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PERSPECTIV Conference & Meetings 2019

The Conference & Meetings 2019 will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2019 in Hanau (DE).
Hanau, near Frankfurt, preserves the 18th century spa ensemble Wilhelmsbad, complete with a theatre, the "Comoedienhaus" (playhouse) of 1781.

Please download your registration form here.


SUNDAY, 31 March 2019

13:00     State Park Wilhelmsbad: Guided long tour of the spa park Wilhelmsbad and the historical carousel of 1780

14:00     State Park Wilhelmsbad: Guided short tour

15:30     Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad: PERSPECTIV General Assembly

18:30     „Café Central“: Dinner


MONDAY, 1 April 2019
Conference day at the conference centre “Kongresspark Hanau”:
„What do we do with historic theatres?“

09:00     Registration

09:30     Welcome addresses

09:45     Section 1: The Building

Nick Thompson (UK), architect
Demolish all historic theatres! We need modern performance spaces!

Peter Seibert, Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, Munich (DE)
Preserve the original: restoring the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth           

Welcome address by the Lord Mayor of Hanau, Mr Claus Kaminsky

Coffee break

Nicole Rautenberg, Comoedienhaus Wilhelmsbad, Hanau (DE)
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ludwig, Hanau (DE)
Develop what we inherited: the example of the Comoedienhaus


12:30     Lunch

14:00     Section 2: Ideas and Actions

Luke O’Shaughnessy (UK), Opera Europa
Reaching audiences outside the theatre through live-streaming performances:
the first years of “OperaVision“

Three best practice examples in 30 minutes
Silke Gablenz-Kolakovich, Private Theatre at Kochberg Palace (DE)
How we saved a historic theatre

Fredrik Forslund, Confidencen - Ulriksdal Palace Theatre (SE)
Lighting performances with candles

Kathleen Fay, Boston Early Music Festival (USA)
Our five success elements

Coffee break

15:30     Section 3: Museum and Performance

Peter Teilmann, Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre, Copenhagen (DK)
The historic theatre as museum  ̶  the museum in a historic theatre

Markus Dietze, Municipal Theatre, Koblenz (DE)
Contemporary art inside a monument: experiences, problems, solutions

Sigrid T’Hooft, opera director, Gent (BE)
& Gilbert Blin, opera director, Leiden (NL)
The historic theatre as space for historically informed performances


17:30     End of conference day

19:30     Conference Dinner at „Steakhaus Römerhof“, Philippsruhe Palace


TUESDAY, 2 April 2019
Workshops & Meetings
at the conference centre “Kongresspark Hanau”

09:30     Parallel workshops

Group 1: Sustainable building management and conservation
Group 2: Historic backstage
Group 3: Audience development and tourism
Group 4: Theatre production

Coffee break

Presentation of workshop results

12:30     Lunch

14:00     ERHT Route meetings

Coffee break

16:30     ERHT Route managers meeting


As of 25 March 2019. Hours are approximations. Changes reserved.





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