The IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts - meets in Munich 1-4 November 2018.
One of the panels at the IETM will address the topic of gender. Helen Varley Jamieson, who recently organised the Magdalena München Saison 2018, will present the Magdalena Project on this panel.
Gender equality is far from being a reality, with more men than women leading companies and theatre institutions, it’s as simple as that. The reactions to this fact vary widely: women career movements fight for female leadership; others see this approach as just a replacement of one power system by another. The latter point out that new structures, e.g. in independent theatres, are less patriarchal for a structural reason. And the demands for quota in employment schemes are countered by the approach aiming to develop a new concept of intersectional diversity in cultural institutions.
This session will offer an experienced insight into the different aspects of the current efforts and allow for a more fact-based discussion. Hopefully we will unveil a fresh strategy and maybe even find the way to unite forces with unexpected allies.