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panoptikum – The European-Bavarian Festival for Children's Theatre
Since 2000 our festival panoptikum has been presenting European and Bavarian children’s theatre with its diverse aesthetics and subject-matter to children and grown-ups from the region as well as to expert visitors. Since it's beginning panoptikum has been a popular place to meet theatre professionals and festival organizers from Germany and abroad and to enjoy the hospitable and relaxed festival atmosphere in Nuremberg.
Over the last two years we travelled a lot and saw more than 220 performances from 20 countries and choose the following eleven performances from ten European countries:
Compagnia Rodisio (Italy): Ode alla vita (Salute to Life) (3+) | written and directed by Manuela Capece & Davide Doro | German premiere
Frozen Charlotte (Scotland): Paperbelle (3+) | ensemble production | director: Heather Fulton | German premiere
Kolypan (Switzerland): Miiis! Weltpolitik im Sandkasten (Miiis! World Politics in the Sandpit) (5+) | ensemble production | director: Meret Matter | German premiere
Compagnie El Patio (Spain): A Mano (By Hand) (6+) | written and directed by Julián Saenz-Lopez & Izaskun Fernández | German premiere
Compagnie Volpinex (France): Bang! (6+) | by Fred Ladoué & Rémi Saboul | director: Fred Ladoué | German premiere
De Dansers (Netherlands): Droomstad (Dream City) (6+) | ensemble prod uction | choreographer: Wies Merkx | German premiere
Theater Winterthur & Theater für ein wachsendes Publikum (Switzerland) / Junges Ensemble Stuttgart (Germany): Johannes und Margarethe (Johannes and Margarethe) (6+) | ensemble production | director: Brigitte Dethier
Studio Orka (Belgium): Mister More Lady Less (7+) | written and directed by the ensemble
Teatret Gruppe 38 (Denmark): Du må være en engel, Hans Christian (Hans Christian, You Must Be an Angel) (7+) | written and directed by the ensemble | German premiere
Nadine Animato Dance Company (Israel): Invisi'BALL (10+) | ensemble production | choreographer: Nadine Bommer | German premiere
Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium): Starend Meisje (Staring Girl) (10+) | ensemble production | directors: Nathalie Teirlinck & Joris Caluwaerts | German premiere
In addition, six theatres from Nuremberg and five theatres from different Bavarian cities will present the regional theatrescape.
Of course discussions, encounters, festivities and of course the legendary "panoptikum on ice" will complement the program.
Detailed information, the schedule and information about our delegate packages will be published soon.
We hope you’ll save the date and look forward to meeting you in Nuremberg next February!
panoptikum is organized by Theater Mummpitz, an independent children’s theatre based at the Kachelbau Children’s Cultural Centre, where the Nuremberg Children’s Museum and the municipal KinderKunstRaum also offer children’s cultural activities. Since the theatre was founded in 1980 more than 50 productions have been created for children age of 4 and up. The repertoire currently comprises ten plays, most of which are mobile. In addition, Theater Mummpitz offers a varied theatre education programme and regularly takes its productions on guest performance and festival tours in Germany and abroad. In 2009 Theater Mummpitz created the Nürnberger Kulturrucksack (Nuremberg Cultural Backpack), a program for children from unprivileged Nuremberg districts.