Tårnby Torv Festival var et forsøg på at opretholde forbindelsen mellem performativitet og dets hovedpersoner: borgerne rundt om hjørnet.
Festivalen var initieret af Tårnbyborger og performancekunstner Andreas Liebmann og foregik i og omkring et ledigt kontorlokale på 2. sal i Tårnby Torv centret.
Baggrunden for festivalen var en undersøgelse af teatrets rolle i forhold til medborgerskab i en virkelighed, der ikke opfordrer til lokalt engagement. Historisk set er teater en afgørende del af et demokratisk samfund, hvor folk møder relevante samfundsspørgsmål, men hvordan kan denne funktion opretholdes, når de fleste mennesker ikke deler interesse for teatret?
Med kunstnere fra ind- og udland samt Tårnbys borgere og foreningsliv, pegedeTårnby Torv Festival på mulighederne i og vigtigheden af det lokale borgerengagement og fællesskab.
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About the festival
The Tårnby Torv Festival 2017 was invented to explore specific approaches for local performance art. The event was called “festival” to underline its intention to create a place for fun, meeting, entertainment and dialogue - even if its size was rather small. The Tårnby Torv Festival 2017 was an artistic research pilot project with little money, staff and infrastructure. What kind of events might work as a model for the development of cultural activities between performance and community art? Tårnby Torv 7 people of the neighbourhood, politici-ans, citizens, artists and international guests joined. What does it mean to act locally and tothink globally?
Andreas Liebmann, the artistic leader of the festival, is a Tårnby citizen. With his family he lives around the corner of Tårnby Torv. After many years of creating theater and performan-ces in Germany, Switzerland and other countries, he moved to Copenhagen where he is a teacher at the Dansk Scenekunstskole. His interest is to contribute with this background to the commuity he lives in. The program of the festival was created through a direct dialogue with the citizens: By sitting on the street and talking with many passers-by about their “public life” in Tårnby, Andreas Liebmann developed some “Imaginations for the place” that ended up as parts of the festival. Some people he met on the street showed up as audience, contributed to events or influenced the festival by their ideas.
The first event happened the 14.10.17. He invited artists Luckas Racky and Onur Agbaba created a site specific performance that started in front of the train station and ended up in the space at Tårnby Torv 7. The festival itself happend from the 16.-18. of November 2017.
Since then, other smaller events have happened in Tårnby Torv 7: student works, a dance workshop Etc. The program attracted a variety of people: Tårnby citizens, students, politicians, and invited guests from Germany, Hungary and Macedonia.
Here you can read an interview with Andreas Liebmann about the process and the festival by Mette Garfield, published in Iscene.dk