Impulse 2020 will take place online this year, presenting selected productions of the original programme. Three of the ten visiting productions planned for the SHOWCASE have been reconceived in online form. The ACADEMY about social backgrounds in independent theatre will be held as a video conference. The whole programme and how to register can be found here.
In the event of technical problems with the registration, please turn to anmeldung[a]impulsefestival.de.
Before and during the events, support is available in a live chat here.
In cooperation with the studiobühneköln outstanding and challenging productions from last season can be seen at a range of venues in Düsseldorf. The SHOWCASE presents what makes independent theatre special across a broad range of theatrical forms including many new discoveries.
The Impulse ACADEMY plays a core role in understanding independent theatre. In this third edition participants from theory and practice will once again come together to consider key questions for the production and aesthetics of independent theatre and its place in society. On the first weekend of the festival, audiences are invited to explore a living archive of 30 years of Impulse and to examine the history of independent theatre. In discussions and workshops on the second weekend of the festival, we will address the issue of class and attempt to create an awareness of this category which has often been neglected in independent theatre.
The Impulse CITY PROJECT connects urgent issues of our time with a local context — an approach to the performing arts that originated in the independent theatre scene. In this year’s edition of the festival, in co-operation with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, it examines the ever increasing division between rich and poor.