Event Date 5 August 2023
Time 10:00am - 12:00pm
Organiser ISACS Network
Venue/Location Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Cost Free
Category StreetTalk
Website More Info / Registration

ISACS is thrilled to bring back StreetTalk, an International roundtable examining the role of street arts in contemporary society.

The topic this year is Nurturing practical European cultural connections, moderated by Andrew Loretto.

The event offers an opportunity to hear from National and International programmers, professionals and artists who recognise the importance of partnership.

Refreshments will be served.

How to attend

All are welcome to attend StreetTalk.


Meet the International guests

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Andrew Loretto

Andrew Loretto is an internationally experienced director, writer, dramaturg and producer for outdoor, indoor and site-responsive performance and theatre. Currently Director of Hat Fair and Playmakers for Play to the Crowd, Winchester.

Andrew was previously director of Right Up Our Street, Doncaster’s Creative People and Places programme, including establishing the DNweekeND festival.  Most recent directing projects include award-winning live and digital experience 878AD for Hampshire Cultural Trust and MOONTOPIA – an interactive live performance adventure with B arts in Stoke on Trent.

Valentina Barone

Valentina Barone

Valentina Barone is an international cultural manager and editor focussing on contemporary circus and performing arts. Since 2021, she has directed International Relations for the German Cologne-based CircusDanceFestival and the company Overhead Project. Her BA is in Performing Arts Techniques, and she specialised in Relational Design.

In 2022, she the editorial board of the CircusDanceFestival magazine VOICES. As a freelancer, she collaborated with the international network Circostrada. She is an active member of the Cirkus Syd / Circus Thinkers platform and is the founder and coordinator of the digital platform Around About Circus.

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Ute Classen

As a theater manager, Ute Classen has specialized in contemporary circus and outdoor arts, whose development she has intensively followed and accompanied for more than 25 years. Ute acts as a mediator between artists and organizers and knows both sides: She has worked and continues to work as a production manager, as a program scout, and as a strategic guide for artists, supporting with administration, production, and tour planning.

She has an excellent international network and is a member of several organizations, such as Circostrada, BUZZ (German Association for contemporary circus), and BUTHIÖR (German Association for outdoor arts).

Tom Lanzki

Tom Lanzki

(Tom Lanzki studied acting in Paris in 1988.) Tom Lanzki worked as a director and actor in various theatre organizations worldwide in the field of theatre in public space.

In 2000 he founded the Bängditos theatre, which has also been a guest at the Spraoi Festival several times. Since 2012 he has been the artistic director of the STAMP Festival in Hamburg, Germany, a festival for performances in public space.

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Dan Le Man

Dan le Man is an Australian who now calls Estonia home and runs the Tallinn Fringe Festival. He’s studied circus and physical theatre and continues to balance schedules with being a dad, performer, arts administrator and pitch coach whilst also running a red curtain vaudeville-style theatre called Heldeke! (the word is a polite swear word in Estonian)

Dan has vast experience in performing and organising events in street and stage environments and is excited about coming to the other end of the EU to check out all the wonderful shows and performances.

Kathrin Bahr

Kathrin Bahr

Kathrin Bahr (M.A. in German Literature, Cultural Studies). In 2012 she founded with Julia von Wild zweifellos.net – the office for culture, in whose name they organise festivals for outdoor arts.

She is the artistic co-director of the street theatre festival tête à tête in Rastatt, one of the largest festivals of its kind in Germany, which has become the most important festival for street theatre and contemporary circus and invites German and international artists to present medium-sized and large open-air productions to large audiences and European promoters.

Adriaan Bruin

Adriaan Bruin

Adriaan Bruin is the artistic director at the international street/music festival “Reuring” in the city of Purmerend, The Netherlands and the winter festival “Wonderlight” in the city of Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

He has also been programming several small indoor venues in the region of Amsterdam for more than twenty years. He loves to program a variety of theatres and to visit a lot of international street festivals to scout for next year.

Angela Chappell

Angela Chappell

BA Honours Graduate in Fine arts. Freelancer 8 year+ specialising in carnival arts, large outdoor scale festivals/events and pyrotechnics.15 years+ various senior roles within 5 English local authorities; community arts engagement, event management and festival programming.

Since 2010: Arts Council England: Relationship Manager, Combined Arts in North; specialism’s: National task group leader for Carnival and Mela 2013- current and other specialisms: festivals, outdoor and Street arts, strategic touring, festivals, participatory arts, Circus etc. Lead RM for 8 National Portfolio Organisation’s, including 3 outdoor arts, 2 festivals. I work closely with combined arts sector artists, small companies /organisations to advice on Arts Council England funding schemes & occasionally still perform in outdoor carnivals & parades.

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Cyrille Roussial

A PhD student and lecturer in Performing Arts at the Lyon Lumière University, Cyrille Roussial studied several disciplines in social sciences and humanities before specializing in history at Paris Diderot University and then in dramaturgy at the École normale supérieure.

Since 2019, he prepares a dissertation which aims to bring out and analyse the recent change and development of juggling in France. Furthermore, he is the editor-in-chief of the revue Jonglages, a journal supported by the association La Maison des Jonglages.

David Berga

David Berga

David Berga is an international performing arts agent/representative/producer/booker. He is based in Catalonia and works for both Catalan and foreign companies. The spectrum of productions he represents is quite broad: street theatre, installations, site-specific, documentary theatre, multimedia, performance, visual comedy… see:  www.davidberga.cat

He is also studying anthropology.

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Andree Wenzel

Andree Wenzel (he/his) is a circus artist, who lives his passion by performing his own circus shows, running the circusfestival in Hamburg LURUPINA and directing the creation alliance for contemporary circus in Germany Zirkus ON.