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Networking residency at Impulse Theater Festival

Impulse Theaterfestival 2019 © Robin Junicke
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Networking residency at Impulse Theater Festival

9-19 June 2022


The Impulse Theater Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Cologne und Düsseldorf has been the most important platform for independent performing arts in the German-speaking world for the past 30 years. Each year, NRW KULTURsekretariat‘s Impulse Festival presents exemplary works that have been produced outside the traditional system of city theatres and that test, expand, and question the medium of theatre.

Besides the 10-day Showcase that presents outstanding productions of the past year and a specific city project, the Impulse ACADEMY deals with practical issues of independent theatre-making in the form of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and experimental formats.

The Impulse festival invites the participants of its exclusive networking residency to view the festival productions, take part in the Impulse ACADEMY, and to forge contacts with international event organisers.


The offer is aimed at professional artists who work on an ongoing basis in Switzerland, either at an institutionalised theatre or in the independent scene. Eligible are practitioners from the domains of stage directing, choreography, acting, performance, stage design or dramaturgy who have a track record in planning and implementing projects of their own. A good command of German is required for participating in the programme.

Photo: Impulse Theaterfestival 2019 © Robin Junicke