Praxis der Fürsorge

Towards a practice of care  

Collaboratively develop a collective «practice of care» for Schauspielhaus Zürich and anchor it in the DNA of the organisation is what a small team of ensemble members, dramaturges and assistants are planning. They are developing formats for conversations and encounters, exercises and trainings, which will be available as a regular offer for employees on the one hand, and as an expandable tool kit on the other hand.

Their main questions are: How can such «practices of care» include all bodies and do justice to their vulnerability and endangerment through discrimination, illness and exhaustion? How can careful speaking in work situations – for example, in rehearsals, meetings, interactions with audiences – become established in our institution? How can we actively develop self-awareness of our own actions, our own boundaries, our own language – and that of others? How do we, as employees, exercise our mutual duty of care for each other?

Their «practices of care» are based on three pillars: sharing, learning, training.

People involved

Titilayo Adebayo, Dancer/Performer, Ensemble Member Schauspielhaus Zürich, Zürich

Fadrina Arpagaus, Dramaturg Schauspielhaus Zürich, Lecturer Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich

Frances Chiaverini, Dancer/Choreographer, Ensemble Member Schauspielhaus Zürich, Zürich

Leila Vidal-Sephiha, Production Assistant Schauspielhaus Zürich, Zürich

Ondrej Vidlar, Dancer/Performer, Ensemble Member Schauspielhaus Zürich, Zürich

Laura Weibel, Production Assistant Schauspielhaus Zürich, Zürich

Joshua Wicke, Dramaturg Schauspielhaus Zürich, Lecturer Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich

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