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Sep 10, ma


Birach Workstation

The Art of Swapping Hearts

Paper-Tiger-Rehearsal Workshop in Birach 2019

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The Art of Swapping Hearts
The Art of Swapping Hearts

Time & Location

2019-Sep-10 10:00 – 2019-Sep-20 16:00

Birach Workstation, Birach 1, 84494 Niederbergkirchen, Germany

About the event

About the Paper-Tiger-Rehearsal Workshop in Birach

‘Rehearsal’ as action

The workshop explores the notion of ‘rehearsal’ as an action, as it has been developed by Paper Tiger in its practice over the years. This shall be the first time when the heterotopic theatre practice of Paper Tiger gets transposed to the format of a workshop, covering different aspects of performing, directing, choreographic and dramaturgical work. A double folded rehearsal would be taking place both in theatre work and in daily life. It points to the dimension of every participant’s experiences and perceptions. A creative process based on everyday observations will get mixed with the associative approach towards a text by Franz Kafka. The point of departure will be Kafka’s story „The Burrow”. Fragments from the text will get remixed using parallel plateaus of scenarios, bodies, movements, daily life experiences, knowledge (as mechanism), etc. The work with shifting cultural contexts will be an integral part of this approach as well as the experience with multilingual acting. After all, a sense of cultural organ transplantation and theatre alchemy shall resonate beyond everyday life perception while it remains evident that Paper Tiger’s rehearsal practice cannot be conceived as an imaginary realm different from ‘reality’. Participants can expect to discover error as resource as well as the potential of intentional misreading.

This workshop takes place in the framework of Project BB+ by Paper Tiger.

An open call shall be addressing young persons from an international artistic community.

Group size max.

around 15 individuals


theatre maker/performance artist/dancer/performing arts student/aspiring performer from all walks of life


Via email:

(This email address will serve as the sole registration channel. Please enclose a short bio within 100 words and a motivational text within 200 words.)


5.August 2019

Early bird deadline

5.Juni 2019

Tuition fee

Fee 600€ (Earlybird 500€ / Student 300€)

Accommodation 300€

Food 300 € (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Total 1200€ (1100€ for Earlybird or 900€ for student


Tian Gebing (theatre director, Beijing)

Wang Yanan (choreographer, Beijing)

Christoph Lepschy (dramaturg, Munich)

In Collaboration with

Papertiger theater, Workstation Birach, TAIFUN Project

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