Program Overview

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

18:00 Dinner

19:30 General Meeting of DGfT – the German Association of Dramatherapists
Non-members are welcome!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

10:00 – 10:45 Opening and Introduction into the Conference’s Theme:
Ritual & Healing – or – The necessity of being fully present in our own lives“
Ingrid Lutz

WORKSHOPS (2 days, Thu und Fri)
11:00 – 13:00 Workshops 1 – 8
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch + Coffee
14:30 – 18:00 Workshops 1 – 8

18:15 Dinner

20:00 Evening Talk with Venu G. in conversation with William Sax and Annette Hornbacher on: 
Transformation and Relevance of  ‘Ancient Knowledge’: What can European Theatre (and Dramatherapy) learn from classical Indian dance theatre and its embodiment of emotions? Approaches to an otherwise invisible reality? Are the effects independent of cultural contexts? Why does Venu G. refer to his training of the 9 emotions (Nava Rasa) as „Sadhana“, which means ritual? What has revealed itself as the core which makes these Indian dance theatre forms still so relevant today?

Friday, June 26, 2020

9:30 – 12:30 Workshops 1 – 8
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch + Coffee
14:30 – 18:00 Workshops 1 – 8
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Mini performances as impressions of the workshops

Saturday, June 27, 2020

10:00 Lecture 1: 
William Sax – Theatrical Rituals as Collective Therapy among the Dalits, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya

11:00 Lecture 2: 
Annette Hornbacher – Posession as a Medium of Diagnose and Therapy: Dance and Transgression in Bali

12:00 Lecture 3: 
Susana Pendzik – The Invisible in Dramatherapy

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch + Coffee

15:00 – 16:00
Panel Discussion with Bonnie Harnden, Susana Pendzik, Anna Seymour: What does the understanding of potentials and functions of rituals and transpersonal approaches as conveyed in the lectures mean for us in the praxis of dramatherapy?

16:15 – 17:45
Discussion Lab about the raised topics in 3 groups (with Daniela Debald, Ilil Land-Boss, Ingrid Lutz)

17:45
„Back to the Whole“: Plenum and closure of the conference

18:30 Dinner

20:00
Dream Plays“ – Open Stage for performances and themes from current trainings