Dr. Julius Heinicke

Julius Heinicke studied Cultural and Theatre Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2012, Julius defended his Ph.D. thesis about theatre and politics in Zimbabwe in the Department of African Studies (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Flora Veit-Wild, Department of African Studies, HU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme, Department of Theatre Studies, LMU Munich). His doctoral research was supported by a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In the last years, Julius spent time researching and teaching as well as working as a dramaturg in performance projects and in theatre in education, mainly in Africa and Europe. Furthermore he maintained an Artistic Coordinator position at the "Zimbabwe Arts Festival in berlin", in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office. Since 2009, he has been a member of the scholarship selection board for the Böll Foundation; and in 2011, he joined the Coordinating Body for Friends of the Foundation.

 

In “The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre” project, Julius Heinicke has been working on a study about theatre in education in Southern Africa.

Since 2017 he works as a professor for Applied Cultural Studies at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

 

Here, Julius Heinicke looks back on his time as a Post Doc in the project. (Interview in German.)

 

Selected Publications:

  • Heinicke, Julius: "Anderswo ist meist nicht genauso: Wie uns Theater andere Weltbilder zugänglich macht.", In: Geschlossene Gesellschaft: Künstlerische Interventionen zur kulturellen Vielfalt (Jahrbuch Ixypsilonzett 2017), p. 23 - 25.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Koloniale Fallstricke erkennen und meiden. Perspektiven für die interkulturelle Theaterarbeit von der Finanzierung über die Ästhetik bis zur Evaluation", In: Warstat, Matthias, Evers, Florian, Flade, Kristin, Lempa, Fabian, Seuberling, Lilian, editors. Applied Theatre – Rahmen und Positionen. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2017.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Theatre in Transformation: Was Deutschland von Südafrika lernen kann". In: Theater heute, 5 (2016), pp. 75 - 76.
  • Heinicke, Julius: Theater als Intervention. Politiken ästhetischer Praxis, together with Joy Kristin Kalu, Janina Möbius, Natascha Siouzouli and Matthias Warstat, Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2015.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Grenzen (auf) der Bühne. Flüchlingstheater in Südafrika und Deutschland“. In: Theater heute, 2 (2015), pp. 26 – 31.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Performing Public Sphere“. In: Intermediality, Performance and the Public Sphere, edited by Khalid Amine and George F Robertson. Denver, Amherst, Tangier, 2014. pp. 158 – 165.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Die Wiederentdeckung der Theatralität. Eine Rückbesinnung auf 'Die Toten als die Macht der Lebenden'“. In: Budde, Antje (ed.): Fiebach. Theater. Wissen. Machen. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2014, pp. 25-34.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Brennende Migranten, stupide Europäer und korrupte Politiker: Kapstadts Theater verhandeln Südafrikas Konflikte“. In: Theater heute, 3 (2014), pp. 42-46.
  • Heinicke, Julius: How to Cook a Country: Theater in Zimbabwe im politisch-ästhetischen Spannungsfeld. Trier: WVT (LuKA Literaturen und Kunst Afrikas, Bd.6), 2013.
  • Heinicke, Julius: "Pizza oder Hähnchenbein? Theater in Zimbabwe zwischen Widerstand und Innovation". In: Theater heute, 6 (2013): 50-54.
  • Heinicke, Julius. "How to Play (with) Politics? Theatre and Socio-Political Engagement in Current Zimbabwe." In: Performative Trans-Actions: Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise in African Theatre, edited by Kene Igweonu, Osita Okagbue. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
  • Heinicke, Julius et. al. (eds): Kuvaka Ukama - Building Bridges: A Tribute to Flora Veit-Wild. Heidelberg: Kalliope Paperbacks, 2012.
  • Heinicke, Julius; Mörike, Tobias. "Wissenschaft mit einem Hauch von Poesie". Humboldt 5 (2012): 7.
  • Heinicke, Julius; Woyle, Katharina. "Ziviler Friedensdienst in der Kontroverse? Stellenwert und Wirkung eines Instruments zur Konfliktbearbeitung. Dokumentation der Entwicklungspolitischen Diskussionstage". SLE, 2011. http://www.sle-berlin.de/files/sle/EPDT%202011%20Dokumentation%20ZFD.pdf.
  • Große, Thomas. "Ständig hinterfragen oder das Drama mit ‘Corpus Christi’". Ein Interview mit dem Dramaturgen Julius Heinicke.” Die Andere Welt 02 (2001): 12.

 

Presentations:

  • 11/16 "Venues of counter public sphere(s): African Performances in the new Millenium", Kongress der Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft, Frankfurt/Main. 
  • 10/16 "Statement on Dramaturgy and Cultural Translation", Symposium, University of Amsterdam.
  • 03/16 "International Art and Culture Funding. Perspectives and Critique“. Conference "Theatre in Transformation“, State Theatre Pretoria, South Africa.
  • 03/16 Workshop "Creating Transcultural Spaces“: Conference Action Art, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts), Switzerland.
  • 02/16 Discussion about the movie "Die Landung der Kurden auf dem Mond", Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin.
  • 11/15 "Really Useful Theatre? An International Perspective". Lecture, Sophiensæle, Berlin.
  • 7/15 "The Aesthetics of World Festivals: Local or global?". AfTA (African Theatre Association) conference, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 05/15 "How to Analyze the Aesthetics of Applied Theatre / Theatre in Conflict". Table Dialogue and Workshop. Practitioners' Forum, Artasfoundaion, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts), Switzerland.
  • 02/15 "Die Spanische Treppe als mediales und kulturelles Dispositiv".  Talk with Arthur Engelbert. Die Denkerei, Berlin.
  • 02/15 "Playing Against Homophobia". FOOT Conference, University of Toronto, Kanada.
  • 09/14 “Von flunkernden Typen zu Figuren der Lüge: Afrikas Trickster und Europas Zanni im Wandel der Zeit“. Conference of Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft, Bochum.
  • 07/14 "Theatre and Xenophobia: A Global Phenomenon in South Africa?“. IFTR Conference (International Federation for Theatre Research), Warwick, UK.
  • 05/14 "Theater mit Transfereffekten?“, guest lecture at Institut für Kulturpolitik, Universität Hildesheim.
  • 01/14 "Zwischen Narrenfreiheit und neokolonialem Protektorat: Zur Frage des ‚Schutzes’ im Applied Theatre Afrikas“. The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre – Conference, Berlin. 
  • 01/14 "Dancing with Life or Running Away: Theater und Literatur in Zimbabwe“. Introduction and presentation of the reading and discussion with Christopher Mlalazi. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin.
  • 01/14 "New Developments in Zimbabwean Theatre“. Paper presented at Universität Bayreuth. (English Literature).
  • 10/13 "Unsichtbares Theater“. Introduction and presentation of the reading of Henry Thorau, Livraria, Berlin.
  • 07/13 "Dealing with Bad Memories: Theatre and Reconciliation in South Africa". IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) - Conference, Barcelona.
  • 06/13 "How to Analyse the Aesthetics of Applied Thatre? Some Theoretical Thoughts". AfTA (African Theatre Association)- Conference, London (Goldsmiths), UK.
  • 07/11 "Theatre and the Public Sphere." AfTA (African Theatre Association)-Conference, Swansea, Wales.
  • 02/11 "African Theatre and Politics". Research Day, African and Postcolonial Studies, Leeds, UK.
  • 07/10 "Theatre for Social Modernization: Great Escape and Waiting for Constitution". IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) – Conference, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
  • 04/10 "Performing Democracy: Theatre in Zimbabwe". NEWSA (North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa), Burlington, USA.
  • 07/09 "Theatricality. The Cause or the Way out of Crisis in African Dramatics?" Humboldt University Berlin.

 

Contact:

julius.heinicke@fu-berlin.de

+49 (0) 30 838 71177

 

 

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