16th Festival 2006

Complete programme with summary


euro-scene Leipzig

16. Festival of contemporary European theatre

07 – 12 November 2006

»Konsonanzen – Dissonanzen«

(»Consonances – Dissonances«)

Music in theatre and dance from the old and new Europe


Under the patronage of Dr. Eva-Maria Stange,
Minister of State for Science and Art of the Free State of Saxony

Festival Director and Artistic Direction: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff
Carte blanche: Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann



Main programme


Tuesday 7. Nov. and Wednesday 8. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:45 p.m.
Arena Leipzig
Festival Opening
Compagnie Velma, Lausanne
»Velma Superstar«

A musical performance subtly and humorously parodies the mechanisms of events culture. The »supershow« plays theatrically with the expectations of a concert, whether rock or classical. The famous Swiss electropop band involves approx. 40 citizens of Leipzig in its venture.


Wednesday 8. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:45 p.m.
Thursday 9. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Neue Szene
Teatr.doc., Moskau in cooperation with SounDrama Studio
»Dok.Tor«

A critical and amusing piece by Elena Isajewa, on the health service in provincial Russia. High drama between glasses of vodka and rusty instruments, in a musical production by the celebrated Wladimir Pankow.


Wednesday 8. Nov. and Thursday 9. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Charlotte Engelkes, Stockholm
»Miss Very Wagner«

A monologue by Charlotte Engelkes, Sweden's star of experimental theatre. Feminine behaviour is represented through female figures from operas by Richard Wager, in a storm of unbridled enthusiasm – with the music of Wagner in a modern collage by Willy Bopp.
(followed by audience discussion on both days)


Thursday 9. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus
Béla Pintér & Company, Budapest
in cooperation with the Hungarian National Theatre Budapest
»Roncsolt Kópia«
(»Scratched Celluloid«)

Musical drama about a sensitive chapter from Hungarian history – the collaboration with Nazi Germany. With composer Benedek Darvas, Béla Pintér has created fascinating images in the style of black and white film and, due to the taboo topic, triggered vehement discussions in Hungary.
(followed by audience discussion)


Friday 10. Nov. and Saturday 11. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:30 p.m.
BMW Werk Leipzig
Compagnie Hans-Werner Klohe, Berlin
»Hugo Wolf Projekt«

A dance piece about the worlds of young feelings. Hans-Werner Klohe has choreographed a brilliant quartet across all genre boundaries, to music from the 19th century, with pianist Anne Le Bozec, Paris, baritone Christoph Sökler, Stuttgarter Staatsoper, and dancer Veronica Cendoya, Barcelona.
(followed by audience discussion on both days)


Friday 10. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:30 p.m.
Saturday 11. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:00 p.m.
LOFFT
OKT – Vilnius City Theatre, Vilnius
»Grimo Opera«
(»Make up-Oper«)

German premier

A piece for three voices from Lithuania, about the true face behind the makeup. Based on interviews from lifestyle magazines, Antanas Kučinskas has composed various episodes. In addition to the young Birutė Mar, the production also shows internationally renowned Oskaras Koršunovas.


Friday 10. Nov. and Saturday 11. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Werk II
5. Sokak Tiyatrosu, Istanbul
»Ashura«

Carte blanche – selected by Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann, artistic director of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel

A scenic concert by Mustafa and Övül Avkıran about expulsion and being a foreigner. In the light of the political background, folk songs in several languages and full of heartrending beauty take on a meaning far beyond their own.
(followed by audience discussion on both days)


Friday 10. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 11. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:00 p.m.
Kellertheater
Micro Oper München
»Cage Up 2«

A comic performance between cabaret and concert. Modern music specialists Cornelia Melián (soprano) and Sabine Liebner (piano) dedicate a fast-paced, fantastical piece to composer John Cage.
(followed by audience discussion on both days)


Saturday 11. Nov. // 03:00 – 04:00 p.m.
Sunday 12. Nov. // 11:00 – 12:00 a.m. and 05:00 – 06:00 p.m.
Neue Szene
Mélodie Théâtre, Boos
»Concert d'eau pour jardin d'hiver«

(»A concert of water for a winter garden«)

German premier

An entertaining water symphony with six actors in the pool. Bubbling and gurgling takes place in the relaxed, extraordinary atmosphere of a winter garden. Mélodie Théâtre comes to Germany for the first time, from northern France.
For children (from the age of 4) and adults


Saturday 11. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:15 p.m.
Sunday 12. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:15 p.m.
Schauspielhaus
Final Night
Alain Platel / Les Ballets C. de la B., Ghent
»vsprs«

People are trying to scale an imprecated, magic mountain. The new, emotionally gripping dance-music-theatre piece by Belgian choreographer Alain Platel, between ecstasy, exclusion and humanity. The music by Fabrizio Cassol is based both on »Vespers of the blessed virgin« by Claudio Monteverdi and on gypsy music.
(followed by audience discussion on both days)


Saturday 11. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Sunday 12. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:15 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen
»Theremin«

German premier

Russian physicist Leon Theremin invented the first electronic musical instrument in the world, which was later named after him. Hotel Pro Forma – Denmark's biggest experimental theatre group – abstracts a century of life in this production by Kirsten Dehlholm, under the eerie tones of the theremin.


Sunday 12. Nov. // 10:30 – 11:15 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn, Vienna / Amsterdam
»I am … in Concert«

German premier

A mercilessly comic performance on the world of glamour and glitz. Frans Poelsta and Robert Steijn, known as the »terrible lads from Holland«, take the stage with an oblique number on disco classics of the 70s and 80s.



Fringe programme


Free admission to all events within fringe programme.


Tuesday 7. Nov. // 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
Vocal ensemble amarcord, Leipzig
Concert

Opening of the Festival centre


Wednesday 8. Nov. // 05:00 – about 06:30 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
»Avignon – Cour d'honeur et champs de bataille«
(»Avignon – Court of Honour and Battlefield«)

Film about 60th anniversary of the Festival d'Avignon by Michel Viotte and Bernard Faivre d'Arcier
Interview: Bernard Faivre d'Arcier, Paris / Presentation: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff


Thursday 9. Nov. // 05:00 – about 06:45 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
An afternoon at the Bosporus
1. »Theatre and dance in Turkey«

Speech by Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann, Zurich
2. »Crossing the bridge«
Film by Fatih Akin about the music scene in Istanbul


Friday 10. Nov. // 04:00 – about 06:30 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
»les ballets de ci de là«
Film by Alain Platel on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Les Ballets C. de la B., Ghent
Interview: Alain Platel, Ghent / Presentation: Klemens Wannenmacher, Rotterdam


Saturday 11. Nov. // 02:30 – about 05:30 p.m.
Festival centre at the theater fact
»Bewegungsmelder« (»Motion Detectors«)
Choreographic inquiries and discussion
about surveillance and control in dance and theatre
Concept and direction: Michael Freundt, Henning Fülle, Berlin
German Centre of International Theatre Institute (ITI), Berlin, in cooperation with the euro-scene Leipzig


Sunday 12. Nov. // 02:30 – about 04:30 p.m.
Polnisches Institut
»Vom Gesamtkunstwerk zum entgrenzten Theater« (»From total work of art to delimited theatre«)
Panel discussion about music on theatre stage
with Nike Wagner, Weimar / Barbara Mundel, Freiburg i. Br. / Fabrizio Cassol, Ghent / Paul Koek, Leiden
Presentation: Peter Korfmacher, Leipziger Volkszeitung
German Centre of International Theatre Institute (ITI), Berlin, in cooperation with the euro-scene Leipzig



Information


Festival centre at the theater fact
Phone +49-(0)341-9 61 40 80

Tuesday: 11:00 p.m – open end
Wednesday to Friday, Sunday: 04:00 p.m – open end
Saturday: 02:00 p.m – open end

• Meeting point for all
• Snacks, drinks und information
• Venue for performances, films and discussions (fringe programme)


Information booth at the Schauspielhaus / box office section
Phone +49-(0)341-1 26 81 91

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m – 08:00 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m.