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NEWSLETTER   #01-2011

Leipzig, 01.07.2011

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today we would like to inform you for the first time about our festival this year. The euro-scene Leipzig will take place for the 21st time from 08 to 13 November 2011 under the motto »Tonstörung« (»Sound disturbance«). Planned are 12 guest plays from 12 countries in 25 performances and 10 venues. The spectrum includes dance and spoken theatre, musical stage forms, performances and a play for children. Among them are 7 German premières. The festival enjoys the patronage of Burkhard Jung, lord mayor of the city of Leipzig.

The festival programme is now available under www.euro-scene.de/programme. The ticket sale will start on Saturday, 01.10.2011. Upon request the printed festival programme can be posted in end of September.

I wish you a nice summer and send my regards

Ann-Elisabeth Wolff

Festival Director


1. Conception
2. Companies
3. Fringe programme
4. Invitation to competition
5. Unsubscription of

6. Imprint
7. Financing 2011

1. Conception of the festival

This year the festival of contemporary European theatre devotes thematically to the sound of music as well as to the tones within social and interpersonal structures. The guest appearances will demonstrate the strong, individual scripting of major directors and choreographers from all over Europe. In addition, companies that are still unknown will also be introduced. The focus will be again on discoveries from Eastern Europe.

After five years of Carte blanche – the selection of a guest performance – which was performed respectively by a member of the artistic advisory council, this »White card« is now being passed on to an artist for the next stage. The renowned French choreographer Josef Nadj, head of the Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans, will be launching this program this year with one of his own productions as well as a guest performance by the next generation of artists.


2. Companies

The following companies will give guest performances at the euro-scene Leipzig 2011:

Flota / Matjaž Farič, Ljubljana
Ivo Dimchev, Sofia
Centre chorégraphique d'Orléans / Josef Nadj
SounDrama Studio / Wladimir Pankow, Moscow
Gisèle Vienne, Grenoble
Israel Galván, Seville
Dragana Bulut, Belgrade, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Bucharest
Naroden teatar Vojdan Černodrinski / Branko Brezovec, Prilep
Andrea Miltnerová, Prague
Berndt Stübner & Werner Stiefel, Leipzig
She She Pop, Berlin
Granhøj Dans / Palle Granhøj, Aarhus
Alias / Guilherme Botelho, Geneva

Competition »Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo« (»Best German dance solo«)

This year the festival opening will be held in the famous concert hall Gewandhaus zu Leipzig. Two guest plays from Eastern Europe stand for the aesthetic diversity of euro-scene Leipzig: the choreographic concert »Srh« (»Quake«) with the music of Milko Lazar in a choreography by Matjaž Farič, Ljubljana, and the musical performance »Concerto« by Ivo Dimchev, Sofia. Another Eastern European highlight and for the first time in Germany will be the musical theatre play »Antica« by Branko Brezovec with the Naroden teatar (National Theatre) Vojdan Černodrinski from Prilep / Macedonia.

Dance is lavishly represented with choreographies by Josef Nadj, Orléans, with »Sho-bo-gen-zo», Israel Galván, Seville, with his »Solo», Palle Granhøj, Aarhus, with »2men2mahler« and Guilherme Bothelo, Geneva, with »Sideways rain« as final night. Josef Nadj chose the performance »E.I.O.« by Dragana Bulut, Belgrade, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Bucharest, as Carte blanche, which was awarded the »Prix Jardin d'Europe« in Istanbul in 2010.

The German performance group She She Pop will present its play »Testament« (»Last will«), which was awarded the Friedrich-Luft-prize 2010 and invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen (Berlin Theatre Meeting) 2011. As a magical children's piece, »Der Fischer und seine Frau« (»The fisherman and his wife«) by the Leipzig artists Berndt Stübner & Werner Stiefel can be seen.

Flota, Ljubljana »Srh« (»Quake«), German première, opening night

Centre chorégraphique d'Orléans / Josef Nadj »Sho-bo-gen-zo», German première

Naroden teatar Vojdan Černodrinski, Prilep »Antica», German première

3. Fringe programme

The guest performances will be complemented by an extensive fringe programme comprising films, lectures and discussions. This includes, for instance, the films »Pina« by Wim Wenders and »Israel Galván, l'accent andalou« (»Israel Galván – An andalusian dancer« by Maria Reggiani. Gordana Vnuk, director of the festival Eurokaz, Zagreb, will give a video lecture on the different trends of theatre and dance in the different countries of the former Yugoslavia.

The festival will have its own ticket outlet again this year. It will be in the festival centre of Café-Restaurant Telegraph at the Dittrichring as from Saturday, 01.10.2011.

Film »Israel Galván – l'accent andalou« (»Israel Galván – An andalusian dancer«) by Maria Reggiani

4. Invitation to competition

The competition »Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo« (»Best German dance solo«), in the conception by Alan Platel, Ghent, will be held for the 10th time in line with the festival. Anyone may apply, regardless whether professional or non-professional, with a solo of 5 minutes length. The artistic direction will be in the hands of René Reinhardt, Leipzig. Following an internal preselection, the finals will be presented on three public evenings. The first three winners will be awarded prize moneys between 3,000.00 EUR and 1,000.00 EUR. The audience will select the winner of the audience award.

Applications including a brief curriculum vitae and a description of the solo should be submitted to the euro-scene Leipzig by 05.09.2011. The jury will consist of Eszter Fontana, Leipzig / Matthias Brenner, Halle/Saale / Josef Nadj, Orléans / Christian Syrotek, Leipzig / Klemens Wannenmacher, Berlin.

Sahra Huby, Munich »Elephantengedächtnis«
(»Infallible memory«)
1st prize of the competition 2009

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6. Imprint

Content and editing: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff / Susann Mannel
English translation: Susanne Saalfeld
Photographers: Miha Fras, Ljubljana / Edvard Molnar, Subotica / Oliver Angeleski, Prilep / ARTE / Rolf Arnold, Leipzig
Graphic design: Dirk Baierlipp, Würzburgfertigungsbureau.de
Editorial deadline: 30.06.2011

The team of the
euro-scene Leipzig:

Presenter: Sächsischer Verein zur Förderung des kulturellen Austauschs nationaler und internationaler Tanz- und Theatergruppen e. V.

euro-scene Leipzig, Gottschedstraße 16, D-04109 Leipzig,
Tel. +49-(0)341-980 02 84 // Fax +49-(0)341-980 48 60
info@euro-scene.de // www.euro-scene.de

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7. Financing and support 2011

Newsletter #02-2011 will be published at the end of September 2011.

© euro-scene Leipzig 2011

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