27th Festival 2017


Complete programme with summary


euro-scene Leipzig

27th Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance


07. Nov. – 12. Nov. 2017


»Ausgrabungen«

    (»Excavations«)

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
   in collaboration with the Artistic Advisory Council



Main programme



1.

Tuesday, 07. November 2017 // 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. (opening night)
Wednesday, 08. November 2017 // 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

Bayerisches Juniorballett München
»Das Triadische Ballett«
(»The triadic ballet«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
Dance piece

Conception and costumes: Oskar Schlemmer (1922)
Choreography: Gerhard Bohner (1977)
Rehearsal: Colleen Scott und Ivan Liška (2014)

Introduction before both performances: Nele Hertling, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

This piece by Oskar Schlemmer, a former artist from the famous Bauhaus in Dessau, has written dance history. Since its world première in 1922, the work along with its legendary costumes have been inspiring entire generations up until the present day. In 1977, Gerhard Bohner created a new choreography that was reconstructed by Ivan Liška and Colleen Scott with nine dancers in 2014.


2.

Wednesday, 08. November 2017 // 7.30 – ca. 9.45 p.m.
Thursday, 09. November 2017 // 7.30 – ca. 9.45 p.m.
Theater der Jungen Welt

»Von Serenata zum Totentanz«
(»From Serenade to the Dance of death«)

Reconstructions of historic dance pieces
by Gret Palucca, Marianne Vogelsang & Mary Wigman

Introduction: Prof. Jason Beechey, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, and Prof. Dr. Ralf Stabel, Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin

/ »Serenata«
(»Serenade«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Choreography: Gret Palucca (1932)
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (3 dancers)

/ »Palucca-Improvisationen« / world première
(»Palucca-Improvisations«)

Conception and presentation: Prof. Jason Beechey
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (7 dancers)

/ »Fünf Präludien aus dem Wohltemperierten Klavier von J. S. Bach«
(»Five preludes from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
Choreography: Marianne Vogelsang (1935 / 1971-73)
Dancer: Nils Freyer
Pianist: Ulrike Buschendorf

BREAK

Introduction: Dr. Patricia Stöckemann, Theater Osnabrück

/ »Totentanz I«
(»Dance of death I«)

A TANZFONDS ERBE project
Choreography: Mary Wigman (1917 / 1921)
Dance Company Theater Osnabrück (4 dancers)

/ »Hexentanz«
(»Witches’ dance«)

Choreography: Prof. Holger Bey (2006)
based on motifs by Mary Wigman (1914 / 1926)
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (1 dancer)

/ »Totentanz II«
(»Dance of death II«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
Choreography: Mary Wigman (1926)
Dance Company Theater Osnabrück (8 dancers)

The evening shows short choreographies by Gret Palucca, Marianne Vogelsang and Mary Wigman. Casts: Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, Nils Freyer, Berlin, and Dance Company Theater Osnabrück.


3.

Wednesday, 08. November 2017 // 10.00 – ca. 11.15 p.m.
Thursday, 09. November 2017 // 7.30 – ca. 8.45 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels

Irina Pauls & amarcord, Leipzig / Valletta
»It’s Schiller! – Die Maltheser. Tragödie.«
(»It’s Schiller! – The Knights of Malta. Tragedy.«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Dance theatre based on drama fragments by Friedrich Schiller

Conception and choreography: Irina Pauls
Music: Matthias Engelke
World première

The dance theatre piece based on drama fragments by Friedrich Schiller deals with the Christian Order of Malta and their victory over the Ottoman fleet in the 16th century. The choreographer Irina Pauls, together with Leipzig’s vocal ensemble amarcord and four dancers, created a piece about questions of faith and power.


4.

Thursday, 09. November 2017 // 5.00 / 8.00 / 11.00 p.m.
Friday, 10. November 2017 // 5.00 / 8.00 / 11.00 p.m.
Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 2.00 / 5.00 / 8.00 p.m.
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 11.00 a.m. / 2.00 / 5.00 p.m.
(for 5 visitors à 60 minutes each)
Beyerhaus / Kellergewölbe

Xavier Bobés, Barcelona
»Cosas que se olvidan fácilmente«
(»Things easily forgotten«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Performance

Conception and actor: Xavier Bobés

(Without language)

Little pieces of memorabilia, found at a flea market, enliven memories. Xavier Bobés conjures up moments of Spanish history under Franco in a sympathetically unpretentious way. He manipulates ghosts from the past to direct the gaze into the future.


5.

Thursday, 09. November 2017 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.
Friday, 10. November 2017 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.
LOFFT – Das Theater

Ola Maciejewska, Katowice / Paris
»Bombyx mori«
(»Silkworm«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Dance piece based on Loïe Fuller

Conception and choreography: Ola Maciejewska
German première

Following the both performances: audience discussion

In the 1920s, the American dancer Loïe Fuller raised a furore with her »Serpentine dance«. The spectacular costume, which imitates the flying motions of the »silk moth«, serves Ola Maciejewska as an inspiration for this performance with three dancers.


6.

Friday, 10. November 2017 // 4.00 / 5.00 / 6.00 p.m.
Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 4.00 / 5.00 / 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 11.00 a.m. / 3.00 / 4.00 p.m.
(à 30 minutes)
Truck at the PwC parking space / Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 21

Post uit Hessdalen, Antwerp
»Pakman«
(»Postman«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Piece for children

Conception: Ine van Baelen, Stijn Grupping, Frederik Meulyzer
Choreography: Karolien Verlinden
(5 years up and adults)

(Without language)

This happy game between a juggler and drummer is a little jewel. The audience is invited into a truck for the performance. Here, a postal worker stamps packages to the rhythm of time.


7.

Friday, 10. November 2017 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

Pippo Delbono / Emilia Romagna Teatro, Modena
»Vangelo«
(»Gospel«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
Theatre play

Conception, text, staging and video: Pippo Delbono
German première

(In Italian language with German subtitles)

This theatre piece by the Italian director Pippo Delbono is passionate, uncompromising, full of pathos and highly emotional. It tells of the sustained hope for beauty and love, despite all fanaticism, misuse of power and terror. Professional performers participate here, as do those who are different…


8.

Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 5.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 5.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels

steptext dance project, Bremen
»Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango – Bremer Schritte«
(»Two giraffes are dancing tango – Bremen steps«)
  VIDEO CLIP  
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
Dance piece

Conception and choreography: Helge Letonja
based on the original choreography by Gerhard Bohner (1980)

Introduction before both performances: Heide-Marie Härtel, Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen, and Helge Letonja, steptext dance project, Bremen

Bizarre figures and elements of the absurd characterize this dance piece, which Gerhard Bohner, a pioneer of German dance history, created with ten dancers in Bremen in 1980. 36 years later, the choreographer Helge Letonja examines this historic model and opens up new associative spaces.


9.

Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 5.00 – 6.00 p.m.
LOFFT – Das Theater

Nicole Seiler, Lausanne
»The wanderer’s peace«
  VIDEO CLIP  
Dance piece

Conception and choreography: Nicole Seiler
Performer: Beatrice Cordua

(In German Language)

Beatrice Cordua, born in Hamburg in 1941, performs and dances her own history. She was a dancer with John Neumeier in Hamburg and Johann Kresnik in Berlin. With wit and humour, the Swiss choreographer Nicole Seiler sketches this career by including language and videos.


10.

Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m.
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m. (final night)
Schauspielhaus / Hinterbühne

CAMPO & IIPM / Milo Rau, Ghent
»Five easy pieces«
  VIDEO CLIP  
Theatre play

Conception, text and staging: Milo Rau

(In Flemish language with German subtitles)

Seven children can choose their roles. In a theatre piece, the life of the Belgian child murderer Marc Dutroux is re-enacted. With the aesthetics of documentary theatre, the material is strongly altered. The Swiss director Milo Rau created one of the most unusual and most invited productions in recent times; in 2017, it received the »Staging of the year« award.


11.

Friday, 10. November 2017 // 10.00 – ca. 11.30 p.m. (1st round – part I)
Saturday, 11. November 2017 // 10.00 – ca. 11.30 p.m. (1st round – part II)
Sunday, 12. November 2017 // 10.00 – ca. 12.00 p.m. (2nd round and award ceremony)
Schauspielhaus / Garderobenfoyer

For the 13th time: Competition
»Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo«

(»Best German dance solo«)
  VIDEO CLIP  

Conception: Alain Platel, Ghent
Artistic direction: René Reinhardt, Leipzig

20 five-minute solos on the legendary round table. All barriers between professionals and amateurs, styles as well as artists and the audience have been lifted. Three jury prizes and an audience prize are awarded.



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Fringe programme

Free entrance for all presentations (except workshop)



1.

Wednesday, 08. November // 04.00 – ca. 05.45 p.m.
Studio Tanzerei Flugfisch
Workshop
»Goldkugeln der Tanzgeschichte«
(»Golden spheres of the dance history«)

with Ivan Liška, München

For amateurs and professional dancers
to elements from the dance piece »Das Triadische Ballett« (»The triadic ballet«) by Oskar Schlemmer

Tickets only at the festival ticket office / limited number of places available


2.

Thursday, 09. November // 04.00 – 05.30 p.m.
Passage Kinos

Films – recording of two choreographies

/ »Affectos humanos« (»Human passions«)
Choreography and Dance: Dore Hoyer (1962)
Recording (1963)

/ »Der Grüne Tisch. Ein Totentanz in acht Bildern«
(»The Green table. A dance of death in eight pictures«)

Choreography: Kurt Jooss (1932)
Recording with Joffrey Ballet of Chicago (2000)

Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig

Reservation free tickets / only at the festival ticket office or at Passage Kinos


3.

Friday, 10. November // 04.00 – ca. 05.30 p.m.
Passage Kinos

ARTE-film
»Mary Wigman – Die Seele des Tanzes«
(»Mary Wigman – The soul of dance«)

by Norbert Busè & Christof Debler (2007)
A portrait about the choreographer and dancer Mary Wigman (1886-1973)

Introduction and discussion with Katja Erfurth, Villa Wigman für TANZ e. V., Dresden:
Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi, Tanzarchiv Leipzig and Universität Leipzig

Reservation free tickets / only at the festival ticket office or at Passage Kinos

In cooperation with ARTE


4.

Saturday, 11. November // 04.00 – ca. 06.00 p.m.
Passage Kinos

ARTE-film
»Evangelium«
(»Gospel«)

by Pippo Delbono (2014)

The Italian director Pippo Delbono shot this film in the refugee camp in which he developed the idea for his theatre piece »Vangelo« (»Gospel«).

Introduction and discussion with Pippo Delbono:
Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig

Reservation free tickets / only at the festival ticket office or at Passage Kinos

In cooperation with ARTE


5.

Sunday, 12. November // 03.00 – ca. 04.00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / start: entrance foyer

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

For the 8th time: Insight into stage technology

Conception and guide:
Bernd E. Gengelbach, co-director and technical director euro-scene Leipzig,
and Antje Gruber, stage manager Schauspiel Leipzig

Free reservation tickets only at the festival ticket office



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Festival booklet, folder & evening programmes 2017 for download (PDF)



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