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Wednesday 23 June 2021

SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Héléna Pikon (Germany)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 23 June 2021

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Héléna Pikon (Germany) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Bettina Wagner-Bergelt took over the artistic direction of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch on 1 January 2019. From 2000 to 2016 she was deputy director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett and from 1990 to 2016 its head dramaturg. In Munich she built up an outstanding, international repertoire of modern and avant garde works. With the education programme she developed, CAMPUS Staatsballett, Bettina Wagner-Bergelt initiated a benchmark interdisciplinary outreach scheme for dance and ballet. In 1987 she founded the Munich festival DANCE – Internationales Tanzfestival der Landeshauptstadt München and was its artistic director in 1987, 1989, 2008 and 2010.

Héléna Pikon began dancing professionally in 1975, at first with Jacques Patarozzi in the company La Main. In 1981, Pina Bausch invited her to join the company as a permanent member of the ensemble. She was part of the original cast in Walzer, Carnations, On the Mountain a Cry was heard, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, Viktor, Ahnen, The Piece with the Ship, Ein Trauerspiel, Only You, The Window Washer, Wiesenland, Água, For the children of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Ten Chi, Full Moon, 'Sweet Mambo', as well as in Bon Voyage, Bob by the guest choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen. She also appeared in The Complaint of the Empress, a film by Pina Bausch, and in Wim Wenders’ film PINA.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning of March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center's 2022 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center's Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.

The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

Segal Team:
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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