Dagmar Walser

Arts Manager(Switzerland/Liechtenstein)

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen / Zürcher Theater Spektakel [http://www.theaterspektakel.ch/]
Theater Editor and Dramaturge Residency
Period: from 13 October 2012 to 5 December 2012

■Research Outline

Research Theme Interdisciplinarity: Research on Japanese Performing Arts Scene (after Fukushima)
Brief Description of the Research To do an ongoing research on the performing arts scene in Japan through interviews, meetings and by attending performances and exhibitions, and visited not only contemporary theater and dance performances but also visual art, architecture, music and fashion events, especially having a strong interest in the scene after the Fukushima disaster and find out about a new direction of performing arts in Japan.


13 October 2012 Arrives in Japan
13 October 2012 to 4 December 2012 – Interviews artists and arts administrators in Tokyo, Yokohama, Fukushima, Ooita
– Participates in International Visitors Program organized by Tokyo Culture Creation Project
– Attends performances and exhibitions at Festival Tokyo, Kunisaki Art Project, other theaters and galleries
13 November 2012 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
5 December 2012 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 13 November 2012
Time 19:00-21:30
Place Studio B, Morishita Studio
Title Some thoughts on the Japanese performing arts scene from the perspective of a Swiss dramaturge and theatre critic

Dagmar Walser gave a presentation on Zürcher Theater Spektakel at which chelfitsch, Faifai, Niwa Gekidan Penino, contact Gonzo and Akumanoshirushi participated from Japan, and gave some thoughts on the Japanese perfroming art scene from her residency experience from the viewpoint of a Swiss dramaturge and theatre critic.

Dagmar Walser
Born in Liechtenstein

Dagmar Walser studied German literature and art history at the University in Basel and Hamburg. Since 1999 she has been working at the Swiss Broadcasting Company DRS2 and in charge of producing and editing programs in the field of Theater/Performing Arts. She is a member of the artistic board of the international Festival Zürcher Theater Spektakel, and has published books and articles about theatre in Switzerland and has been involved in various intercultural projects.

The Japan Foundation / Performing Arts Network Japan Presenter Interview


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