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Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann: Art and Politics and the Zurcher Theater Spektakel [Interview]

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann has been the Artistic Director of the festival since 2002, and the 2007 festival will be her last festival. Under Schwaegermann’s direction the festival has presented a significant number of Australian projects including Yuè Lìng Jié by the Elision Ensemble, Soft by Back to Back Theatre, the Australian Museum of Modern Oddities, Acrobat, Blood Links by William Yang, the Australian Body series of performances featuring work by Lucy Guerin, Ros Warby, Rosalind Crisp and Helen Herbertson, and the Australian Indonesia collaboration The Theft of Sita. That is, arguably, the largest contingent of contemporary Australian performing arts recently presented in a non-English speaking European context not dependent upon a Federal government cultural promotion and funding initiative targeting Switzerland.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hamilton, M. M. "Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann: Art and Politics and the Zurcher Theater Spektakel [Interview]." Performance Paradigm 3 .May (2007): 1-11.

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • May

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann has been the Artistic Director of the festival since 2002, and the 2007 festival will be her last festival. Under Schwaegermann’s direction the festival has presented a significant number of Australian projects including Yuè Lìng Jié by the Elision Ensemble, Soft by Back to Back Theatre, the Australian Museum of Modern Oddities, Acrobat, Blood Links by William Yang, the Australian Body series of performances featuring work by Lucy Guerin, Ros Warby, Rosalind Crisp and Helen Herbertson, and the Australian Indonesia collaboration The Theft of Sita. That is, arguably, the largest contingent of contemporary Australian performing arts recently presented in a non-English speaking European context not dependent upon a Federal government cultural promotion and funding initiative targeting Switzerland.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hamilton, M. M. "Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann: Art and Politics and the Zurcher Theater Spektakel [Interview]." Performance Paradigm 3 .May (2007): 1-11.

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 11

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • May

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne