From 2017 I realized my first decolonizing-silent-walk-performative city tour URBAN BODIES PROJECT. This was invited to the international festival THEATER DER WELT. Afterwards, this project was invited to Amsterdam, to the international dance festival JULIDANS, and to Stuttgart, to the festival DIE IRRITIERTE STADT. Later, the project DECOLONYCITIES followed in Hamburg in 2019 and 2021. Both will be supervised by a diverse and international team under the new platform founded by myself called SHAPE THE FUTURE."

"Stop and observe" Foto:Willem Vrey, Namibia

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Decolonisation as an artistic practice in theatre

Thanks to the support of the Department of Intercultural Cultural Exchange, a podcast will be released in November.

Decolonisation as an artistic practice in theatre deals with this concept from different points of view - cultural-political, scientific and historical - and they will discuss it in the form of interviews with experts.

Thanks to research funding from FoDaKü, the Mexican-German choreographer conducted a series of interviews from the arts, theatre and the academy between July, August and September, and thus crystallised a conclusion about what all of us together as cultural institutions and theatre makers can improve, renew and establish for the theatre of the future.

It began with lecturer Christina Pauls from the University of Augsburg, who deals with the subject areas of political science, peace and conflict research. She was followed by Kampnagel artistic director Amelie Deuflhardt. From the Stuttgart area, she interviewed the director of Schloss Solitude Elke aus dem Moore, as well as the artistic director of Theater Rampe Martina Grohmann and the Colombian theatre-maker Magda Agudelo and the Ivorian choreographer and dancer Yahi Nestor Gahe.

She then continued in Hamburg with Hamburg theatre-maker Helge Schmidt, dramaturg and producer Carmen Mehnert and Hamburg director Mable Preach.

She finished these interviews in Munich with the lecturer Prof. Dr. Burcu Doğramacı from the LMU, who works with fellows from all over the world in the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg "global.dis-connect" programme. To top it off, she had interviewed the director of Joint Adventures Walter Heun.

A podcast and a publication will be created from these excerpts and published hopefully at the end 2024.

Gutiérrez hopes that more will join in further months this conversation. She understand this project als an "ongoing process".

With special thanks to Saskia Bronkowski for her assistance.