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Protection Concept for Federal Competition Biennale Tanzausbildung 2022 Stuttgart at Theaterhaus Stuttgart

ByDino Spiri

Protection Concept for Federal Competition Biennale Tanzausbildung 2022 Stuttgart at Theaterhaus Stuttgart

1.2.2022

The present Protection and Hygiene Concept of the Europ√§ische Theaterakademie GmbH “Konrad Ekhof” Hamburg shall regulate the implementation of the Federal Competition Biennale Tanzausbildung 2022 Stuttgart under conditions of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic including all necessary measures.

Preliminary note

The national competition is an educational event of the Ausbildungskonferenz Tanz ‚Äď a consortium of the ten federal dance training institutions in Germany. From February 21-27, 2022, students of the final year classes will come together with teachers, workshop leaders, artists and scientists at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. In workshops, discussion formats, thematic inputs, a symposium, and a supporting programme, students come into contact with artistic positions and perspectives that address their relationship to society in different ways. Participants will experience a variety of ways to act in and through dance, and will be invited to reflect on their own personal and professional issues by addressing the topics. This is an internal, closed event. Public audience is not allowed entry and does not participate.

All participants must meet the following requirements in order to take part in the national competition at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart

1.) All participants shall be either recovered, vaccinated (the double vaccination or recovery must not be longer than three months ago) or boosted. Universities are responsible for verifying sufficient status. Confirmation of the participants’ status must be received by 14 February 2022 at the latest.

2.) All participants will be obliged to take a so-called “B√ľrger:innentest” (official free rapid antigen test) every day from 17 to 21 February 2022. The universities shall be responsible for documenting negative test results and confirming them in writing prior to arrival.

3.) All participants shall be tested every morning in a test centre before entering the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Only those who test negative will be admitted to the Theaterhaus.

4.) Those who test positive will be reported by the test centre to the Stuttgart Health Department. Further participation in the Biennial and access to the Theaterhaus will then no longer be possible. Persons tested positive must immediately return to their place of residence by the quickest and safest route, have a PCR test done there and be quarantined until the result is known. The organisation as well as the costs incurred for the return journey must be borne by the respective institution.

Since this is an educational event with restricted, documented access (a closed event with participants known by name) according to the Corona rules of the state of Baden-W√ľrttemberg, 3G with testing every 3 days (in compliance with the hygiene rules: washing hands, wearing a mask and documentation) is mandatory.

The concept was developed by the Europ√§ische Theaterakademie GmbH “Konrad Ekhof” Hamburg (Peter Boragno and Dino Spiri) together with the curatorial team (David Russo, Susanne Treibel and Britta Wirthm√ľller), taking into account the legal situation and based on the current state of knowledge, and is constantly updated. As a result, it is adapted to the dynamic course of the Corona pandemic and the regulations in force. Peter Boragno is responsible for the implementation.

The aim of this part of the Protection and Hygiene Concept is the best possible protection of the participants as well as the employees of Theaterhaus against infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

According to current knowledge, the virus spreads mainly by droplet infection or aerosols in the room air, but also by smear infection. Wearing FFP2 masks, spacing, contact avoidance, hygiene, and ventilation have proven to be effective infection control measures and shall be observed in all activities during the week in the Theaterhaus.

The 8th Biennale Tanzausbildung 2022 Stuttgart and its participants are guests at the Theaterhaus. All participants are asked to abide by the Corona rules and to follow the instructions of the Theaterhaus staff.

Measures

General
All participants will be tested every morning in a test centre (rapid test) and will only be admitted to the theatre with a negative test result. In addition, it will be checked beforehand whether the participants have either received a booster shot, or have been twice vaccinated or recovered in the last three months. Throughout the building, including the seating areas in the event halls, it is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask (masks) at all times. Each participant will receive 5 masks.

The following rules apply in the venues for the different events

T2/ T3/ T4:
For training
– Masks must be worn during the training sessions.
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– No showers are allowed in the locker rooms
– Ventilation will be adjusted to the number of people present during the times the rooms are occupied.

For workshops
– Masks must be worn during the workshops.
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– No showers are allowed in the locker rooms
– Ventilation will be adjusted to the number of people present during the times the rooms are occupied.

For feedback rounds
– Participants must wear masks during the feedback rounds
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– Ventilation will be adjusted to the number of people present during the times the rooms are occupied.

For presentations
– Masks must be worn during the presentations
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– No showers are allowed in the locker rooms
– Participants watching from the stands must keep their distance and wear a mask.
– Ventilation will be adjusted to the number of people present during the times the rooms are occupied.

For symposiums
– During the symposium, actors do not have to wear masks when talking on stage, if the actors do not move and the distance requirement is observed.
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– Participants watching from the stands must keep their distance and wear a mask.
– Ventilation will be adjusted to the number of people present during the times the rooms are occupied.

REHEARSAL STAGE AND GLASHAUS
For workshops
– Masks must be worn during the workshops.
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– No showers are allowed in the locker rooms
– Windows must be opened every hour for 15 minutes
– Feedback rounds
– Participants must wear masks during the feedback rounds
– The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed
– Windows must be opened every hour for 15 minutes

SPORTS HALL
For lunch and dinner
– While lining up at the food counter, the minimum distance must be observed and masks must be worn.
– The participants are also required to maintain the minimum distance at the tables.

General information
Disinfectant dispensers will be available in sufficient numbers for all participants.

The performance venues of Theaterhaus are equipped with displacement ventilation without mixed air content. This means the rooms will be supplied exclusively and independently with outside air. The ventilation will be operated at increased power for infection control reasons. The threshold at which forced ventilation becomes active is at a CO2 concentration of 700 ppm.

The foyer of the Theaterhaus does not have a mechanical ventilation system and is ventilated through open windows, doors and skylights. Additional louvre windows have been installed in the main entrance area to provide ventilation for the foyer.

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