FORECAST. A School of Thinking-With

Where do you work? How does your surrounding sound, smell, what is its texture? What does it tell? And how does it inform your practice? Who actually shapes the landscape around you? What does its structure tell about its past and future?

Dublin Theatre Festival in partnership with Theatre Forum invites theatre makers, curators, dramaturgs, directors, thinkers and producers from Ireland and abroad for an international school, Forecast. A School of Thinking-With - a digital space of common learning and shared practices. During the festival the school’s participants will take part in workshops, lectures and conversations with makers and thinkers from diverse contexts, backgrounds and perspectives whose work is both deeply political and poetic. We will work and talk with the artists who dismantle the dominating power and colonial structures, who practice feminist approach not necessarily as a topic, but mainly as the very logic of their work and the way of building relationships with their public.

The school is curated by Marta Keil (ResKeil), a performing arts curator and researcher, based in Warsaw.

Participation in the Forecast School programme is by application only.

You can complete this online application form from 27th July 2021.
Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd August 2021.

Artists Taking Part in Forecast. A School of Thinking-With 2021

Samara Hersch - Workshop 1st and 2nd October

Samara Hersch is an artist and director whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy through imagining new artistic frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit. Her recent body of work focuses on critical trans-generational dialogue with an enquiry into conversation as performance. Samara is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Rotterdam and is part of the EU Network; ACT; Art Climate Transition. She acknowledges that her practice has been developed and presented on the lands of the Kulin Nation whose sovereignty has never been ceded and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Rabih Mroué - Workshop 5th of October

Rabih Mroué, born in Beirut (Lebanon), lives in Berlin and works as a director, actor, visual artist and author. He is co-founder of the Beirut Art Center (BAC). At the Kammerspiele Munich he has regularly worked as a director and choreographer for "Dance on". Mroué's stage works and exhibitions have included dOCUMENTA (13), Festival d'Avignon and MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and others.

Pau Catà and Petr Dlouhý (RESHAPE) - Workshop 6th of October

Pau Catà is a researcher and curator from Barcelona. He is the co-coordinator of CeRCCa Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles and Platform HARAKAT. He obtained his MA in Critical Arts Management and Media Cultural Studies at the LSBU (London) after graduating in History from the University of Barcelona. He is currently a PhD Artistic Research candidate at the University of Edinburgh. He has been selected to be part of several programmes such as Dawrak, Tandem Shaml, and South Med CV and has co-curated several shows in SWAB_ Barcelona International Art Fair 2016 and 2017, El Behna (Alexandria), Maumau (Istanbul), Le18 (Marrakech) as well as at Es Baluard in Palma de Mallorca. His research has been published in the peer-reviewed journals re-Visiones, Artnodes, and Trans Cultural Exchange.

Petr Dlouhý is a curator and culture organiser based in Prague. His praxis is shaped around a key aspect of a shared environment; time-space established within the frame of an artistic event that invites artists and audiences from different backgrounds to meet & talk and learn from each other. Considering this, his praxis is collaborative work. Therefore, he would like to use this biography space to give credit to at least a few of his most inspiring co-creators: Adam Bláha, Adriana Světlíková, Anna Chrtková, Antonín Brinda, Dana Račková, David Somló, Eric Stevenson, Evgenia Chetvertkova, Ewan McLaren, Heidi Hornáčková, Husam Abed, Joanna Klass, Kenzo Cross, Lena Szirmay-Kalos, Maria Zimpel, Mirek Buddha, Peter Pleyer, Studio Alta, X10, Zefv, as well as all his trajectory colleagues and many human & other-than-human beings of our shared time-space.

RESHAPE is a collaborative, bottom-up research process that proposes instruments for transition towards an alternative, fairer, and unified arts ecosystem across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, taking place between 2019 and 2021. One of the Reshape’s trajectory, Transnational and Postnational Artistic Practices, has been reflecting the dominating patterns of transnational work and mobility opportunities, that are deeply intertwined with the geo-political context and market-logics of the art world - and looking for an alternative way to build alliances across the border and dominating patterns. The group consisted of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Pau Catà, Petr Dlouhý, Heba el Cheikh, Gjorgje Jovanovik, Dominika Święcicka, Marine Thévenet and Ingrid Vranken and has been facilitated by Marta Keil.

Harun Morrison - Workshop on the 7th, 8th and 15th of October

Harun Morrison - is an artist and writer based on the River Lea and Regent’s Canal. He is the current recipient of the Wheatley Fine Art Fellowship, hosted by Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects. His forthcoming novel, The Escape Artist will be published by Book Works in 2022. Since 2006, Harun has collaborated with Helen Walker as part of the collective practice They Are Here. He is also a trustee of the Black Cultural Archive (est. 1981).

Isabel Ferreira and Calixto Neto (Brasil Hijacked) - Workshop on the 9th of October

Isabel Ferreira is cultural producer, creator of projects and artefacts and independent curator. Artistic director of DNA - Festival of Contemporary Dance (2018 and 2018); creator of "Political Compositions", a program of festivals and exhibitions focused on the body as a territory of the political that took place in Rio de Janeiro between 2011 and 2016; coordinator of the South American Dance Network and other project, residencies and international art collaborative projects. Graduated in History of Art with a MA in Visual Culture. Currently coordinating networking and international development at FIT - Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Cádiz.

Calixto Neto is interpreter, dancer and choreographer. He studied theater at the Federal University of Pernambuco, and later enrolled in a master's degree in choreographic studies at the Montpellier Choreographic Center. He currently collaborates with choreographers Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Collod, Luiz de Abreu, among other artists. In addition, he develops his own work, which unfolds between creation (in the solo "oh! Rage" and in the film "O Samba do Crioulo Doido: ruler and compass"), writing and pedagogy.

Brasil Hijacked

Lazaro Rodriguez and Luisa Pardo (Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol)- Workshop on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol is a flock of artists. We work on stage, we make books, radio, videos and learning processes.

Since 2003, we started developing projects as a mechanism to link work and life, to erase and trace frontiers. Our work seeks to create narratives upon events from reality. It has nothing to do with entertainment, it’s a space to think, articulate, dislocate and unravel what the everyday life fuses, overlooks and presents us as given. Things are what they are, but they can also be another way.

Weronika Szczawińska and Grzegorz Reske - Workshop on the 14th of October

Weronika Szczawińska is director, dramaturge, culture theorist and performer. She is PhD from the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Szczawińska studied directing at the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and works as assistant professor at the Theatre Studies Department. She has worked with a number of important theatres around Poland, including Narodowy Stary Teatr in Cracow and Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw. In 2019 she receives the prestigious Passports of the Polityka weekly award for „the intimate and tender performances that combine the private themes with important social issues”. Weronika is member of the Performing Arts Institute collective (InSzPer).

Grzegorz Reske is performing arts producer and curator. Artistic Director of SPRING Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands). Since 2012 he works a lot in tandem with Marta Keil (later on also under label ResKeil). In this constellation they curated five editions of Konfrontacje Festival (2012-2017), Polish edition of Meet the Neighbours project at Galeria Labirynt (2018-2020), and new stage work by Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroue - „Sunny Sunday” (2020). In 2017, together with four artists they took over Performing Arts Institute of Warsaw, with idea of creating new model for non institutional art practices. Reske is board member of IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts.

Forecast School curator

Marta Keil is curator, editor, dramaturge and researcher, currently based between Warsaw and Utrecht. At the moment she curates transnational project "Breaking the Spell”, focused on feminist practices in contemporary performing arts (2021-2023) and co-curates the NorthEastSouthWest project in Dresden (2022). She often works with Grzegorz Reske (ResKeil), recently they curated Common Ground season at Komuna Warszawa together with Tim Etchells (2020) and worked at the performance “Sunny Sunday” by Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué (2020). Marta is guest teacher at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and edited several books, including: Choreography: politicality (2018) and Reclaiming the Obvious: On the Institution of the Festival (2017). She holds PhD in Culture Studies.


30 Sept–17 Oct