31st Festival 2021


euro-scene Leipzig

31st Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance

02. Nov. – 07. Nov. 2021

Theatre and dance from the old and new Europe

With the patronage of Leipzig’s Mayor, Burkhard Jung

euro-scene Leipzig will take place from 02. – 07. November 2021 for the 31st time. Christian Watty will be the Artistic Director and Directing Manager from 01.01.2021.

The festival euro-scene Leipzig was founded in 1991. For six days in November every year, it brings experimental theatre and innovative dance from throughout Europe to Leipzig. euro-scene Leipzig is the only festival for contemporary theatre and modern dance in the new German federal states and belongs to the most important of its kind in Europe. The Festival Direction was in Ann-Elisabeth Wolff’s hands from 1993 – 2020.

The festival is financed by the City of Leipzig and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony; added to this are sponsors and the national representatives from the guest performances’ countries. MDR Kultur is the cultural sponsor. The organizer is the Sächsische Verein zur Förderung des kulturellen Austauschs nationaler und internationaler Tanz- und Theatergruppen e. V.

Information about the concept, festival programme and ticket sales will be published in the course of the spring of 2021.

Honoring 30 years of euro-scene Leipzig

Burkhard Jung, mayor of the City of Leipzig and patron of euro-scene Leipzig, will recognize the 30th anniversary (cancelled) festival and long-term festival work by Ann-Elisabeth Wolff after the fact on Monday, 20. September 2021 – combined with a guest performance by Nikolaus Habjan, Vienna, with his piece »F. Zawrel – erbbiologisch und sozial minderwertig« (»F. Zawrel – genetically and socially inferior«) at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig (2nd performance on Tuesday, 21. September 2021). This guest performance was planned for the 30th anniversary festival and had to be cancelled – like the rest of the festival – due to the federal government’s directive on Covid-19.

Contact: www.euro-scene.de / info@euro-scene.de / Tel. +49-(0)341-980 02 84

Ann-Elisabeth Wolff
Festival Director (until 31.12.2020)

Stand: 11.12.2020