“Neoliberalism is an ideology which disguises itself as pragmatism.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this interview from Volume Two, ‘Theatre in a Neoliberal Age’, Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, a researcher in Theatre Studies at Utrecht University talks to the Artistic Director of the Spring Performing Arts Festival, Rainer Hofmann. Filmed during the festival in 2017, Hofmann details his work promoting cutting edge performances in a neoliberal context, with excerpts from productions such as Balabala, Solar: A Meltdown and Schuldfabrik.
Contains adult themes
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