The history of theatre is full of examples of various technologies, materials and working methods that have made a crucial impact on the artistic nature of performances. This progress has often been difficult to observe, and only when a sudden turn of events like Covid-19 gives rise to an even bigger change do these developments become more visible. The current situation connected to the crisis has caused a flurry of remote stages seen through computer and mobile screens. What is needed for theatre to leap into a new technological environment? How does that affect the ways in which we create and experience theatre?
The panel consists of theatre researcher Laura Gröndahl, lecturer in performing arts history Jukka von Boehm and filmmaker and visual artist Anna-Sofia Nylund. Tom Rejström acts as the moderator.
The discussion is included in the festival stream on Yle Areena: https://arenan.yle.fi/1-50538447