Youth Club meeting point (14 +):
SPIEGELBERG’S PARTY – A RE-TELLING OF DIE Räuber
What if we re-examine the morals of Schiller’s «Räuber»? The meeting point ensemble goes down to the basement where the bass throbs and a rumour is going round on the dancefloor: Spiegelberg has killed Karl. Do we get out now? Or stay and party? At least the sound is right.
LED BY Patrick Oes
With references to Friedrich Schiller’s «The Robbers»
Youth Club Performance (14 +):
ÜBER DEN VERSUCH DES TANZENS (ON ATTEMPTING DANCE)
In many of his plays Peter Handke offers experiments for theatrical investigation in public spaces. The youth club Performance takes on this task using the medium of dance.
LED BY Béatrice Goetz and Florence Ruckstuhl
With references to Peter Handke’s «Footsteps of the Lost»
Youth Club «Die Merlins» (14 +):
EXCALIBUR – EINE LANGE WELTSEKUNDE (ONE LONG SECOND FOR THE WORLD)
Scenes and Songs from Tankred Dorst’s
«Merlin or The Land Laid Waste»
Arthur is 14 when he pulls the sword from the stone. Supported by the magician Merlin but lacking any self-control he reaches for the crown. This weapon and its mythical power still hold an attraction today, as does the desire to find a tiny amount of that inner strength that can make the world a better place. The club «Die Merlins» creates a collage of youth themes inspired by the Arthurian legend.
LED BY Bea Nichèle und Martin Frank
With references to Henry Purcell’s «King Arthur»
Youth Club Oper I (14 +):
WO DIE GITARREN AUF DEN BÄUMEN WACHSEN (WHERE GUITARS GROW ON TREES)
Songs between protest and utopia – a musical ramble through 1968.
LED BY Salomé Im Hof
With references to the revolution series «Ach, 68!»
Youth Club Oper II (14 +):
FINSTERE ARIEN IN FINSTEREN ZEITEN (DARK ARIAS IN DARK TIMES)
What is left when the plug is pulled out? A group of young people are reunited in an enclosed space. They are cut off from the outside world. Completely offline! They fill the void with games of words and ideas, jokes and accusations, reflection and nonsense.
LED BY Salomé Im Hof
With references to Michael Wertmüller’s opera «Diodati. Unendlich»
Youth Club PÄM (16 +):
Narcissus by the pond or Mélisande by the well.
What do people want to see when they look in the mirror? And what will the mirror show them? A dance piece about a change of perspective.
LED BY Sarah Speiser
With references to Claude Debussy’s «Pelléas et Mélisande»