Metropolis is a festival and a laboratory for the development of the creative city. With Metropolis, Copenhagen International Theatre exits the theatre and enters the city to create art, life and debate. The objective is to break the established notions of the art, and in particular the traditional image of the performing arts. Metropolis is a biennale, alternating with the festival in odd years and the laboratory in even years.
METROPOLIS LABORATORY 2012
7 – 9 June Copenhagen International Theatre is hosting the fourth edition of the Metropolis Laboratory, which will be working towards the next Metropolis Festival in August 2013. The Laboratory will take place at Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst at Christianshavn, Copenhagen.
The programme will be a 3-day seminar in English followed by a number of short workshops, where artists and architects collaborate on developing ideas and concepts for public spaces in Copenhagen. Metropolis Laboratory 2012 will focus on five main themes:
Metropolis Laboratory is organised in cooperation with IN SITU – European network for creation in public space and with the support of EU Culture.
BOOK: CHANGING METROPOLIS II
The second publication about Metropolis is now out. Through essays, photos and reports it reflects on Metropolis Festival and Laboratory 2008-11. You find contributions from selected Metropolis artists, e.g. Jay Pather / Blind Spot, Lola Arias / Hotel Chambermaids and ZimmerFrei / The Hill. Also theoretical essays from key note speakers such as Saskia Sassen, Gerard Reinmuth and Nan Ellin are presented. And you can explore photo series of festival projects.
You can order ‘Changing Metropolis II’ on firstname.lastname@example.org for DKK 100 plus postage. Or you can read the book on your PC here.
KONTAKT / NYHEDSMAIL
Metropolis Laboratory 2012
7 - 9 June
Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst
Overgaden Neden Vandet 17