Resetting the Stage - posthumous Book Launch by Dragan Klaic

January 11, 2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Resetting the Stage - posthumous Book Launch by Dragan Klaic

presented by PanoDrama in collaboration with Center for Arts and Culture, CEU

Commercial theater is thriving across Europe, while public theater has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption – as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theater to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theater is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public.

Dragan Klaic was a well-respected theater scholar and cultural analyst. In his versatile career, he was professor and lecturer at universities in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Bologna, Istanbul, Leiden. He held various positions in numerous institutions and foundations world-wide – from director to board member and permanent fellow. He was also visiting professor in the Department of Public Policy at CEU. His posthumous book Resetting the Stage was published by intellect in Bristol, UK.

On this unique occasion the book will be available at half price.

Speakers: András Bozóki (ex- Minister of Culture in Hungary, Professor of Public Policy and International Relations at CEU), Judit Csáki (theatre critic, chair of the Dept. of Theatre, Kaposvár University), Anna Lengyel (dramaturg, producer, founder of PanoDrama), Máté Gáspár (Former Managing Director of Krétakör, Deputy Director of the Arts and Culture Program at OSI)

Followed by a discussion by leading Hungarian theater experts with audience participation.