Theatre Conference JAMU 2021


Registration for Visitors


This year´s edition of the conference will be streamed live and you can join in online. Please register in advance here. Some of our speakers will be present in Brno, some speakers will deliver their presentations online - in the programme below you can see the note ONLINE in case the speaker will be connected via Zoom. You can download the programme here.   

THURSDAY 25. 11.

11.00 - 12.00 Registration (DnO)

12.00 - 12.15 Welcome, introduction  (6th floor, DnO)

12.15 - 13.45 KEYNOTE SPEECH (6th floor, DnO)

Spectator Oriented PerformancesEero-Tapio Vuori

Discussion moderator: Šimon Peták

13.45 – 14.15 Coffee break 

14.15 – 15.15 SESSION I. Immersive, interactive and post-choreographic forms of theatre (6th floor, DnO)

  • Eliška Raiterová - Theatre as a Mythical Shelter: The Archetypal Motive of the Hero's Journey in Contemporary Theatre 
  • Lukáš Brychta - Between Interactivity and Narrativity of Scenography 
  • Shuntaro Yoshida - Post-Choreography as Choreographic Practice: Clumsy Movement and Jérôme Bel’s Choreography ONLINE

15:15 – 15.45 Discussion (Lucie Abou)

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break 

16:15 – 17.15 SESSION II. Re-establishment and re-animation indigenity for a globalizing world (6th floor, DnO)

  • Thomas Riccio - The Dead White Zombies: Performance as a Live Event 

17.15 – 17.30 Discussion (Šimon Peták)

18.00 Welcome drink 


FRIDAY 26. 11. 

10.00 – 10.40 SESSION III. The performativity of the sound and light (6th floor, DnO)

  • Nanni Vapaavuori - Out [ ] of Focus - Working with Attention   
  • Elia Moretti  - The Analogy Between Listening and Understanding the Relations Between Subjects 

10.40 - 11.00 Discussion (Hana Průchová)

11.00 - 11.40 SESSION IV. New perspectives of theatre in the digital era (6th floor, DnO)

  • Martina Mašlarová - Immersionline - New Horizons of Virtual Theatre 
  • Kenneth Siren - Behind the Green, Beyond the Shower Curtain 

11.40 – 12.00 Discussion (Lucie Abou)

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break 

13.30 - 14.30 SESSION V. Theatre in times of digital and environmental challenges (6th floor, DnO)

  • Jovana Karaulic - The Possibilities of the Eco-Turn in Today's Theatre ONLINE
  • António Baía Reis + Mark Ashmore - When the Theatre Meets the Metaverse: A Conceptual Framework for Live Theatre and Performance in Virtual Reality
  • Attila Antal - Counting Sheep - Real Life Virtual Theatre 

14.30 - 15.00 Discussion (Jan Motal)

15.00 - 15.20 Coffee break 

15.20 - 16.20 Johan A. Haarberg and Casper Schipper - An Introduction to the Versatile and Most Used Online Platform for Artistic Research and Why Become a Research Catalogue Portal Member with SAR (6th floor, DnO) ONLINE

Discussion moderator: Hana Průchová


SATURDAY 27. 11. 

10.00 – 10.40 SESSION VI. The teaching of dramaturgy and acting (6th floor, DnO)

  • Šimon Peták - Discussing the Teaching of Dramaturgy: Several Perspectives from the Field(s) 
  • Marianna Kozak - An Introduction to the Work of Nikolai V. Demidov in the Context of Acting Propaedeutics at the Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy 

10.40 – 11.00 Discussion (Markéta Sára Valnohová)

11.00 – 11.40 SESSION VII. How minds and bodies of actors and spectators work (6th floor, DnO)

  • Emese Simó - Interconnections Between Psychodrama and Acting Approaches 
  • Ana Díaz Bariga - Applying Cognitive Science Methods to the Examination of the Spectators’ Engagement in Tom Lee & Koryū Nishikawa V’s Shank’s Mare ONLINE

11.40 – 12.00 Discussion (Markéta Sára Valnohová)

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break 

13.30 – 14.30 SESSION VIII. A person’s integrity (6th floor, DnO)

  • Jan Motal - “Don't Touch Me”: Rethinking the Politics of Distance in Space Organization - CANCELED, NEVERTHELESS THE RECORDING WILL BE PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS
  • Martina Musilová  -‘Theatre’ – What a Wonderful and Easy Metaphor for Non-Theatrical Sciences! 
  • Uršule Bartoševičiūtė - Feminism in the Theatre: From Dialogue to Radical Ideology ONLINE

14.00 – 15.00 Discussion (Anna Soldánová)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break 

15.30 ROUNDTABLE (Hana Průchová, Lucie Abou, Uršula Teržan) 

Join us for the concluding discussion, a place where we can brainstorm and further develop ideas discussed during the three days of the conference. The roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share views on the ever-expanding and changing horizons of theatre and artistic research. Presentations of one’s own experience are welcome, as are topics that are related to the main topic of the conference and were not covered by the panellists. 

(6th floor, DnO)




DF - Theatre Faculty, Mozartova 1

DnO - Theatre on Orlí Street, Orlí 19

Due to the current situation and the increasing technical requirements due to the live stream of the conference, we decided to move all the presentations to the Theatre on Orlí Street. Originally, part of the programme was supposed to take place in the Theatre Faculty, nevertheless, at this moment please know, that all of the presentations etc. will take place on the 6th floor of the Theatre on Orlí Street. Thank you for understanding.