SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AND INTERNATIONAL”ACTION-ASSEMBLY” RETHINKS DISABILITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESS
How do you consider yourself, when you see yourself as different? How do others consider one’s difference? And is it possible to change the image created by one or the other?
The title character of HamletScenens production of Richard III, finds himself to be trapped, outside and different. Thus, he uses power and evilness to break out of the story told about him. A strategy, leading to his downfall.
Parallel to the theatre production, Elsinore hosts a large international action-assembly, REIMAGINE 2019 – from the 21 st to the 24 th of August.
Here, citizens, researchers, activists and artists will gather to REIMAGINE what it means to be different and to live with a disability – to discuss different solutions to improve inclusion – instead of exclusion. An exclusion many people with a differentness meets in everyday life. This is why there is a need for innovative strategies and solutions to how we, as individuals and as a society, dissolve the fixed boxes, we all too often put each other into – seeing the different ways of being in the world.
As a part of the Shakespeare Festival and the production of Richard III, HamletScenen, collaborates with the Knowledge Centre behind the action-assembly REIMAGINE 2019: Enactlab S/I.
During the festival, you can:
– Experience Richard III’s struggle on HamletScenen.
– Meet different Danish and international artists take on reimagining the body and access.
– Be part of community meals at Toldkammeret
– where persons with disabilities hosts dialog and debate.
– Meet international speakers, giving keynotes at HamletScenen large stage before the play begins.
All the events will give their take on how we rethink a society, with space for being in the world in different ways.
The themes for the keynotes at the large stage of HamletScenen is:
August 21st – REIMAGINE SHAKESPEARE
New visions to REIMAGINE Shakespeare in the 21st Century
Jenny Sealy MBE – CEO and Artistic Director, Graeae Theatre – London, UK
Vitor Pordeus – Transcultural Psychiatrist, Theatre Director and Actor – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 22nd – REIMAGINE DISABILITY
Perspectives and wisdom on how to REIMAGINE DISABILITY across cultures
Gregg Mozgala – Theatre Director, Actor – New York City, USA
Marlene Le Roux – CEO, Artscape – Cape Town, South Africa
August 23 – REIMAGINE MANIFESTO
A collective, global vision to REIMAGINE disability, access and inclusion
Reimagine 2019 is supported by Bevica Fonden, Elsass Fonden, HamletScenen og Helsingør Kommune