Tuesday 27 April, 2–3.30 pm: On the Lookout vol. 4 – Focus on Central Europe & Green touring

Online discussion 27 April: Focus on Central Europe & Green touring. With guests Christian Watty (Festival euro-scene Leipzig) & Heleen De Boever (Aurora Nova)

The international field of performing arts is undergoing change both due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate emergency. On the Lookout is a series of online talks for all dance and circus artists and producers interested in the topic.
On Tuesday 27th April we focus on Central Europe and green touring. Guest speakers Christian Watty (Festival euro-scene Leipzig) and Heleen De Boever (Aurora Nova) share their thoughts and examples on how the environmental aspects of touring performing arts productions can be improved. What kind of changes are needed and from whom? How does the future of international work look like from the perspective of European festivals and international performing arts agencies? What does the year 2021 concretely look like for performing arts in Central Europe?
Welcome to discuss the topic, get to know the guests and ask them directly your most burning questions!
Sign up by 26.4. by filling in and sending this form: https://forms.gle/LPzUHvruSQFoQiKH8
The Zoom link will be sent to all attendees on 27.4. before noon.
The event will be in English and is organised by CircusInfo Finland and Dance Info Finland The moderators are Katarina Lindholm and Lotta Nevalainen.
Christian Watty is the Festival Director of euro-scene Leipzig, a festival of contemporary theatre and dance. Before being appointed as director in 2021, he has been on the artistic advisory council of the festival since 2013. Previously he has been working as co-director and advisor for the internationale tanzmesse nrw in Düsseldorf as well as for numerous theatres and festivals in France and Germany since 2004. Since 2006, he has been organizing tours in the field of dance and new circus.
Heleen De Boever joined the booking agency Aurora Nova in 2016 after working for theatre venues and artistic companies in both Belgium and Edinburgh. In her capacity at Aurora Nova, she specialises in building worldwide multiple-date tours for the company’s roster of international companies, with a focus on Europe but experience in Asia, Australia and North America. Since November she leads Aurora Nova’s Sustainability Project as a researcher. This project aims to collect recommendations for a more environmentally friendly touring practice and will be published as a website and freely accessible toolbox in summer 2021.
On the Lookout is a series of online talks about the changes and burning questions of international work in the field of dance and circus. International guests share their thoughts and answer questions. The next talk is organised in May, when we focus on North America.