Performing RomArchive Romani Arts Matter


RomArchive, the Digital Archive of the Roma, makes Romani arts and cultures visible and illustrates their contribution to European cultural history. On the occasion of the launch of the archive website, the interdisciplinary festival shows the wealth and diversity of European cultural production.

In conversation with theatre-makers, the curator of the Theatre & Drama archive section, Dragan Ristić, explores the question of what structural problems Romani theatre groups face. Artists and curators discuss contemporary "Roma art". Can a potentially essentialist label such as "Romani artists" be effective at all? Isaac Blake, curator of the Dance archive section, together with his curatorial team presents the approach for their archive section.


2 – 3:30 pm
Session 1: Roma(ni) Performing

4 – 5:30 pm
Session 2: What is Romani Art?

6 – 7:30 pm
Session 3: The Movement of Romani Dance

Symposium with:
D. Baker, I. Blake, R. Cisneros, M. Drăgan, D. Le Bas, S. Marković, A. R. Marsh, S. Milevska, I. Nikolic, M. Pankok, D. Ristić, A. Szanto, M. Angel Vargas

The complete program can be found at

Saturday, 26 Jan 2019

2 pm – 7:30 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Symposium in German and English

Free admission

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