21st Festival 2011 / Programme


Complete programme with summary


euro-scene Leipzig

21st Festival of contemporary European theatre


08 – 13 November 2011


»Tonstörung«

(»Sound disturbance«)

Theatre and dance from the old and new Europe

Under the patronage of Burkhard Jung,
Lord Mayor of the city of Leipzig

Festival Director and programme: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff
Carte blanche: Josef Nadj, choreographer and director Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans



Festival programme

Evening programmes (PDF download)


Tuesday, 08. November 2011 // 19.30-21.30 Uhr (Opening night)
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig / Großer Saal

/ Flota, Ljubljana
»Srh«
(»Shiver«)
 
   (Video clip  )
Choreographic concert
Choreography: Matiž Farič
Composition: Milko Lazar
German première

/ Ivo Dimchev, Sofia
»Concerto«
   (Video clip  )
Improvisation Performance
Conception and performance: Ivo Dimchev
Musician: Emilian Gatsov (Keyboard)

Two different handwritings from Eastern Europe: The choreographic concert »Srh« by Milko Lazar and Matjaž Farič shows a mysterious battle of sexes with musicians and dancers. And Ivo Dimchev sings extravagantly with strong stage presence, accompanied by Emilian Gatsov at keyboard and drums - an improvisation performance between poetry and radicalism.


Wednesday, 09. November 2011 // 19.30-20.30 Uhr
Thursday, 10. November 2011 // 19.30-20.30 Uhr
Theater der Jungen Welt

Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans / Josef Nadj
»Sho-bo-gen-zo«
   (Video clip  )
Dance play
Choreography: Josef Nadj
Composition: Joëlle Léandre, Akosh Szelevényi
German première

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Thomas Hahn, journalist, Paris

A dance piece by Josef Nadj, one of the most renowned choreographers in France. Together with his dance partner, Cécile Loyer, and the two excellent jazz musicians Joëlle Léandre and Akosh Szelevényi, he embarks on a journey through time back to the age of Zen-Buddhism and explores the secret of time.


Wednesday, 09. November 2011 // 19.30-20.45 Uhr
Thursday, 10. November 2011 // 22.00-23.15 Uhr
Schaubühne Lindenfels

SounDrama Studio, Moskau
»я, пулеметчик« (»Ia, pulemetschik«)
(»I am the machine gunner«) 
   (Video clip  )
Theatre play
Text: Juri Klawdijew
Staging: Wladimir Pankow
German première
(In Russian with German subtitles)

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Michael Freundt, Co-Director Theaterinstitut (ITI), Berlin

Events of the Second World War intermingle with situations of a Russian gang of today. Vladimir Pankov staged the play by Yuri Klavdiev with modern means and finds thrilling pictures between drama and musical theatre.


Wednesday, 09. November 2011 // 22.00-23.00 Uhr
Thursday, 10. November 2011 // 22.00-23.00 Uhr
LOFFT

Gisèle Vienne, Grenoble
»Jerk«
   (Video clip  )
Solo play
Conception and staging: Gisèle Vienne
Text and dramaturgy: Dennis Cooper
Performer: Jonathan Capdevielle
(In English with German subtitles)

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig

An inconspicuous young man gets his hand puppets ready. The harmless game takes a horrific course, since it is based on the true story of a serial killer. Jonathan Capdevielle puts in a wonderful theatrical performance.


Thursday, 10. November 2011 // 19.30-20.15 Uhr
Friday, 11. November 2011 // 22.00-22.45 Uhr
Werk 2 / Halle D

Israel Galván, Sevilla
»Solo«
   (Video clip  )
Flamenco
Choreography and dance: Israel Galván

Flamenco far from any clichés. The outstanding Spanish dancer Israel Galván reduces this dance to the essentials without music, singers and stage set, and restores the soul of flamenco by means of abstraction.


Friday, 11. November 2011 // 16.30-18.00 Uhr
Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 16.30-18.00 Uhr
Kellertheater / Oper Leipzig

Dragana Bulut, Belgrad, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Bukarest
»E.I.O.«
   (Video clip  )
Performance
(In English with German translation)
Carte blanche: Josef Nadj, Orléans

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig

This unusual performance leaves it to the spectator to decide how much he wants to pay and if he wants to be audience or performer. The three young choreographers received the European dance prize Prix Jardin d'Europe for »E.I.O.« in Istanbul 2010.


Friday, 11. November 2011 // 19.30-20.45 Uhr
Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 19.30-20.45 Uhr
Peterskirche

Naroden teatar (Nationaltheater) Vojdan Černodrinski, Prilep
»Антиџа«
(»Antica«) 
   (Video clip  )
Musical theatre
Text: Risto Krle
Conception and staging: Branko Brezovec
Composition: Marjan Nekak
German première
(In Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish and Greek with German subtitles)

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Gordana Vnuk, direktorin Festival Eurokaz, Zagreb

A musical theatre from Macedonia full of emotion, pathos, seriousness and irony. Branko Brezovec and Marjan Nekak pose, together with 21 wonderful actors, intriguing questions about identity, tolerance and freedom.


Friday, 11. November 2011 // 19.30-20.30 Uhr
Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 17.00-18.00 Uhr
LOFFT

Andrea Miltnerová, Prag
Two dance plays
/ »Pentimento«
/ »Fractured«   (Video clip  )
Choreographies: Andrea Miltnerová
German première

Two dance pieces by the Czech choreographer Andrea Miltnerová: A dreamy Baroque world with 5 dancers in »Pentimento« switches to the minimalist, Kafkaesque solo »Fractured«.


Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 14.00-15.00 Uhr
Sunday, 13. November 2011 // 14.00-15.00 Uhr
Konzertfoyer / Oper Leipzig

Berndt Stübner & Werner Stiefel, Leipzig
»Der Fischer und seine Frau«
(»The fisherman and his wife«)
   (Video clip  )
Children's play
Based on the same-titled fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm
Staging: Berndt Stübner
Choreography: Werner Stiefel
Composition: Tilo Augsten
(For children from 6 years and adults)

With puppets, songs, dance, text and music Berndt Stübner and Werner Stiefel created an enchanting play for children between fairy tale and topicality.


Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 19.30-21.30 Uhr
Sunday, 13. November 2011 // 16.00-18.00 Uhr
Schaubühne Lindenfels

She She Pop, Berlin
»Testament«
   (Video clip  )
Theatre play
Text: She She Pop and her fathers

The performance group She She Pop negotiates with its own fathers on matters of generations. A witty-serious play about money and love based on motives of the drama »King Lear« by Shakespeare.


Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 22.00-23.00 Uhr
Sunday, 13. November 2011 // 17.00-18.00 Uhr
Werk 2 / Halle D

Granhøj Dans, Aarhus
»2men2mahler«
   (Video clip  )
Dance play
Choreography: Palle Granhøj, created in close cooperation with dancers, singer and musician
Composition: Gustav Mahler, Balcan Beat Box
German première

Following: audience discussion
Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig

The noted Danish choreographer Palle Granhøj turns Gustav Mahler's melancholic music into a humorous-serious dance work.


Sunday, 13. November 2011, 19.30-20.30 Uhr (Final night)
Centraltheater

Alias, Genf
»Sideways rain«
   (Video clip  )
Dance play
Choreography: Guilherme Botelho
Composition: Murcof (Fernando Corona)

This fascinating and intoxicating choreography with 13 dancers shows the permanent flow of life and the inscrutability of fate.


Friday, 11. November 2011 // 22.00-ca. 24.00 Uhr (1st round – part I)
Saturday, 12. November 2011 // 22.00-ca. 24.00 Uhr (1st round – part II)
Sunday, 13. November 2011 // 22.00-ca. 00.30 Uhr (2nd round and award ceremony)
Ring-Café

The 10th time:
Competition: »Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo« (»Best German dance solo«)   (Video clip  )
Idea and Conception: Alain Platel, Ghent
Artistic director and presentation: René Reinhardt, Leipzig
Jury:
/ Eszter Fontana, director Museum für Musikinstrumente, Leipzig
/ Matthias Brenner, artistic director Neues Theater Halle-Saale
/ Thomas Hahn, journalist, Paris
/ Josef Nadj, choreographer and director Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans
/ Christian Syrotek, director Best Western Hotel City Center, Leipzig

Twenty solos of five minutes length on the legendary round table. All barriers between artists and audience, professionals and amateurs have been lifted.



Fringe programme


Wednesday, 09. November // 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr (Teil I)
Thursday, 10. November // 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr (Teil II)
Die Villa - Soziokulturelles Zentrum
Workshop
Eduard Gabia,
Bukarest
»Transformance«

A performance laboratory
(In English with German translation)
(Participation fee)


Wednesday, 09. November // 17.00 – ca. 18.30 Uhr
Passage Kinos
Documentary
»Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen«
(»A glance behind the curtains«)
by Bernd E. Gengelbach and Tilman König
Documentary film on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of euro-scene Leipzig 2010
Introduction: Michael Freundt, co-director of the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Berlin
(free entrance)


Thursday, 10. November // 16.30 – ca. 18.30 Uhr
Passage Kinos
3D movie
»Pina«

by Wim Wenders, Berlin
Choreographies: Pina Bausch
Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
(Participation fee)


Thursday, 10. November // 17.00 – ca. 18.00 Uhr
Peterskirche
Technical tour
»Die Räder im Getriebe«
(»The wheels in motion«)
Insight into stage technology
Conception and guide: Bernd E. Gengelbach, co-director and technical direction euro-scene Leipzig
(free entrance)


Friday, 11. November // 17.00 – ca. 18.15 Uhr
Passage Kinos
Documentary
»Israel Galván – Ein andalusischer Tänzer«

(»Israel Galván – An Andalusian dancer«)

by Maria Reggiani, Paris
(In Spanish with German subtitles and voice-over)
Introduction: Thomas Hahn, journalist, Paris
(free entrance)


Saturday, 12. November // 11.30 – ca. 13.00 Uhr
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
Video presentation
»Im Schmelztiegel der Kulturen«
(»In the melting pot of cultures«)
by Gordana Vnuk, director festival Eurokaz, Zagreb
About the development of theatre and dance in former Yugoslavia
(free entrance)


Saturday, 12. November // ab ca. 24.00 Uhr
Ring-Café
Party with DJ Filburt (riotvan), Leipzig
(free entrance)


Sunday, 13. Nov. // 11.30 – ca. 13.00 Uhr
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
»Tonstörung oder Vom Eigensinn des Akustischen«
(»Sound disturbance or About the obstinacy of the acoustic«)
Panel discussion

Participants:
/ Dr. Veronika Darian, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
/ Prof. Dr. Petra Maria Meyer, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel
/ Patrick Hahn, Staatsoper Stuttgart
/ Thomas Hahn, journalist, Paris
Presentation: Prof. Dr. Günther Heeg, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
(free entrance)



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