Director: Morana Dolenc | in German
A magical piece about what happens when the wizard of colours sets to work - a grey city starts to become colourful and city-life is turned upside-down.
Director: Bjarne Sandborg | without language
Day is coming to an end and soon everyone will go to sleep. Everybody that is except for one child, who cannot sleep, because he wants to find out who takes care of the night. Be amazed by this poetic adventure.
Director: Gregory Caers | without language
This fast-moving dance-theatre piece tells the story of a rather unremarkable man, whose usual routine is suddenly broken by a minor incident. Very soon everything seems to get completely out of hand. Slapstick at its finest!
What does friendship sound like? We discover the answer to this question and much more when we accompany a dove on its adventurous journey through the jungle, across the steppe, the oceans and the deserts – accompanied by music from all over the world.
Hugging Air (Je brasse de l’air) (6+) | Compagnie L'Insolite Mécanique (FR)
Director: Camille Trouvé | in English
In this charming piece of object theatre we find ourselves in a place which seems to exist outside time. It almost seems as if we are in a laboratory. A fantastical journey for everyone, whether young or old, who likes to dream.
The Elephants’ Trek (A Caminhada dos Elefantes) 6+) | Formiga Atómica (PT)
Director: Miguel Fragata | in German
An actor takes us on a fabulous journey through life and into the beyond. It’s a subject matter which is not often talked about, but which concerns every one of us.
Off Track (Sur le fil) (6+) | Compagnie Pyramid (FR)
Director: Nancy Rusek | without language
With a vibrant mix of hip hop and poetry, six dancers invite us to delve into a world in which the stage set comes to life and other amazing things happen!
Sense (SEИS) (7+) | Compagnie Arcosm
Director: Thomas Guerry | without language
In the past the Companie Arcosm has again and again delighted our audiences with its inventive dance theatre pieces. This year the memories of the main character lead us into an absurd world, where everything seems to be possible.
Director: Catherine Poher | in German
The story is told of how long the way home is, when you run away in anger and the world behind you gets smaller and smaller.
Hubo (8+) | El Patio Teatro (ES)
Directors: Julián Sáenz-Lopez & Izaskun Fernández | without language
A search for memories, which are hidden under water and have almost been forgotten. This story about a woman who doesn’t want to leave her home is told with humour and love.
I Will Be Everything … (8+) | 7 Theatres from 7 Countries
Director: Alex Byrne | in various languages
An EU Project: seven theatres collected stories about the world of tomorrow from around 3000 third graders and have developed these stories into a multivoiced, mulitlingual theatre piece.
Falling Dreams (10+) | Het Filiaal theatermakers (NL)
Director: Monique Corvers | in German
A limitless adventure full to the brim with live-video, poetry and music bursting with energy! Anything can happen here, just like in a dream.
Director: Eva Kaufmann | in German
The well-known fairy-tale told somewhat differently. A story which tells of the power of friendship, about being a wolf, about fear, trust, freedom and security.
An amusing story about an eccentric old lady, her new neighbour and the strange things that happen in their appartments. And so they decide together to get to the bottom of the matter.
Robber Hotzenplotz has stolen grandmother’s coffee grinder! Kasperl and Seppel set about catching him and land themselves in a tricky situation…
Having and Wanting (Habenwollen) (10+) | Spiel.Werk Ansbach
Director: Daniela Aue | only little language
This acrobatic dance-theatre concerns itself with the question whether it is still at all possible to Be if you don‘t Have, and how closely linked happiness and ability are.
At Home Abroad (Daheim in der Welt) (4+) |
Thalias Kompagnons, Nuremberg
Director: Tristan Vogt | in German
Everyone needs a home, a place one belongs, people who make you feel you belong, a place where one feels safe.
What would it be like to have just one day to live? Fox and Wild Boar ask themselves this question as they watch the Mayfly hatching. What happens if the fly turns out to be charming, if they become friends, or even fall in love with her?
Far away from the kingdom they come from, two king’s sons roam the land and do whatever they feel like doing. But then real life catches up with them…
Matti and Sami (Matti und Sami) (8+) | Theater
Director: Britta Kristina Schreiber | in German
Soemtimes lies are just fibs, sometimes they are something much bigger. Matti‘s and Sami’s world becomes unbalanced every time that grown-ups tell lies. Unfortunately this happens again and again and sometimes the situation can get out of control.
Morph?! (8+) | Alexandra Rauh & Gunnar Seidel, Nuremberg
Directors: Alexandra Rauh & Gunnar Seidel | in German
With a great deal of humour five dancers take commonplace cliches, mix them up, put them together again in a new way and ask, among other things, how children create their view of the world.
Director: Olivier Rannou | only little language
Are we the only beings in the universe? It seems very unlikely! Be witness to the sudden appearance of flying saucers and an alien invasion. Are you ready?
Director: Hannah Biedermann | in German
An actress and a dancer fetch love from its place in seventh heaven and bring it down to the stagefloor, a place where people rehearse, practise and sweat. And where anything is possible. Because love is a part of life, because she is beautiful, but at the same time she is complicated.
My neighbourhood – my city – my happy places.
Places exist, where you shed your worries the minute you arrive. The things that have been worrying you lose their importance. Something else takes their place. A feeling of well-being in the moment.
In autumn and winter 2019 we went on the search for personal „happy places“, along with schoolchildren from four classes from four parts of Nuremberg. We let them show us their Happy Places in their city, in their neighbourhood and in their fantasies. And we let the children write down and tell their stories: „I was happy when….“
These stories and thoughts on Nuremberg’s „Happy Places“ can be experienced in our listening room.
In German language
Wed, 5 Feb, 5 p.m. - 5.25 p.m. | Thu, 6 Feb, 1.30 p.m. - 1.55 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 4.25 p.m. | Fri, 7 Feb, 1.30 p.m. - 1.55 p.m. | Sat, 8 Feb, 4 p.m. - 4.25 p.m. | Sun, 9 Feb, 12 a.m. - 12.25 a.m. Theater Mummpitz (3rd Floor)
Admission free, but please register in advance
Even a journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step. (Lao-Tse)
We celebrate the start of our 11th Festival at our festival hub, Café Mahlzahn, with speeches and musical interludes. Naturally refreshments will be provided. The two performances I will be everything (8+) and Invaders (7+) can be seen before or after the opening ceremony. Welcome!
How do adult theatre-makers see children and childhood, family and gender? And how do children see themselves? How do they see themselves within the family, in the context of their gender and in reaction to society’s view of their gender? Taking the performance Practising Love (Theater Sgaramusch/Nevski Prospekt) as a starting point, we will examine how these themes are dealt with in theatre performance.
This event will be conducted in English.
It‘s cold, the ladies glide round the inner circle, the gentlemen the outer circle, accompanied by music
and mulled wine. We recommend wrapping up warmly …
Yes, the tradition is carried on: panoptikum goes ice-skating again and you are invited!
A guided tour in English language to the area, where the National Socialists held their elaborate annual propaganda spectacle. The tour (in English) provides an account of the use of architecture as a theatrical backdrop to the various events, explains the function of the rallies themselves and the way in which Nuremberg has dealt with its National Socialist legacy.
Two Danish teenage ambassadors and ten to twelve German teens will lead a Kitchen Table discussion on the topic Childhood, Family and Gender. The Kitchen Table is a reflection tool able to engage teenagers, artistic directors, artists, playwriters and teachers in a unique and innovative way that stimulates dialogue between theatre professionals and teenagers. Empowers teens to reflect on how and why they use culture and gives theatre professionals and programmers an insight in the perceptions of a teen audience.
This format is a part of the Theatre European Engagement Network (T.E.E.N.), a Creative Europe research project that aims to engage teenagers in theatre and create a European Network, that discusses and disseminates the newest research and best practice within performing arts for young audiences.
This event will be conducted in English.
Sat, 8 Feb, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Admission free, but please register in advance
Teen Ambassadors across Europe is funded by Creative Europe, the project's partners are: Culturcentrum Hasselt (BE), Teatercentrum (DK), Fundació Bancària La Caixa (ES), Segni d’infanzia (IT), Norsk Scenekunstbruk (NO), Dialogue Community Performance (UK)
As we near the end of our festival we invite all our participants and guests to a festive dinner and party. With live music of course!
Finally theatre and food come together: enjoy a “second breakfast” – before or after the last performance at the festival hub.