4th–6th June 2020
Venue: Moravian Museum, Dietrichstein Palace, Zelný trh 295, 602 00 Brno-střed, Brno-město
The international symposium BRNO THEATRALIA CONFERENCE 2020, hosted by the Department of Theatre Studies, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), is dedicated to historical avant-gardes and their development in Czechoslovakia and in Europe. The aim is to reassess the Czech interwar theatre, built up at a crossroad of the European avant-garde. This aim is closely related to the topic of the particularities of the avant-garde theatre in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia,...) and of the way individual European countries influenced each other in this respect.
The conference will be held on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the association of Czech avant-garde artists Devětsil. Founded in October 1920 in Prague, Devětsil (”butterbur”), the most influential Czech avant-garde circle, linked artists across a very wide range of fields, from architecture to performance, from aesthetics to sociology. Its members, e.g. Karel Teige, Vítězslav Nezval, Toyen, Jindřich Štyrský, Adolf Hoffmeister, Josef Chochol, Jiří Frejka, Jindřich Honzl, Emil František Burian, Jiří Voskovec, and Jan Werich, were constantly following European avant-garde trends.
The conference fee includes conference materials and refrehsment during coffee breaks. It is necessary to fill in the questionnaire, which you can find under the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd013nNXO3OwhNh7zy5VjrdDKmC0oYwr_Wnx0JotDaDmjVnQg/viewform.
More information can be found on the conference website http://btc.phil.muni.cz. Students with valid isic cards do not have to pay the conference fee, but they should register via the form above.