Culture and art in rural areas
The project “City Escape” will connect urban and rural areas by means of culture. These “escapes” the ensemble of theater laboratories of the city in rural regions in OWL and studied there labor – cultural work. We visit artistic and socio-cultural working people and associations – of narrators about dance clubs, music creators and athletes to amateur dramatic – and work with them across generations.
We collect locally stories and Sociocultural and give many theaters offers of theater laboratories to. A specific local culture event arises.
The street theater has broadcast, viewers to cast a spell and take also passersby who did not intend to see a play. We use street theater elements as a vehicle to achieve a great deal of attention in the places and something spectacular to offer, which is usually not to be found in rural areas.
Storytelling, story barter Story Store and narrative café are more elements with which we can get a great response from the residents. personally experienced stories are an essential part for the theater lab, if you come together with people and developed a cultural event together.
Brought formats and productions
When history bartering you learn how to learn its own story to tell good and “sold”. Is important to us that the stories we tell, have a relevant reference to contemporary history.
We meet with the parties and tell each other stories about a given topic. In preparatory units are “coached” to the public by telling theatrical techniques. A music program provides additional entertainment. All events are public.
A Story Store is a shop or market stall, selling stories in the professional narrator – or offer to exchange. These Theaterlabor rents empty shops and it addresses a cozy. There stories to purchase or exchange offer.
“Bios – special events”
At the invitation of a private host experience the audience in the narrative biographical stories an immediate theatrical event. Individual family and authentic contemporary history unfolds here right before our eyes, because it goes in search of clues into his own past the performer. Not set scenes or fiction are presented but experienced history and stories are made up close experience. The audience follows the actors to their personal venues and is excited by powerful emotional images to reflect on cherished, but also painful experiences. In the subsequent discussion with hosts and spectators, the ensemble invites the loose frame a reflection and exchange.
Our grandparents are the last generation that has lived through the Second World War. But why do we usually know more about the war from history books than of our own family? Is talking about the Second World War still a taboo or interested it’s just no longer? In “War grandchildren” overlook the four actresses and actors on their family biographies, looking for previously shared stories and down the tracks that run through the generations and bring us the second world war closer than he was before. Using text and dance will find a biographical documentary theater piece,
in which the actresses a bridge between her grandparents and her own generation beat – a search for one’s roots.
Hardly an epic our culture has so much influenced as Homer’s “Odyssey”. Even today fascinates us the desperate journey of cunning hero, his fate will not bend because he longs for his home. In a visually stunning street theater production Theaterlabor asks for the current relevance of this odyssey. With the form of street theater, it takes the audience literally on a journey through strange sound and imagery. Anyone looking today for home and why? What personal odysseys we go through all of them? And who determines our fate?
The Bielefeld Ludwig M. is 1936 arrested for homosexuality by the Gestapo. As a Jew, he survived Buchenwald and Auschwitz. After the war, he has to fight for the recognition of his persecution as a Jew. In the ’50s, on the edge of legality, he opened the first gay bar in Hannover. In nightmarish and grotesque images, using documentary texts and stories that reflect the spirit of those years, created the image of a man who does not take his identity and human dignity.
May 21 Enger
September 3 Dreyen