25th Festival 2015

Complete programme with summary


euro-scene Leipzig

25. Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance


03. – 08. November 2015


25 Jahre – ein Fest

(25 years – a celebration)

Theatre and dance from the old and new Europe

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

Festival Director and programme: Ann–Elisabeth Wolff



Main programme



1.

Tuesday, 03. November 2015 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m. (opening night)
Schauspielhaus

Rosas, Brussels
»Rosas danst Rosas«
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Dance piece

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Four young women conquer the world. This choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker marked the beginning of a new era of contemporary dance in 1983 and enjoys cult status today.


2.

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 4.15 – 10.45 p.m.
Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 4.15 – 10.45 p.m.
Friday, 06. November 2015 // 12.15 – 6.45 p.m.
(for 1 spectator each à 15 minutes)
Secret place / Meeting point: Restaurant La Provence, Kleine Fleischergasse 6

Marie-Caroline Hominal, Geneva
»Le triomphe de la renommée«

(»The triumph of fame«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Performance

Conception and performance: Marie-Caroline Hominal
German première
(In German)

Swiss Marie-Caroline Hominal receives each member of the audience individually in an artist’s dressing room. This small performance, based on the poems of the poet Petrarch, raises questions of fame and retreat.


3.

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.15 p.m.
Friday, 06. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.15 p.m.
Peterskirche

Scena Plastyczna KUL, Lublin
»Bruzda«
(»The furrow«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Theatre play

Staging: Leszek Mądzik
German première

Following the performance: public reception
    Presentation: Carena Schlewitt, Director Kaserne Basel

Waters channels itself a path through debris. The Polish director Leszek Mądzik shows four people between genesis and demise in a visually stunning way.


4.

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.
Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels

Jan Martens, Rotterdam / Antwerp
»Sweat, baby, sweat«
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Dance piece

Choreography: Jan Martens

Following the performance: public reception
    Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig

A man and a woman - the young choreographer Jan Martens leads this much-worn cliché in an abstracting way to an enchantingly beautiful love duet.


5.

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.15 p.m.
Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.15 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Diskothek

Sylvia Camarda, Luxembourg
/ »Conscienza di terrore I« (»Conscience of terror I«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
/ »Martyr«   (Videoausschnitt  )
Two dance pieces

Choreography and dance: Sylvia Camarda

The choreographer and dancer Sylvia Camarda pursues topical questions about conscience and victimhood in two very different solos.


6.

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 10.00 – ca. 11.00 p.m.
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 5.00 – ca. 6.00 p.m.
Residenz

Company notfoundyet, Vienna
»The Bolaño project«
#1: Untitled – an introduction
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Performance

Conception: Laia Fabre and Thomas Kasebacher
World première
Schauspiel Leipzig in coproduction with euro-scene Leipzig and brut wien within the programme »Artists in Residence«

The novel »2666« by the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño serves as the point of departure for the performance by Laia Fabre and Thomas Kasebacher about violence, reality and fiction.


7.

Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.
Schauspielhaus

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Cesena
»Schwanengesang D 744«
(»Swan song D 744«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Music theatre

Staging: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Franz Schubert
German première
(Songs in German with German subtitles)

Following the performance: audience discussion
    Presentation: Peter Korfmacher, chief editor department culture, Leipziger Volkszeitung

Under the title of a song by Franz Schubert, Italian director Romeo Castellucci created a piece about harmony and apocalyptic mood – an irritatingly fascinating music theatre play.


8.

Friday, 06. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.45 p.m.
Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 5.00 – 6.15 p.m. and 10.00 – 11.15 p.m.
Oper Leipzig / Probebühne 2 (stage entrance / Goethestraße)

Paolo Nani, Vordingborg
»Brevet«
(»The letter«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Comedy

Staging: Nullo Facchini
Performance: Paolo Nani

A man sits down and begins to write a letter; 15 times without a word and in a different style each time. The solo from 1992 has become a classic of comedy theatre with more than 1,200 performances to date.


9.

Friday, 06. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.
Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 5.00 – 6.00 p.m.
LOFFT

Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, Brussels
»Kefar Nahum«
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Object theatre

Staging: Patrick Bonté
Choreography und performance: Nicole Mossoux

Following the performance: public reception
    Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig

A woman, half-human, half-insect, brings objects to life. This solo with Nicole Mossoux reminds one of a 1950s horror film.


10.

Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 3.00 – 3.45 p.m. and 6.00 – 6.45 p.m.
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 3.00 – 3.45 p.m. and 6.00 – 6.45 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Diskothek – NO SEATS!

Company Philippe Saire, Lausanne
»Black out«
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Dance piece

Choreography: Philippe Saire
German première

This play with three actors moves between dance, performance and painting and is about disappearing, about dissolving oneself. The audience members stand around an open box in an unusual perspective.


11.

Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 3.30 – 4.15 p.m.
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 11.00 – 11.45 a.m. and 3.30 – 4.15 p.m.
Theater fact

La corde à vent, Bourg-en-Bresse
»La cour d’éole«
(»The schoolyard«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Children’s play

Staging: Claire Monot
German première
(For children from 4 years)

Two young men find themselves on a musical journey. The enchanting children's piece from France, full of poetry and humour, gets along without words.


12.

Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m.
Schauspielhaus

NTGent & les ballets C de la B, Ghent
»En avant, marche!«
(»Forward, march!«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Theatre play

Text and staging: Frank Van Laecke and Alain Platel
(In Flemish and other languages with German subtitles)

Alain Platel, choreographer and director from Belgium, created, together with Frank Van Laecke, a play with actors and musicians. The topic is a brass band as microcosm of society.


13.

Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.45 p.m.
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 5.00 – 6.45 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels

Béla Pintér, Budapest
»Titkaink«
(»Our secrets«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Theatre play

Staging: Béla Pintér
(In Hungarian with German subtitles)

In the 1980s, there were a number of dance venues in Budapest. In this context, a captivating story develops about a folk music researcher who falls in love with his seven-year-old stepdaughter and is blackmailed by the secret service.


14.

Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. (final night)
Schauspielhaus

Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans
»Paysage inconnu«
(»Unknown landscape«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Dance piece

Choreography: Josef Nadj
German première

Two figures, a kind of bird people, are searching for the original state of the soul while wandering. The French choreographer Josef Nadj created a dance piece where the two dancers enter into a fascinating dialogue with two jazz musicians.


15.

Friday, 06. November 2015 // 10.00 – ca. 11.30 p.m. (1st round – part I)
Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 10.00 – ca. 11.30 p.m. (1st round – part II)
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 10.00 – ca. 12.00 a.m. (2nd round and award ceremony)
Schauspielhaus / Garderobenfoyer

For the 12th time: Competition
»Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo«
(»Best German dance solo«)
  (Videoausschnitt  )

Conception: Alain Platel, Ghent
Artistic direction: René Reinhardt, Leipzig
Jury: Sylvia Camarda, Luxembourg / Ines Kaps, Leipzig / Herman Heisig, Aarhus-Berlin / Christian Watty, Dusseldorf / Arnd Wesemann, Berlin

20 solos of five minutes length on the legendary round table; for professionals and amateurs. There will be three jury awards and an audience award.


16.

Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 4.00 p.m. (vernissage) // 5.00 – 7.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.
Friday, 06. November 2015 // 4.00 – 9.30 p.m.
Saturday, 07. November 2015 // 1.00 – 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, 08. November 2015 // 1.00 – 7.00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Rangfoyer
(The visit is possible at any time within the specified times.)

Penelope Wehrli & Detlev Schneider, Berlin
»Transforming Acts«
  (Videoausschnitt  )
Video kaleidoscope – A TANZFONDS ERBE project

Conception: Penelope Wehrli and Detlev Schneider
(In German and English)

In den 1980er Jahren wurde der Tanz zum Impulsgeber der Theateravantgarde. Diese Installation kombiniert Archivmaterial mit Portraits von Theaterkünstlern.



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Fringe programme

Free entrance for all presentations (except workshop)



1.

Wedneday, 04. November 2015 // 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Studio Tanzerei Flugfisch

Workshop
»Re:Rosas«

with Fumiyo Ikeda, Company Rosas, Brussels

Tickets only at the festival ticket office / limited attendance


2.

Wednesday, 04. November // 4.30 – ca. 6.00 p.m.
Passage Kinos

Film
»Fase«

by Thierry De Mey (2002)
based on the same-named dance piece by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Introduction with Fumiyo Ikeda, Brussels: Dr. Martina Bako, Universität Leipzig

In cooperation with ARTE


3.

Thursday, 05. November // 5.00 – ca. 6.30 p.m.
Polnisches Institut Berlin – Filiale Leipzig

Panel discussion
»Polnisches Theater auf der europäischen Bühne«
(»Polish theatre on the European stage«)

with Carena Schlewitt, Basel / Andrzej Wirth, Berlin
Presentation: Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska, Berlin

In cooperation with the Polnisches Institut Berlin – Filiale Leipzig


4.

Friday, 06. November // 5.00 – ca. 6.00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / start: Baustelle

Technical tour
»Die Räder im Getriebe«
(»The wheels in motion«)

For the 5th time: Insight into stage technology

Conception and guide: Bernd E. Gengelbach, co-director and technical director euro-scene Leipzig,
    and Günter Gruber, technical director Schauspiel Leipzig
(In German)


5.

Saturday, 07. November // 3.00 – ca. 4.00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Rangfoyer

Panel discussion
»Transforming Acts«

with Penelope Wehrli & Detlev Schneider, Berlin
Presentation: Michael Freundt, Co-director International Theaterinstitut (ITI), Berlin


6.

Saturday, 07. November // 11.30 p.m. – 02.30 a.m.
Schauspielhaus / Baustelle

Festivalparty

with DJ Lucille du Basse, Leipzig
0.30 – 1.15 a.m. concert with the band mjuix, Leipzig


7.

Sunday, 08. November // 11.30 a.m. – ca. 1.00 p.m.
Alte Handelsbörse

Panel discussion
»Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan«
(»The dance on the volcano«)
25 years of European stagecraft

with Sylvia Camarda, Luxembourg / Josef Nadj, Orléans / Béla Pintér, Budapest / Alain Platel, Ghent
Presentation: Wolfgang Bergmann, ARTE / ZDF

In cooperation with ARTE



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Information


\ Ticket sale

\ The Festival café is based from 04 – 09 November 2015 at the Restaurant Barcelona.

\ Programmheft und Flyer 2015 zum Download (PDF)

\ The printed festival booklet can be posted at no charge.




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Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance
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