“Im Dschungel der Geschichte.” A European Theatre Trip
International cooperation project from September 2014 to October 2015
By transnational theater project “In the jungle of history” initiated Theaterlabor Bielefeld a trans-European network, which took the common cultural heritage of different countries in the look and appreciated. It related to the memory of the horrors, the unspeakable, the trauma of countless biographical breaks: the wounds of war in the Balkans, the “scar” along the Western Front in France, the physical and psychological mutilation of veterans, the countless stories of “communities” beyond the official discourse. But it was also about the current view of the story. What opportunities and problems are from an adult?
The work-up of local historical events in various European countries, the track search on site and research personal stories and experiences from the family environment constitute the framework for theatrical interventions.
Statements Festival Symposium
Bielefeld, 29 September until 4 October 2015
In the past 12 months Theaterlabor Bielefeld led by an international cooperation project on various aspects of the Great War 1914-18. Together with cooperation partners Plavo Pozoriste (Serbia), Association Arsène (France), Teatr A Part (Poland) and Leith Theatre (Scotland) developed the Bielefeld ensemble in each country an artistic Project. The results of these collaborations, we now want to present conclusive in Bielefeld.
For this purpose we organize a festival, showing the resulting productions, and offer umrahmend at a symposium with workshops, lectures, presentations and discussions and an exhibition of objects, photographs and sketches of the encounter projects.
Invited are not only the participating partners and theater, but also historians / inside, the work on the topic “Theatre and History”. We hereby invite interested artists / inside, theater scholar / inside and student / inside to participate in the symposium.
Tuesday, September 29 / Tue Sept 29th
19:00 / 7 p.m.
Exhibition Opening / exhibition opening
20:30 / 8:30 p.m. Performance / performance
Plavo Pozoriste Belgrade Theatre Laboratory Bielefeld “Requiem”
Machine guns, grenades and poisonous gases: the First World War was a mass destruction of global proportions. Progress of civilization turned for the first time against humanity. The war left in Europe only millions dead and traumatized men, but also about three million widows and six million orphans. But what we know about the amount of lost love? The co-production of the theater was built in the fall of 2014 wähenrd an intensive workshop at the festival “In the jungle of history. A European Theatre Trip “We now see the work also in Bielefeld.
Wednesday, September 30 / Wed Sept 30th
10 to 13 pm / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lecture / Workshop
“NeverendingwarNeverbeginningpeace” – John Paul McGroarty, Leith Theatre, Edinburgh
15 to 19 pm / 3 to 7 p.m. presentations and panel discussions / presentations and discussion
“History on Stage: 21st-century perspectives”
Eva Schöck-Quinteros (University of Bremen), Gleb Albert (University of Zurich) and Olaf Löschke (historian Laboratory, Berlin)
20:00 / 8 p.m. Performance / performance
Theaterlabor Bielefeld “Séance”
Obsessive summon five drifting through the Nachtgestalten life and death. They are like doing those shadowy reminds you of mysticism figures that populate the paintings of Edward Hopper. In their songs, lyrics and actions they open up a whole universe of its own crazy nightmares – deep black and highly funny, fascinating and disturbing.
Thursday, October / Thu Oct 1st 1st
10 to 13 pm / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop / practical demonstration
“The Seed of Creation” – A practical demonstration of Plavo Pozoriste’s work, Grotowski-inspired, highly physical actor’s training. Plavo Pozoriste, Belgrade, Serbia
15 to 19 pm / 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. roundtable talk
“International co-productions: how does it work?” On the practical aspects of binational theater projects
19:30 / 7:30 p.m. Performance / performance
Leith Edinburgh theater and theater laboratory Bielefeld – video documentation of the project
21:00 pm / 9 p.m. Performance / performance
Teatr A Part Katowice “Artists Games”
Teatr A Part of Katowice has dealt in its own theater production with the role of the cabaret scene and the artists games during the First World War. This fits very well this production in our context, we invited them and show them in a German premiere.
Friday, October 2 / Fri Oct 2nd
10 to 13 pm / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop / Lecture Performance
“On the working methodology of theater laboratory, Bielefeld”
Siegmar Schröder, Bielefeld Theatre Laboratory
15 to 19 pm / 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open Space
Theatre groups and artists are invited to present and talk about Their projects and ideas about international coproductions
20:00 / 8 p.m. Performance / performance
Teatr A Part Katowice and Theaterlabor Bielefeld “W dzungli historii. Vaudeville”
Welcome! Cylinder, Feather Boa, Charleston and red light – we go on a journey into the supposedly “Golden Twenties”. The “Artists Games” was a vaudeville stage in Katowice hundred years ago; it serves as a source of inspiration for this piece. Among the amusing surface of tap dance, song and music seething horrors of war and breaks as a grimace forth repeatedly.
Saturday, October / Sat Oct 3rd 3rd
10 to 13 and 15 to 19 pm / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Workshop
“Camouflage meets Dada” Association Arsène Wolxheim
20:00 / 8 p.m. Performance / performance
Live performances (presentation of workshop results) / presentation of the workshop results
Sunday, October / Sun Oct 4th 4th
10 to 13 pm / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. roundtable talks
Evaluation of the “European Theatre Journey”: What are its outcomes? What is the impact for present and future collaborations?
Participation and Registration / Participation and registration
Registrations for the symposium to 18 September under firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants of the symposium may register until Sept 18th
For participation in the entire Symposium we charge a fee of 90 EUR
(Concessions EUR 50). This is a visit to the performances included.
The participants fee is 90 EUR (from red. EUR 50) Including entrance to the performances.
Individual days can be booked separately. For a flat daily attendance, we charge a fee of EUR 20 (concessions 10 EUR). This is a visit to the performances included.
Single days may be booked separately. The fees is 20 EUR per day (red. 10 EUR) Including entrance to the perfomances.
Participation in the lectures with discussion is free for student / inside.
For students the participation to the roundtable talks and discussions is free.
The performances are public and can be visited without registration. Tickets EUR 14 (erm.: EUR 8).
The performances are public, registration is not be necessary. Tickets: EUR 14 (red 8 EUR.).
Organized by the Laboratory Theater Bielefeld e.V./ A project of Theatre Laboratory Bielefeld e.V.
Contact person / / Persons to contact: Yuri Birte Anderson (conception and contact artists / inside / concept and counterpart for artists) Ralph cube (organization and contact participants / inside / organization and counterpart for participants).
Funded by the Arts Foundation NRW, the Ministry of Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of the Land NRW, the cultural office Bielefeld and the partners involved.
26 September – 03 October 2014
Workshop-Seminar all beteilgten European partners in Bielefeld
12th-22nd November 2014
Workshops and performances in Belgrade with the theater group Plavo Pozoriste
14th-22nd March 2015
Workshops and performances in Paris and in Alsace with the Association Arsène
April and June 2015
April: research work in Katowice with the Teatr A Part
June: Presentation at the festival “A Part”
12 to 22 September 2015
Coproduction in Edinburgh with Leith Theatre
29 September-4 October 2015
Final meeting, symposium and Project Week in Bielefeld
Performances, video / photo documentation, lectures, presentations, reflection
Review Phase I
The Phase I served mainly the method and content exchange and the organizational planning of the project in autumn, 2014. The first joint artistic process in Serbia (Theaterlabor met in November 2014 at the Belgrade theater Plavo Pozoriste) brought an artistic result. From a workshop out who worked with musical methods especially, a “Requiem” was developed under the leadership of Nenad Colic. The performance experienced in Belgrade two comedy about 200 spectators. In the fall of 2015 to work in Bielefeld to the material found on.
Review Phase I
The Phase I served mainly the method and content exchange and the organizational planning of the project in autumn, 2014. The first joint artistic process in Serbia (Theaterlabor met in November 2014, the Belgrade Theatre Plavo Pozoriste) brought an artistic result. From a workshop out who worked with musical methods especially, a “Requiem” was developed under the leadership of Nenad Colic. The performance experienced in Belgrade two comedy about 200 spectators. In the fall of 2015 to work in Bielefeld to the material found on.
The project is funded by the Arts Foundation NRW and the Cultural Office Bielefeld.
Preparatory meeting from September 26 to October 3, 2014
From 26.9. to 3.10. , representatives of several European Theater in Bielefeld to develop and define ideas and methodical basis for a common theater and performance project on the First World War. The week was carried out as a starting point for a timetable for the organization of further exploration and the development and exchange of relevant theater work. The meeting served to meet the respective working methods and approaches of the participants and to make first research material available for all participants.
Marcin Herich and Monika Wachowicz (Poland, Teatr A Part)
John Paul McGroarty (Scotland Leith Theatre)
Dejan Stojkovic and Masa Jelic (Serbia, Plavo Pozoriste)
Michel Jacquelin and Odile Darbelley (France, Association Arsène)
Siegmar Schröder, Thomas Behrend, Michael Grunert, Luke Pergande, Alina Tinnefeld, Yuri Anderson (Theaterlabor Bielefeld)
were chaired the meetings of John Paul McGroarty and Siegmar Schröder, both can draw on years of experience with large-scale multinational projects.
The meeting was mainly the first encounter and the common organizational planning of the project. In the form of an artistic exchange aesthetics and methods of work and the thematic strands were committed to the project. In this rather marginal aspects the focal point will be that incorporate a special biographical perspective in the work: be it the trauma of men who were suddenly exposed to completely new military equipment (tanks, poison gases, air strikes, machine guns) or the changes in the role of woman (hospital work, suffrage). Also questions were previously unknown connections – about the Serb-French relations – as well as forms of artistic work in direct relation to WW1 illuminated (Nachkriegsliteratur, Cabaret Voltaire, “Zenitismus” among others).
It was determined a concrete work plan.
The preparatory meeting was sponsored by the NRW State Office Free Culture by the Ministry for Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of the Land NRW.