as young theater makers for one or more residencies
15.30  The link between 'social' and 'artistic' when working in or with a social contexts. (Anja and Katja)
16.00  Breakout Groups Discussion on previous presentations.
17.30  Meet the playwrights – with Dutch theatre artists
  Doomed by Hope, a new book of Essays on Arab Theatre
18.30  Scratch Night preparation and rehearsal
20:00 Performance / Dinner

Friday November 16th

  Breakfast at the hotel
10.00 Meeting at MC with the Fence –
The relationship in the Middle East between artistic practice and new theatre making, Higher Education institutions and cultural policy.
  Case study Part 2 – snap shots – Morocco, Libya, Algeria (Fred, Kamal, Ahmed, Mohamed - Chair – Jonathan / Hilary)
Session in French and English plus Skype!
13.00 Lunch at MC
14.30  An update on the meeting some of us will have had on Tuesday on our proposed Canada-EU bid to Culture 2007-2013, due for submission May 2013 (Robin & Hanna)
15.00 Jibbe Willems' presentation on Dutch collaboration work with Brazilian playwrights
15.30 Presentation on the work of the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa, two companies work on independent projects as well as collaborative productions in both Hebrew and Arabic, drawing on the performances of Arab and Jewish artists. (Claudia)
16.00  Breakout Groups Discussion on previous presentations.
18.00  Scratch Night preparation and rehearsal
20:00  Performance/Dinner
22.00  The Fence will hold its first scratch night

Saturday November 17th

  Breakfast at the hotel
10.00 Meeting at MC with the Fence –
The relationship in the Middle East between artistic practice and new theatre making, Higher Education institutions and cultural policy.
  Case studies Case studies Part 3 – snaps shots – Egypt (Nehad, Adel, Laila S, Sara S, Chair – Penny)
13.00 Lunch at MC
14.30 Middle East  / European partnerships
  Action Points, what next?
17.00 Online international theatre information –(Doug and Beatriz)
18.00 Scratch Night preparation and rehearsal (depending on demand)
20.00 Performance: / Dinner
22.00 The Fence will hold its second scratch night (depending on demand)

Sunday November 18th

  Breakfast at the hotel
10.00 Meeting at MC with the Fence – Pick-ups, whatever has not had enough time
10:00 Structure and development of The Fence network
11.30 Future fence meetings
13.00 Participants leave