Audioessays about Performing Arts in the (Post)Covid Era

To show off is to boast about one’s achievements or display oneself to best advantage. ShowOff is a podcast by the Arts and Theatre Institute that addresses the performing arts’ sensitivity and response to current professional and social issues. In each episode, we show off a hot topic of discussion amongst performing arts professionals and work to highlight emerging trends. Our main topic is the adaptation of theatre, dance and contemporary circus to the (post)covid era, but this issue is closely related to questions about the sustainability of the performing arts and the quality of life in today’s civilisation. Even as we call for a return to “normal”, it is far from clear just how that normal is going to look. Each episode is an audio-essay inspired by the international discussion series “Green Thursdays” with guests and moderators from the ranks of dance and theatre artists, curators, cultural managers and researchers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

The podcast series production is supported by the International Visegrad Fund and by Creative Europe.

Concept and Dramaturgy: Martina Pecková Černá
Podcast Director: Jiří Šimek
Music and Sound Design: Jan Čtvrtník
Production: Barbora Comer