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 Platform Team

The team that designed and gradually builds the platform and is responsible for initiating and covering all platform programs consists of two Bavarian and two Czech representatives. For the Bavarian side, the artistic team includes the independent producer and dramaturg Julia Opitz and the artistic director of the Meta Theater Axel Tangerding. On behalf of the Czech side, live art curator Petr Dlouhý and cultural manager Kryštof Koláček.  


Networking facilitator (DE)

Julia Opitz

After studying theater and media studies and education in Erlangen and Aix-en-Provence/Marseille, Julia Opitz worked at Theater Krefeld/Mönchengladbach and Residenztheater München in the areas of dramaturgy, production, and education.
Since 2018, she has been working as a freelance producer and dramaturg in the independent performing arts. She works in changing working constellations, such as currently with the choreographer Stephanie Felber as dramaturg as well as with the Brachland Ensemble as producer. Julia Opitz writes cultural journalistic texts and, after two years on the board (2019-2021), is now a delegate to the Verband Freie Darstellende Künste Bayern e.V. (Association of Independent Performing Arts Bavaria).



Networking facilitator (CZ)

Petr Dlouhy

Petr Dlouhý is a live art curator, dramaturg, researcher and cultural organizer. He works as a resident curator at Studio Alta in Prague, the interdisciplinary series Y Events produced by Theater X10, the international performance art festival Performance Crossings. He is the initiator of the residential and experimental space CrossAttic.


The focus of all his activities is an international approach, the search for new boundaries and an environment for presenting independent performance art, connecting and creating long-term relationships between local and international organizations and artists.

Between 2018-2021, he initiated and facilitated the successful intercity project PRALIN, which connected independent performing arts between Prague and Berlin. He will continue to share the experience from this project for Czech-Bavaria



Producer, networking facilitator (DE)

Axel Tangerding

Axel Tangerding has been active on the independent scene since 1980, when he founded the now iconic Meta Theater München, where he worked as an actor and still works as an artistic director and consultant. Experience from a number of international projects and the functioning of the independent theater sector has been transformed since the turn of the millennium into active participation in cultural policy.


In 2002 he received the state award "Bundesverdienstkreuz" as a sign of respect for his intercultural and international artistic involvement.


Between 1999-2007 he was a member of the IETM Board of Directors. Since 2013, he has been a member of the board of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts. Since 2018, he has been a member of the board of EAIPA (European Association of Independent Performing Arts). In 2018

organized the international networking meeting IETM 2018 MUNICH, which was attended by 600 theater makers from Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia.


Project Manager (CZ)

Kryštof Koláček

He graduated from the University of Economics and Management in Prague and, among other things, worked for many years as a manager of the Rubín A studio or as a deputy director at Kladno Municipal Theatres. Outside the theater sphere, he has many years of management experience from companies such as Mladá fronta as and ZOK - system sro


Since 2008, he has been working in A studio Rubín ops as a member of the board of directors. He became the manager of the X10 Theater at the end of 2014. He is the founder of the Kutná Hora Theater Festival and the Cultural Invasion Association


As a representative of the Association of Independent Theaters of the Czech Republic, where he is a foreign advisor, he was elected auditor of The European Association of Independent Performing Arts, which unites national associations at the European level and of which AND CR is a founding member.

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