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To what extent are we like Robin Hood, and how much do we want to be? What weapons are allowed for a just cause? And what is justice, anyway?"Robin und die Hoods" question privileges, distribution, and justice with the universally known king of thieves at their back. Playfully experimenting with electropunk and dancing in tights, pulk fiktion tests the rebellion. Detective-like, they trace the legend of Robin Hood, negotiating the always burning question of how to achieve a just life for all without a moralizing tone.Mediation: Subsequent debriefing for one class each from the canton and the city of Zurich on the topic of justice (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Concept:pulk fiktionDirector:Marcus ThomasWith:Julia Hoffstaedter, Marouf Alhassan, Franziska Schmitz, Nicolas SchneiderSet Design:Norman GrotegutMusic:Nicolas Schneider Choreography:Elisabeth HofmannDramaturgy:Hannah BiedermannTechnical Direction and Performance:Peter BehleFacilitation:Hannah DijksmaProduction:Esther SchneiderFinancial Management:transmissionA co-production of:pulk fiktion with Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater M. a. Ruhr, and LOT-Theater BraunschweigFunded by:Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia). A Theatre Concert about Justice
pulk fiktion (DE)

Robin und die Hoods
What are we giving up?What can't we do without?What do we not want to give up?Does renunciation always come with something unpleasant? Or can we also gain something when we give up something? "Goodbye Stracciatella" is a dance piece about a friendship that explores questions of renunciation and what can emerge when two people meet and are there for each other. "Goodbye Stracciatella" conveys current questions about friendship, joy of play, and renunciation in a playful manner.For many years, Cie BewegGrund has been advocating for the development of inclusive dance in Switzerland and stages dance performances with artists with and without disabilities. Mediation:Companion folder for the play (in German) Credits Choreography / Concept:Tabea MartinDance:Lukas Schwander & Emeric RabotDramaturgy:Moos van den BroekCostume:Yasmin AttarArtistic Direction Cie BewegGrund:Susanne SchneiderProduction:Verein BewegGrundLighting:Barbara WidmerSupported by:Brändli-Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, MBF Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo, SWISSLOS – Kultur Kanton Bern A Dance Theatre about Friendship
Cie BewegGrund & Tabea Martin (CH)

Goodbye Stracciatella
Imagine never being allowed to make the smallest decision. You can't think or choose for yourself. You have to perform the same show over and over, even though you dislike it. A whole life under the control of others. What can be done to bring about change? Risk everything and seize power? Finally take control, make your own decisions? But what happens with the suddenly gained power, and how does it change us?Can we dream of a different system? And if so, what does it look like? Credits Concept, Direction, Puppetry:Cécile Maidon, Noémie Vincart, Michel VilléeLighting:Caspar LanghoffSound Design, Composition:Alice Hebborn (mit Schlagzeugklängen von Thomas Giry und Drehleierklängen von Daniel Schmitz)Support for Direction and Writing:Marion LoryDramaturgy:Pierre TualPuppet Building and Set Design:Valentin PérilleuxConstruction:Corentin Mahieu et Simon DalemansMagical Design:Andrea FidelioCostume:Rita BelovaSeamstress:Sylvie ThévenardSound and Lighting Direction:Margaux Fontaine, Fanny BoizardProduction:Une Tribu Collectif asblProduction Management:La BalsamineProduction Support:Christine Cloarec - Quai 41Co-production:La Balsamine, Le Sablier – Centre National de la Marionnette, L'Hectare - Centre National de la Marionnette, Le Théâtre de Laval  - Centre National de la MarionnetteWith the support of:Théâtre à la Coque - Centre National de la Marionnette-Hennebont, La Roseraie - espace cré-action, le Théâtre La montagne magique et La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de MolenbeekThanks to:Ninon Perez, Nicolas Fong, Louise Hamel, Ekaterina Belova, Antoinette Servais, Christel Vanderstappen, Karl Autrique, Olivier Lenel Who is in charge?
Une Tribu Collectif (BE)

Pouvoir
In 'Follow me,' two urban acrobats take over public spaces. With acrobatics and parkour, the duo transforms the area around GZ Buchegg: streets and benches become their stage, cobblestones turn into a dance floor, and the honking of passing cars provides the perfect soundtrack – everything becomes a playground for their breathtaking feats. The audience becomes their followers, actively engaging and rediscovering the neighborhood in a unique way.Turn off your smartphones, tie your shoelaces – and let the show begin!Rainy weather: Due to safety reasons, the described parkour can only take place in dry weather. In case of rain, there will be an acrobatic alternative program. This will also take place outdoors on the festival grounds, so please dress accordingly to the weather. Credits Creation, Performance:Ward Mortier, Thomas DecaessteckerDrums:Tars Van Der VaerentDramaturgy:Craig WestonOutside eye:Sander De CuypeComposition:Karen Van ShaikAdministration, production, distribution:Be Flat VZWCo-production:MiramiroWith the support of:Circus Center, Center des Arts scéniques, Center des Arts de la Rue, Latitude 50, Circus in Motion, Circus Planet, Ell Circo d'ell Fuego, Nerdlab, Flämische communityThanks to:Aurelia Brailowsky, Gerda Dekempe, Zaur Kourazov, Celestin Massot, Geert Meeusen, Jakob Rosseel, Dario Tabakov, Tars Van Der Vaerent, Toon Van Gramberen Interactive Parkour Performance
Be Flat (BE)

Follow me
Ugo Dehaes breeds organically shaped machines in his basement that resemble insects. After they hatch from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures and molds them into dancing machines using artificial intelligence. These machines are capable of creating their own "robot ballet."The audience sits around a table with Ugo, getting up close and personal with the small robotic creatures. They crawl like caterpillars across the table. Some grow "hair," while others stumble around like little dogs. In his lecture performance, Ugo Dehaes explains how he trains "simple machines" with artificial intelligence until they are capable of creating and performing their own show. He explores how radically one can think in the pursuit of efficiency and societal optimization. His "robot ballet" is a humorous, playful choreography that allows the audience to engage with digitization and artificial intelligence. It's a critical attempt to render humans entirely unnecessary.After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements themselves. Credits Performance:Ugo DehaesScenography, composition:Wannes DeneerDramaturgy:Marie PeetersSilicone in collaboration with:Rebecca FloresConstruktion table:Kristof MorelProduction:kwaad bloed & Tuning PeopleCo-production:C-taktIn collaboration with:STORMOPKOMSTWith the support of:De Vlaamse GemeenschapDistribution:Vincent CompanyThanks to:AI Experience Center VUB, Caroline Pauwels, De Factorij, Gertjan Biasino, Hans De Cank, Pol Eggermont & Roeland Luyten Robot Ballet
Kwaad Bloed & Tuning People (BE)

Simple Machines
Take the controller in your hand and decide what happens on stage. "Press Play" is an interactive show where everyone in the audience collaborates to determine how the world on stage changes, how the story unfolds, and how it will end for the characters. The world appears to be increasingly 'moldable.' This gives us a false sense of control and, above all, burdens us with an enormous sense of responsibility: Is it up to you to determine who you are? Or is that just an illusion? Are you manipulating things, or are you actually being manipulated? What if you're not the only one with a remote control? And is there even a pause button?"Press Play" explores the land behind the avatars: the hidden algorithms that secretly guide us in a certain direction. Is it time to resist? Join in and let the game begin! For children, teenagers, and adults alike, for control freaks, nerds, and anyone who enjoys playing."Mediation:Following the performance, debriefing sessions will be conducted for one class each from the canton and the city, focusing on the theme of self-determination (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Production:playField & KOPERGIETERYConcept:playFieldCreation:Yemi Oduwale, Lana Schneider, Marthe Schneider, Ilja Van AutreveScenography:Lana SchneiderPlay:Marthe Schneider & Yemi OduwaleCoaching:Tim De PaepeSoftware Development:CrashlabData visualization:Genia RappéDesign controller:Jamie Goegebeur, Seppe Van HeckeIn collaboration with:GEMH lab & Koontz InteractivePre-project in collaboration with:NerdlabThanks to:Bavo De Kuysscher, Jens De Wulf, Brecht LauwersWith the support of:the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the city of Ghent Of Avatars and Algorithms
KOPERGIETERY, KGbe & playField (BE)

Press Play
The audience lies in a star shape, comfortably nestled in a landscape of cushions, looking upwards. Bodies emerge on a large mirrored surface – legs, arms, heads. Following a geometric rhythm, they come to life and take shape like the colored images of a kaleidoscope: always symmetrical, always in motion, flowing and mysterious.Dive into a soundscape and let yourself be enchanted by the mythical creatures, forms, and colorful images that come to life before your eyes. A sensory-magical experience! Credits Idea, choreography:Jasmine MorandDance:Fabio Bergamaschi, Laetitia Dupertuis, Jeanne Gumy, Eléonore Heiniger, Krassen Krastev, Ismael Oiartzabal, Amaury Reot, Luisa Schöfer, Nicolas TuricchiaScenography:Neda LoncarevicLighting:Rainer LudwigMusic:Dragos TaraCostume:Toni TeixeiraMusic composition:Dragos TaraTechnical management:Cécile RobinTechnical direction:Louis Riondel, Sebastien GrazAdministration:Marianne CaplanProduction assistance:Virginie PasquierDistribution:Florence Francisco et Gabrielle Baille, Les Productions de la SeineProduction:Prototype StatusCo-production:Théâtre Paul Éluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d'intérêt national art et création-Danse - Reflet Théâtre de Vevey - Équilibre-Nuithonie Fribourg - Kaserne Basel, Basel - Le Petit Théâtre, Lausanne - Théâtre Benno Besson Yverdon-les-Bains - L'arc, scène nationale Le CreusotWith the support of:Canton de Vaud, Ville de Vevey, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia, Fondation Ernst Goehner, Fondation Sandoz, Pour Cent Culturel Migros Vaud, SSA, Fond Culturel Riviera, Fondation Corymbo, Fondation Lombard Odier, ResoResidencies:Dansomètre – Espace de Creation et Recherche Chorégraphique Théâtre Paul Eluard (Tpe) de Bezons, Scène Conventionnée D’intérêt National Art & Création – Danse Lively kaleidoscope
Jasmine Morand (CH)

Mirkids
Adults work. And children play. Or they go to school. Or they sleep. And when they sleep, the adults have to keep working. In the living room. On their computers. After tidying up the kitchen. 'I just need to finish something quickly!' a favorite phrase of grown-ups. But what do adults really do all day? Do they put the world in order? Do they take a nap? Or do they just mess everything up? Do these adults really have everything under control? Are they constantly cleaning up the mess others left behind? Or do the children have to clean up everything later?"Grote Mensen" is an absurd comedy about the seemingly important tasks of adults. Credits Concept:compagnie barbarie (Liesje De Backer, Karolien De Bleser, Amber Goethals, Lotte Vaes en Sarah Vangeel)Play:Sarah Vangeel, Liesje De Backer, Amber Goethals, Lotte VaesDirection:Karolien De BleserText:compagnie barbarieScenography:Michiel Van CauwelaertCostume:Nikè MoensSound & Technique:Saul MombaertsLighting design:Frank HardySound- und music design:Adam RussellProduction:BRONKSCo-production:PerpodiumWith the support of:de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via BNPPFFFThanks to:De Studio, FroeFroe The Secret of Adults
BRONKS & compagnie barbarie (BE)

Grote Mensen
What happens on the eighth day? The day of failure: Three men are waiting. They are bored. They spread jam on bread, rock on their chairs, open a bottle - simple everyday actions turn into an absurd game with the desire to outdo themselves.A virtuoso competition unfolds, combining acrobatics, juggling, and skill. They always push a little further, delighting in exaggeration. But instead of chasing success, wanting to shine, and regretting missed goals, 'Huitième jour' shows what happens when competition reaches its limits: magnificent disasters, joyful chaos, and liberating absurdity! Credits Authors, play:Raphael Milland, Cochise Le Berre & Idriss RocaExternal eye:Dominique Habouzit & Benjamin de Matteis Lighting design:Louise BouchicotLighting direction:Charlotte Eugoné ou Prune LalouetteAdministration:Tout ArtDistribution & production:Camille Le FalhunCo-production:STUDIO PACT dispositif mutualisé La Grainerie & le LIDO, La Cascade Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, ECL Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, Groupe Geste(s) - lauréat 2018With the support of:La Grainerie, STUDIO PACT, ECL, Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, La Cascade, pôle national des Arts du Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, La Maison des Jonglages, scène conventionnée La Courneuve, L’Espace Périphérique, Le LIDO, centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, La Verrerie d’Alès, pôle national Cirque Occitanie, L’été de Vaour, Quattrox4, La Cloche, Ax-animation, SACD processus Cirque 2019 Joyful Failure
La Mob à Sisyphe (FR)

Huitième jour
"Le cours des choses" revolves around the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The piece plays with our logic of consequences and challenges our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Zirkus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors. Credits Choreography & direction:Johanna HeusserArtistic collaboration:Marc OosterhoffMusical co-direction:Silvan Koch & Roman Oskar NaefCostume:Diana AmmannStage:Marco WeberEnsemble:Carina Klingsell, Julio Yanes, Lola Luna Steinwart, Louan Duwan, Marc Bosch Mola, Marine Künzli, Micaela Castrillo Vargas, Sandro Zehnder, Timea Rickenbacher, Jano Schorno, Yeliz Mai SiegerCo-direction season 2024:Konrad Utzinger, Katharina WissManagement:Polina Petushkova, Konrad Utzinger Circus, Dance & Music
Zirkus Chnopf (CH)

Le cours des choses
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 10:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center at the information booth.10:15 – 11:45 AMShow of "Le cours des choses": The piece explores the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The performance playfully questions our logic of consequences, challenging our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Circus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors.Approximately 12:00 – 13:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.1:00 – 3:00 PMCircus for experimentation: Time to take the plunge! Dive into the world of the circus for two hours as students step onto the stage. Two artists from Circusquartier guide the students in their first steps in various circus disciplines.School-level:2nd / 3rd grade primary classNote:his festival day can only be carried out in dry weather.Open to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Zirkus Chnopf & Zirkusquartier (CH)

Festival Day: Circus #1
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 10:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center, GZ Buchegg Meadow, at the information booth.10:15 – 11:45 AMShow of "Le cours des choses": The piece explores the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The performance playfully questions our logic of consequences, challenging our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Circus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors.Approximately 12:00 – 13:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.1:00 – 3:00 PMCircus for experimentation: Time to take the plunge! Dive into the world of the circus for two hours as students step onto the stage. Two artists from Blickfelder Festival will guide the students in their first steps in various circus disciplines.School Level:2nd / 3rd grade primary classNote:This festival day can only be carried out in dry weather.Open to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Zirkus Chnopf & Zirkusquartier (CH)

Festival Day: Circus #2
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AMFantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00-13:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center and an audio tour, "Labor der Privilegien" (Laboratory of Privileges).1:00–3:30 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:1st–3rd grade secondary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

Festival Day: Constructing Animals
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AM – 12:00 PM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.1:00 – 3:00 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:3rd / 4th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

Festival Day: Building Animals #1
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AM – 12:00 PM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities or an audio tour, "Labor der Privilegien" (Laboratory of Privileges).1:00 – 3:30 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:5th / 6th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

Festival Day: Building Animals #2
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:15-11:45 AM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.School Level:3rd / 4th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

Festival Half-Day: Building Animals #1
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:15-11:45 AM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.School Level:5th / 6th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

Festival Half-Day: Building Animals #2
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:45 AMMeeting point: Theater Stadelhofen10:00 AM – 11:45 AMShow "Simple Machines": Ugo Dehaes has dismissed all his dancers and instead works with robots. In his basement, he breeds organically looking machines reminiscent of insects. After hatching from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures them and, with the help of artificial intelligence, shapes them into dancing machines capable of creating their own "Robot Ballet." Does this make him as a choreographer redundant? During Ugo Dehaes' Robot Ballet, the audience can get up close to the small machines dancing on the table, engaging sensually and humorously with questions of artificial intelligence, productivity, and efficiency. After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements.Approximately 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch by the lake with individually brought picnics.1:00 PM – 3:00 PMWorkshop with Ugo Dehaes: Build your own robot! For his show, Belgian choreographer Ugo Dehaes has constructed small, organically looking robots that learn to dance with him. In the afternoon, the students can become actively involved and build one of the robots from the show themselves. The KIKKBOTT robot consists of an Arduino Nano microchip, 3 small motors, some 3D-printed special elements, and a distance sensor, allowing the little creatures to avoid objects in their path. Students decide how to design their robot and, in exchange with Ugo Dehaes, learn more about the technology behind it.School Level:4th / 5th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Kwaad Bloed & Tuning People (BE)

Festival Day: Simple Machines & Robot-Building Workshop
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 10:00 AMMeeting point: Tanzhaus Zürich10:15 AM – 11:00 AMPerformance "Mirkids": The audience lies in a star shape, comfortably nestled in a cushion landscape, around a large circle, looking up at the sky. Bodies emerge on a large mirror ceiling—legs, arms, heads. Following a geometric rhythm, they come to life and take shape like the colored images of a kaleidoscope: always symmetrical, always in motion, flowing, and mysterious. Let yourself be enchanted by the mythical creatures, forms, and colored images that come to life before your eyes and dance to a sound carpet created with children. An unforgettable experience! Afterwards, we will walk and take the bus to Bucheggplatz.Approximately 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various play activities.12:30 PM – 3:00 PMBuilding and playing in the "Wandelhaus" (House of Transformation): Almost everything in this world has originated from an idea. It suddenly appeared, was created, or invented. Perhaps it's time to rethink many things. Refresh old inventions, and surely there is much more waiting to be invented. You too are an inventive person! A person with a heart and a head full of imagination and better ideas for the future. We, from Theater PurPur, invite you to the "Wandelhaus." We have collected a lot of material for you. In the "Wandelhaus for IDEENUPCYCLING" (House of Transformation for IDEA UPCYCLING), you explore, build, play, and invent everything anew.School Level:1st / 2nd grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!
Jasmine Morand & Theater PurPur (CH)

Festival Day: Dance Mirkids & Wandelhaus
We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Information at Festival Center9:30 AM – 11:30 AMBuilding and playing in the "Wandelhaus" (House of Transformation): Almost everything in this world has originated from an idea. It suddenly appeared, was created, or invented. Perhaps it's time to rethink many things. Refresh old inventions, and surely there is much more waiting to be invented. You too are an inventive person! A person with a heart and a head full of imagination and better ideas for the future. We, from Theater PurPur, invite you to the "Wandelhaus." We have collected a lot of material for you. In the "Wandelhaus for IDEENUPCYCLING" (House of Transformation for IDEA UPCYCLING), you explore, build, play, and invent everything anew.School Level:KindergartenOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!
Theater PurPur (CH)

Festival Half-Day: Wandelhaus
Th, 30.5.2024

What happens on the eighth day? The day of failure: Three men are waiting. They are bored. They spread jam on bread, rock on their chairs, open a bottle - simple everyday actions turn into an absurd game with the desire to outdo themselves.A virtuoso competition unfolds, combining acrobatics, juggling, and skill. They always push a little further, delighting in exaggeration. But instead of chasing success, wanting to shine, and regretting missed goals, 'Huitième jour' shows what happens when competition reaches its limits: magnificent disasters, joyful chaos, and liberating absurdity! Credits Authors, play:Raphael Milland, Cochise Le Berre & Idriss RocaExternal eye:Dominique Habouzit & Benjamin de Matteis Lighting design:Louise BouchicotLighting direction:Charlotte Eugoné ou Prune LalouetteAdministration:Tout ArtDistribution & production:Camille Le FalhunCo-production:STUDIO PACT dispositif mutualisé La Grainerie & le LIDO, La Cascade Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, ECL Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, Groupe Geste(s) - lauréat 2018With the support of:La Grainerie, STUDIO PACT, ECL, Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, La Cascade, pôle national des Arts du Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, La Maison des Jonglages, scène conventionnée La Courneuve, L’Espace Périphérique, Le LIDO, centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, La Verrerie d’Alès, pôle national Cirque Occitanie, L’été de Vaour, Quattrox4, La Cloche, Ax-animation, SACD processus Cirque 2019 Joyful Failure

Fr, 31.5.2024

Imagine never being allowed to make the smallest decision. You can't think or choose for yourself. You have to perform the same show over and over, even though you dislike it. A whole life under the control of others. What can be done to bring about change? Risk everything and seize power? Finally take control, make your own decisions? But what happens with the suddenly gained power, and how does it change us?Can we dream of a different system? And if so, what does it look like? Credits Concept, Direction, Puppetry:Cécile Maidon, Noémie Vincart, Michel VilléeLighting:Caspar LanghoffSound Design, Composition:Alice Hebborn (mit Schlagzeugklängen von Thomas Giry und Drehleierklängen von Daniel Schmitz)Support for Direction and Writing:Marion LoryDramaturgy:Pierre TualPuppet Building and Set Design:Valentin PérilleuxConstruction:Corentin Mahieu et Simon DalemansMagical Design:Andrea FidelioCostume:Rita BelovaSeamstress:Sylvie ThévenardSound and Lighting Direction:Margaux Fontaine, Fanny BoizardProduction:Une Tribu Collectif asblProduction Management:La BalsamineProduction Support:Christine Cloarec - Quai 41Co-production:La Balsamine, Le Sablier – Centre National de la Marionnette, L'Hectare - Centre National de la Marionnette, Le Théâtre de Laval  - Centre National de la MarionnetteWith the support of:Théâtre à la Coque - Centre National de la Marionnette-Hennebont, La Roseraie - espace cré-action, le Théâtre La montagne magique et La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de MolenbeekThanks to:Ninon Perez, Nicolas Fong, Louise Hamel, Ekaterina Belova, Antoinette Servais, Christel Vanderstappen, Karl Autrique, Olivier Lenel Who is in charge?

"Le cours des choses" revolves around the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The piece plays with our logic of consequences and challenges our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Zirkus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors. Credits Choreography & direction:Johanna HeusserArtistic collaboration:Marc OosterhoffMusical co-direction:Silvan Koch & Roman Oskar NaefCostume:Diana AmmannStage:Marco WeberEnsemble:Carina Klingsell, Julio Yanes, Lola Luna Steinwart, Louan Duwan, Marc Bosch Mola, Marine Künzli, Micaela Castrillo Vargas, Sandro Zehnder, Timea Rickenbacher, Jano Schorno, Yeliz Mai SiegerCo-direction season 2024:Konrad Utzinger, Katharina WissManagement:Polina Petushkova, Konrad Utzinger Circus, Dance & Music

What happens on the eighth day? The day of failure: Three men are waiting. They are bored. They spread jam on bread, rock on their chairs, open a bottle - simple everyday actions turn into an absurd game with the desire to outdo themselves.A virtuoso competition unfolds, combining acrobatics, juggling, and skill. They always push a little further, delighting in exaggeration. But instead of chasing success, wanting to shine, and regretting missed goals, 'Huitième jour' shows what happens when competition reaches its limits: magnificent disasters, joyful chaos, and liberating absurdity! Credits Authors, play:Raphael Milland, Cochise Le Berre & Idriss RocaExternal eye:Dominique Habouzit & Benjamin de Matteis Lighting design:Louise BouchicotLighting direction:Charlotte Eugoné ou Prune LalouetteAdministration:Tout ArtDistribution & production:Camille Le FalhunCo-production:STUDIO PACT dispositif mutualisé La Grainerie & le LIDO, La Cascade Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, ECL Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, Groupe Geste(s) - lauréat 2018With the support of:La Grainerie, STUDIO PACT, ECL, Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, La Cascade, pôle national des Arts du Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, La Maison des Jonglages, scène conventionnée La Courneuve, L’Espace Périphérique, Le LIDO, centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, La Verrerie d’Alès, pôle national Cirque Occitanie, L’été de Vaour, Quattrox4, La Cloche, Ax-animation, SACD processus Cirque 2019 Joyful Failure

Sa, 1.6.2024

Imagine never being allowed to make the smallest decision. You can't think or choose for yourself. You have to perform the same show over and over, even though you dislike it. A whole life under the control of others. What can be done to bring about change? Risk everything and seize power? Finally take control, make your own decisions? But what happens with the suddenly gained power, and how does it change us?Can we dream of a different system? And if so, what does it look like? Credits Concept, Direction, Puppetry:Cécile Maidon, Noémie Vincart, Michel VilléeLighting:Caspar LanghoffSound Design, Composition:Alice Hebborn (mit Schlagzeugklängen von Thomas Giry und Drehleierklängen von Daniel Schmitz)Support for Direction and Writing:Marion LoryDramaturgy:Pierre TualPuppet Building and Set Design:Valentin PérilleuxConstruction:Corentin Mahieu et Simon DalemansMagical Design:Andrea FidelioCostume:Rita BelovaSeamstress:Sylvie ThévenardSound and Lighting Direction:Margaux Fontaine, Fanny BoizardProduction:Une Tribu Collectif asblProduction Management:La BalsamineProduction Support:Christine Cloarec - Quai 41Co-production:La Balsamine, Le Sablier – Centre National de la Marionnette, L'Hectare - Centre National de la Marionnette, Le Théâtre de Laval  - Centre National de la MarionnetteWith the support of:Théâtre à la Coque - Centre National de la Marionnette-Hennebont, La Roseraie - espace cré-action, le Théâtre La montagne magique et La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de MolenbeekThanks to:Ninon Perez, Nicolas Fong, Louise Hamel, Ekaterina Belova, Antoinette Servais, Christel Vanderstappen, Karl Autrique, Olivier Lenel Who is in charge?

"Le cours des choses" revolves around the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The piece plays with our logic of consequences and challenges our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Zirkus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors. Credits Choreography & direction:Johanna HeusserArtistic collaboration:Marc OosterhoffMusical co-direction:Silvan Koch & Roman Oskar NaefCostume:Diana AmmannStage:Marco WeberEnsemble:Carina Klingsell, Julio Yanes, Lola Luna Steinwart, Louan Duwan, Marc Bosch Mola, Marine Künzli, Micaela Castrillo Vargas, Sandro Zehnder, Timea Rickenbacher, Jano Schorno, Yeliz Mai SiegerCo-direction season 2024:Konrad Utzinger, Katharina WissManagement:Polina Petushkova, Konrad Utzinger Circus, Dance & Music

What happens on the eighth day? The day of failure: Three men are waiting. They are bored. They spread jam on bread, rock on their chairs, open a bottle - simple everyday actions turn into an absurd game with the desire to outdo themselves.A virtuoso competition unfolds, combining acrobatics, juggling, and skill. They always push a little further, delighting in exaggeration. But instead of chasing success, wanting to shine, and regretting missed goals, 'Huitième jour' shows what happens when competition reaches its limits: magnificent disasters, joyful chaos, and liberating absurdity! Credits Authors, play:Raphael Milland, Cochise Le Berre & Idriss RocaExternal eye:Dominique Habouzit & Benjamin de Matteis Lighting design:Louise BouchicotLighting direction:Charlotte Eugoné ou Prune LalouetteAdministration:Tout ArtDistribution & production:Camille Le FalhunCo-production:STUDIO PACT dispositif mutualisé La Grainerie & le LIDO, La Cascade Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, ECL Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, Groupe Geste(s) - lauréat 2018With the support of:La Grainerie, STUDIO PACT, ECL, Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, La Cascade, pôle national des Arts du Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, La Maison des Jonglages, scène conventionnée La Courneuve, L’Espace Périphérique, Le LIDO, centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, La Verrerie d’Alès, pôle national Cirque Occitanie, L’été de Vaour, Quattrox4, La Cloche, Ax-animation, SACD processus Cirque 2019 Joyful Failure

Su, 2.6.2024

What are we giving up?What can't we do without?What do we not want to give up?Does renunciation always come with something unpleasant? Or can we also gain something when we give up something? "Goodbye Stracciatella" is a dance piece about a friendship that explores questions of renunciation and what can emerge when two people meet and are there for each other. "Goodbye Stracciatella" conveys current questions about friendship, joy of play, and renunciation in a playful manner.For many years, Cie BewegGrund has been advocating for the development of inclusive dance in Switzerland and stages dance performances with artists with and without disabilities. Mediation:Companion folder for the play (in German) Credits Choreography / Concept:Tabea MartinDance:Lukas Schwander & Emeric RabotDramaturgy:Moos van den BroekCostume:Yasmin AttarArtistic Direction Cie BewegGrund:Susanne SchneiderProduction:Verein BewegGrundLighting:Barbara WidmerSupported by:Brändli-Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, MBF Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo, SWISSLOS – Kultur Kanton Bern A Dance Theatre about Friendship

"Le cours des choses" revolves around the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The piece plays with our logic of consequences and challenges our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Zirkus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors. Credits Choreography & direction:Johanna HeusserArtistic collaboration:Marc OosterhoffMusical co-direction:Silvan Koch & Roman Oskar NaefCostume:Diana AmmannStage:Marco WeberEnsemble:Carina Klingsell, Julio Yanes, Lola Luna Steinwart, Louan Duwan, Marc Bosch Mola, Marine Künzli, Micaela Castrillo Vargas, Sandro Zehnder, Timea Rickenbacher, Jano Schorno, Yeliz Mai SiegerCo-direction season 2024:Konrad Utzinger, Katharina WissManagement:Polina Petushkova, Konrad Utzinger Circus, Dance & Music

What happens on the eighth day? The day of failure: Three men are waiting. They are bored. They spread jam on bread, rock on their chairs, open a bottle - simple everyday actions turn into an absurd game with the desire to outdo themselves.A virtuoso competition unfolds, combining acrobatics, juggling, and skill. They always push a little further, delighting in exaggeration. But instead of chasing success, wanting to shine, and regretting missed goals, 'Huitième jour' shows what happens when competition reaches its limits: magnificent disasters, joyful chaos, and liberating absurdity! Credits Authors, play:Raphael Milland, Cochise Le Berre & Idriss RocaExternal eye:Dominique Habouzit & Benjamin de Matteis Lighting design:Louise BouchicotLighting direction:Charlotte Eugoné ou Prune LalouetteAdministration:Tout ArtDistribution & production:Camille Le FalhunCo-production:STUDIO PACT dispositif mutualisé La Grainerie & le LIDO, La Cascade Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, ECL Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, Groupe Geste(s) - lauréat 2018With the support of:La Grainerie, STUDIO PACT, ECL, Ecole de Cirque de Lyon, La Cascade, pôle national des Arts du Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes, La Maison des Jonglages, scène conventionnée La Courneuve, L’Espace Périphérique, Le LIDO, centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, La Verrerie d’Alès, pôle national Cirque Occitanie, L’été de Vaour, Quattrox4, La Cloche, Ax-animation, SACD processus Cirque 2019 Joyful Failure

Mo, 3.6.2024

What are we giving up?What can't we do without?What do we not want to give up?Does renunciation always come with something unpleasant? Or can we also gain something when we give up something? "Goodbye Stracciatella" is a dance piece about a friendship that explores questions of renunciation and what can emerge when two people meet and are there for each other. "Goodbye Stracciatella" conveys current questions about friendship, joy of play, and renunciation in a playful manner.For many years, Cie BewegGrund has been advocating for the development of inclusive dance in Switzerland and stages dance performances with artists with and without disabilities. Mediation:Companion folder for the play (in German) Credits Choreography / Concept:Tabea MartinDance:Lukas Schwander & Emeric RabotDramaturgy:Moos van den BroekCostume:Yasmin AttarArtistic Direction Cie BewegGrund:Susanne SchneiderProduction:Verein BewegGrundLighting:Barbara WidmerSupported by:Brändli-Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, MBF Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo, SWISSLOS – Kultur Kanton Bern A Dance Theatre about Friendship

"Le cours des choses" revolves around the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The piece plays with our logic of consequences and challenges our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Zirkus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors. Credits Choreography & direction:Johanna HeusserArtistic collaboration:Marc OosterhoffMusical co-direction:Silvan Koch & Roman Oskar NaefCostume:Diana AmmannStage:Marco WeberEnsemble:Carina Klingsell, Julio Yanes, Lola Luna Steinwart, Louan Duwan, Marc Bosch Mola, Marine Künzli, Micaela Castrillo Vargas, Sandro Zehnder, Timea Rickenbacher, Jano Schorno, Yeliz Mai SiegerCo-direction season 2024:Konrad Utzinger, Katharina WissManagement:Polina Petushkova, Konrad Utzinger Circus, Dance & Music

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AMFantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00-13:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center and an audio tour, "Labor der Privilegien" (Laboratory of Privileges).1:00–3:30 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:1st–3rd grade secondary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 10:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center, GZ Buchegg Meadow, at the information booth.10:15 – 11:45 AMShow of "Le cours des choses": The piece explores the significant and minor connections within a group. What happens when everyone collaborates, and what if more and more resist? The performance playfully questions our logic of consequences, challenging our imagination. Can the performers find new paths? A game with risk and humor at the intersection of circus, dance, and music. "Le cours des choses" is the latest production by Circus Chnopf, featuring 5 professionals and 6 young individuals and artists aged between 14 and 24 - performed outdoors.Approximately 12:00 – 13:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.1:00 – 3:00 PMCircus for experimentation: Time to take the plunge! Dive into the world of the circus for two hours as students step onto the stage. Two artists from Blickfelder Festival will guide the students in their first steps in various circus disciplines.School Level:2nd / 3rd grade primary classNote:This festival day can only be carried out in dry weather.Open to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

Tu, 4.6.2024

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AM – 12:00 PM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.1:00 – 3:00 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:3rd / 4th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

To what extent are we like Robin Hood, and how much do we want to be? What weapons are allowed for a just cause? And what is justice, anyway?"Robin und die Hoods" question privileges, distribution, and justice with the universally known king of thieves at their back. Playfully experimenting with electropunk and dancing in tights, pulk fiktion tests the rebellion. Detective-like, they trace the legend of Robin Hood, negotiating the always burning question of how to achieve a just life for all without a moralizing tone.Mediation: Subsequent debriefing for one class each from the canton and the city of Zurich on the topic of justice (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Concept:pulk fiktionDirector:Marcus ThomasWith:Julia Hoffstaedter, Marouf Alhassan, Franziska Schmitz, Nicolas SchneiderSet Design:Norman GrotegutMusic:Nicolas Schneider Choreography:Elisabeth HofmannDramaturgy:Hannah BiedermannTechnical Direction and Performance:Peter BehleFacilitation:Hannah DijksmaProduction:Esther SchneiderFinancial Management:transmissionA co-production of:pulk fiktion with Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater M. a. Ruhr, and LOT-Theater BraunschweigFunded by:Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia). A Theatre Concert about Justice

To what extent are we like Robin Hood, and how much do we want to be? What weapons are allowed for a just cause? And what is justice, anyway?"Robin und die Hoods" question privileges, distribution, and justice with the universally known king of thieves at their back. Playfully experimenting with electropunk and dancing in tights, pulk fiktion tests the rebellion. Detective-like, they trace the legend of Robin Hood, negotiating the always burning question of how to achieve a just life for all without a moralizing tone.Mediation: Subsequent debriefing for one class each from the canton and the city of Zurich on the topic of justice (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Concept:pulk fiktionDirector:Marcus ThomasWith:Julia Hoffstaedter, Marouf Alhassan, Franziska Schmitz, Nicolas SchneiderSet Design:Norman GrotegutMusic:Nicolas Schneider Choreography:Elisabeth HofmannDramaturgy:Hannah BiedermannTechnical Direction and Performance:Peter BehleFacilitation:Hannah DijksmaProduction:Esther SchneiderFinancial Management:transmissionA co-production of:pulk fiktion with Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater M. a. Ruhr, and LOT-Theater BraunschweigFunded by:Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia). A Theatre Concert about Justice

We, 5.6.2024

In 'Follow me,' two urban acrobats take over public spaces. With acrobatics and parkour, the duo transforms the area around GZ Buchegg: streets and benches become their stage, cobblestones turn into a dance floor, and the honking of passing cars provides the perfect soundtrack – everything becomes a playground for their breathtaking feats. The audience becomes their followers, actively engaging and rediscovering the neighborhood in a unique way.Turn off your smartphones, tie your shoelaces – and let the show begin!Rainy weather: Due to safety reasons, the described parkour can only take place in dry weather. In case of rain, there will be an acrobatic alternative program. This will also take place outdoors on the festival grounds, so please dress accordingly to the weather. Credits Creation, Performance:Ward Mortier, Thomas DecaessteckerDrums:Tars Van Der VaerentDramaturgy:Craig WestonOutside eye:Sander De CuypeComposition:Karen Van ShaikAdministration, production, distribution:Be Flat VZWCo-production:MiramiroWith the support of:Circus Center, Center des Arts scéniques, Center des Arts de la Rue, Latitude 50, Circus in Motion, Circus Planet, Ell Circo d'ell Fuego, Nerdlab, Flämische communityThanks to:Aurelia Brailowsky, Gerda Dekempe, Zaur Kourazov, Celestin Massot, Geert Meeusen, Jakob Rosseel, Dario Tabakov, Tars Van Der Vaerent, Toon Van Gramberen Interactive Parkour Performance

The audience lies in a star shape, comfortably nestled in a landscape of cushions, looking upwards. Bodies emerge on a large mirrored surface – legs, arms, heads. Following a geometric rhythm, they come to life and take shape like the colored images of a kaleidoscope: always symmetrical, always in motion, flowing and mysterious.Dive into a soundscape and let yourself be enchanted by the mythical creatures, forms, and colorful images that come to life before your eyes. A sensory-magical experience! Credits Idea, choreography:Jasmine MorandDance:Fabio Bergamaschi, Laetitia Dupertuis, Jeanne Gumy, Eléonore Heiniger, Krassen Krastev, Ismael Oiartzabal, Amaury Reot, Luisa Schöfer, Nicolas TuricchiaScenography:Neda LoncarevicLighting:Rainer LudwigMusic:Dragos TaraCostume:Toni TeixeiraMusic composition:Dragos TaraTechnical management:Cécile RobinTechnical direction:Louis Riondel, Sebastien GrazAdministration:Marianne CaplanProduction assistance:Virginie PasquierDistribution:Florence Francisco et Gabrielle Baille, Les Productions de la SeineProduction:Prototype StatusCo-production:Théâtre Paul Éluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d'intérêt national art et création-Danse - Reflet Théâtre de Vevey - Équilibre-Nuithonie Fribourg - Kaserne Basel, Basel - Le Petit Théâtre, Lausanne - Théâtre Benno Besson Yverdon-les-Bains - L'arc, scène nationale Le CreusotWith the support of:Canton de Vaud, Ville de Vevey, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia, Fondation Ernst Goehner, Fondation Sandoz, Pour Cent Culturel Migros Vaud, SSA, Fond Culturel Riviera, Fondation Corymbo, Fondation Lombard Odier, ResoResidencies:Dansomètre – Espace de Creation et Recherche Chorégraphique Théâtre Paul Eluard (Tpe) de Bezons, Scène Conventionnée D’intérêt National Art & Création – Danse Lively kaleidoscope

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:15-11:45 AM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.School Level:3rd / 4th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!

To what extent are we like Robin Hood, and how much do we want to be? What weapons are allowed for a just cause? And what is justice, anyway?"Robin und die Hoods" question privileges, distribution, and justice with the universally known king of thieves at their back. Playfully experimenting with electropunk and dancing in tights, pulk fiktion tests the rebellion. Detective-like, they trace the legend of Robin Hood, negotiating the always burning question of how to achieve a just life for all without a moralizing tone.Mediation: Subsequent debriefing for one class each from the canton and the city of Zurich on the topic of justice (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Concept:pulk fiktionDirector:Marcus ThomasWith:Julia Hoffstaedter, Marouf Alhassan, Franziska Schmitz, Nicolas SchneiderSet Design:Norman GrotegutMusic:Nicolas Schneider Choreography:Elisabeth HofmannDramaturgy:Hannah BiedermannTechnical Direction and Performance:Peter BehleFacilitation:Hannah DijksmaProduction:Esther SchneiderFinancial Management:transmissionA co-production of:pulk fiktion with Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater M. a. Ruhr, and LOT-Theater BraunschweigFunded by:Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia). A Theatre Concert about Justice

To what extent are we like Robin Hood, and how much do we want to be? What weapons are allowed for a just cause? And what is justice, anyway?"Robin und die Hoods" question privileges, distribution, and justice with the universally known king of thieves at their back. Playfully experimenting with electropunk and dancing in tights, pulk fiktion tests the rebellion. Detective-like, they trace the legend of Robin Hood, negotiating the always burning question of how to achieve a just life for all without a moralizing tone.Mediation: Subsequent debriefing for one class each from the canton and the city of Zurich on the topic of justice (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Concept:pulk fiktionDirector:Marcus ThomasWith:Julia Hoffstaedter, Marouf Alhassan, Franziska Schmitz, Nicolas SchneiderSet Design:Norman GrotegutMusic:Nicolas Schneider Choreography:Elisabeth HofmannDramaturgy:Hannah BiedermannTechnical Direction and Performance:Peter BehleFacilitation:Hannah DijksmaProduction:Esther SchneiderFinancial Management:transmissionA co-production of:pulk fiktion with Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater M. a. Ruhr, and LOT-Theater BraunschweigFunded by:Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia). A Theatre Concert about Justice

Th, 6.6.2024

Ugo Dehaes breeds organically shaped machines in his basement that resemble insects. After they hatch from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures and molds them into dancing machines using artificial intelligence. These machines are capable of creating their own "robot ballet."The audience sits around a table with Ugo, getting up close and personal with the small robotic creatures. They crawl like caterpillars across the table. Some grow "hair," while others stumble around like little dogs. In his lecture performance, Ugo Dehaes explains how he trains "simple machines" with artificial intelligence until they are capable of creating and performing their own show. He explores how radically one can think in the pursuit of efficiency and societal optimization. His "robot ballet" is a humorous, playful choreography that allows the audience to engage with digitization and artificial intelligence. It's a critical attempt to render humans entirely unnecessary.After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements themselves. Credits Performance:Ugo DehaesScenography, composition:Wannes DeneerDramaturgy:Marie PeetersSilicone in collaboration with:Rebecca FloresConstruktion table:Kristof MorelProduction:kwaad bloed & Tuning PeopleCo-production:C-taktIn collaboration with:STORMOPKOMSTWith the support of:De Vlaamse GemeenschapDistribution:Vincent CompanyThanks to:AI Experience Center VUB, Caroline Pauwels, De Factorij, Gertjan Biasino, Hans De Cank, Pol Eggermont & Roeland Luyten Robot Ballet

The audience lies in a star shape, comfortably nestled in a landscape of cushions, looking upwards. Bodies emerge on a large mirrored surface – legs, arms, heads. Following a geometric rhythm, they come to life and take shape like the colored images of a kaleidoscope: always symmetrical, always in motion, flowing and mysterious.Dive into a soundscape and let yourself be enchanted by the mythical creatures, forms, and colorful images that come to life before your eyes. A sensory-magical experience! Credits Idea, choreography:Jasmine MorandDance:Fabio Bergamaschi, Laetitia Dupertuis, Jeanne Gumy, Eléonore Heiniger, Krassen Krastev, Ismael Oiartzabal, Amaury Reot, Luisa Schöfer, Nicolas TuricchiaScenography:Neda LoncarevicLighting:Rainer LudwigMusic:Dragos TaraCostume:Toni TeixeiraMusic composition:Dragos TaraTechnical management:Cécile RobinTechnical direction:Louis Riondel, Sebastien GrazAdministration:Marianne CaplanProduction assistance:Virginie PasquierDistribution:Florence Francisco et Gabrielle Baille, Les Productions de la SeineProduction:Prototype StatusCo-production:Théâtre Paul Éluard (TPE) de Bezons, scène conventionnée d'intérêt national art et création-Danse - Reflet Théâtre de Vevey - Équilibre-Nuithonie Fribourg - Kaserne Basel, Basel - Le Petit Théâtre, Lausanne - Théâtre Benno Besson Yverdon-les-Bains - L'arc, scène nationale Le CreusotWith the support of:Canton de Vaud, Ville de Vevey, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia, Fondation Ernst Goehner, Fondation Sandoz, Pour Cent Culturel Migros Vaud, SSA, Fond Culturel Riviera, Fondation Corymbo, Fondation Lombard Odier, ResoResidencies:Dansomètre – Espace de Creation et Recherche Chorégraphique Théâtre Paul Eluard (Tpe) de Bezons, Scène Conventionnée D’intérêt National Art & Création – Danse Lively kaleidoscope

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 10:00 AMMeeting point: Tanzhaus Zürich10:15 AM – 11:00 AMPerformance "Mirkids": The audience lies in a star shape, comfortably nestled in a cushion landscape, around a large circle, looking up at the sky. Bodies emerge on a large mirror ceiling—legs, arms, heads. Following a geometric rhythm, they come to life and take shape like the colored images of a kaleidoscope: always symmetrical, always in motion, flowing, and mysterious. Let yourself be enchanted by the mythical creatures, forms, and colored images that come to life before your eyes and dance to a sound carpet created with children. An unforgettable experience! Afterwards, we will walk and take the bus to Bucheggplatz.Approximately 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various play activities.12:30 PM – 3:00 PMBuilding and playing in the "Wandelhaus" (House of Transformation): Almost everything in this world has originated from an idea. It suddenly appeared, was created, or invented. Perhaps it's time to rethink many things. Refresh old inventions, and surely there is much more waiting to be invented. You too are an inventive person! A person with a heart and a head full of imagination and better ideas for the future. We, from Theater PurPur, invite you to the "Wandelhaus." We have collected a lot of material for you. In the "Wandelhaus for IDEENUPCYCLING" (House of Transformation for IDEA UPCYCLING), you explore, build, play, and invent everything anew.School Level:1st / 2nd grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:45 AMMeeting point: Theater Stadelhofen10:00 AM – 11:45 AMShow "Simple Machines": Ugo Dehaes has dismissed all his dancers and instead works with robots. In his basement, he breeds organically looking machines reminiscent of insects. After hatching from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures them and, with the help of artificial intelligence, shapes them into dancing machines capable of creating their own "Robot Ballet." Does this make him as a choreographer redundant? During Ugo Dehaes' Robot Ballet, the audience can get up close to the small machines dancing on the table, engaging sensually and humorously with questions of artificial intelligence, productivity, and efficiency. After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements.Approximately 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch by the lake with individually brought picnics.1:00 PM – 3:00 PMWorkshop with Ugo Dehaes: Build your own robot! For his show, Belgian choreographer Ugo Dehaes has constructed small, organically looking robots that learn to dance with him. In the afternoon, the students can become actively involved and build one of the robots from the show themselves. The KIKKBOTT robot consists of an Arduino Nano microchip, 3 small motors, some 3D-printed special elements, and a distance sensor, allowing the little creatures to avoid objects in their path. Students decide how to design their robot and, in exchange with Ugo Dehaes, learn more about the technology behind it.School Level:4th / 5th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:30 AM – 12:00 PM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.Approximately 12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities or an audio tour, "Labor der Privilegien" (Laboratory of Privileges).1:00 – 3:30 PMThe fantastic journey continues...School Level:5th / 6th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for a full day!

Fr, 7.6.2024

In 'Follow me,' two urban acrobats take over public spaces. With acrobatics and parkour, the duo transforms the area around GZ Buchegg: streets and benches become their stage, cobblestones turn into a dance floor, and the honking of passing cars provides the perfect soundtrack – everything becomes a playground for their breathtaking feats. The audience becomes their followers, actively engaging and rediscovering the neighborhood in a unique way.Turn off your smartphones, tie your shoelaces – and let the show begin!Rainy weather: Due to safety reasons, the described parkour can only take place in dry weather. In case of rain, there will be an acrobatic alternative program. This will also take place outdoors on the festival grounds, so please dress accordingly to the weather. Credits Creation, Performance:Ward Mortier, Thomas DecaessteckerDrums:Tars Van Der VaerentDramaturgy:Craig WestonOutside eye:Sander De CuypeComposition:Karen Van ShaikAdministration, production, distribution:Be Flat VZWCo-production:MiramiroWith the support of:Circus Center, Center des Arts scéniques, Center des Arts de la Rue, Latitude 50, Circus in Motion, Circus Planet, Ell Circo d'ell Fuego, Nerdlab, Flämische communityThanks to:Aurelia Brailowsky, Gerda Dekempe, Zaur Kourazov, Celestin Massot, Geert Meeusen, Jakob Rosseel, Dario Tabakov, Tars Van Der Vaerent, Toon Van Gramberen Interactive Parkour Performance

Ugo Dehaes breeds organically shaped machines in his basement that resemble insects. After they hatch from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures and molds them into dancing machines using artificial intelligence. These machines are capable of creating their own "robot ballet."The audience sits around a table with Ugo, getting up close and personal with the small robotic creatures. They crawl like caterpillars across the table. Some grow "hair," while others stumble around like little dogs. In his lecture performance, Ugo Dehaes explains how he trains "simple machines" with artificial intelligence until they are capable of creating and performing their own show. He explores how radically one can think in the pursuit of efficiency and societal optimization. His "robot ballet" is a humorous, playful choreography that allows the audience to engage with digitization and artificial intelligence. It's a critical attempt to render humans entirely unnecessary.After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements themselves. Credits Performance:Ugo DehaesScenography, composition:Wannes DeneerDramaturgy:Marie PeetersSilicone in collaboration with:Rebecca FloresConstruktion table:Kristof MorelProduction:kwaad bloed & Tuning PeopleCo-production:C-taktIn collaboration with:STORMOPKOMSTWith the support of:De Vlaamse GemeenschapDistribution:Vincent CompanyThanks to:AI Experience Center VUB, Caroline Pauwels, De Factorij, Gertjan Biasino, Hans De Cank, Pol Eggermont & Roeland Luyten Robot Ballet

Take the controller in your hand and decide what happens on stage. "Press Play" is an interactive show where everyone in the audience collaborates to determine how the world on stage changes, how the story unfolds, and how it will end for the characters. The world appears to be increasingly 'moldable.' This gives us a false sense of control and, above all, burdens us with an enormous sense of responsibility: Is it up to you to determine who you are? Or is that just an illusion? Are you manipulating things, or are you actually being manipulated? What if you're not the only one with a remote control? And is there even a pause button?"Press Play" explores the land behind the avatars: the hidden algorithms that secretly guide us in a certain direction. Is it time to resist? Join in and let the game begin! For children, teenagers, and adults alike, for control freaks, nerds, and anyone who enjoys playing."Mediation:Following the performance, debriefing sessions will be conducted for one class each from the canton and the city, focusing on the theme of self-determination (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Production:playField & KOPERGIETERYConcept:playFieldCreation:Yemi Oduwale, Lana Schneider, Marthe Schneider, Ilja Van AutreveScenography:Lana SchneiderPlay:Marthe Schneider & Yemi OduwaleCoaching:Tim De PaepeSoftware Development:CrashlabData visualization:Genia RappéDesign controller:Jamie Goegebeur, Seppe Van HeckeIn collaboration with:GEMH lab & Koontz InteractivePre-project in collaboration with:NerdlabThanks to:Bavo De Kuysscher, Jens De Wulf, Brecht LauwersWith the support of:the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the city of Ghent Of Avatars and Algorithms

Adults work. And children play. Or they go to school. Or they sleep. And when they sleep, the adults have to keep working. In the living room. On their computers. After tidying up the kitchen. 'I just need to finish something quickly!' a favorite phrase of grown-ups. But what do adults really do all day? Do they put the world in order? Do they take a nap? Or do they just mess everything up? Do these adults really have everything under control? Are they constantly cleaning up the mess others left behind? Or do the children have to clean up everything later?"Grote Mensen" is an absurd comedy about the seemingly important tasks of adults. Credits Concept:compagnie barbarie (Liesje De Backer, Karolien De Bleser, Amber Goethals, Lotte Vaes en Sarah Vangeel)Play:Sarah Vangeel, Liesje De Backer, Amber Goethals, Lotte VaesDirection:Karolien De BleserText:compagnie barbarieScenography:Michiel Van CauwelaertCostume:Nikè MoensSound & Technique:Saul MombaertsLighting design:Frank HardySound- und music design:Adam RussellProduction:BRONKSCo-production:PerpodiumWith the support of:de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via BNPPFFFThanks to:De Studio, FroeFroe The Secret of Adults

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:15 AMMeeting point: Information at Festival Center9:30 AM – 11:30 AMBuilding and playing in the "Wandelhaus" (House of Transformation): Almost everything in this world has originated from an idea. It suddenly appeared, was created, or invented. Perhaps it's time to rethink many things. Refresh old inventions, and surely there is much more waiting to be invented. You too are an inventive person! A person with a heart and a head full of imagination and better ideas for the future. We, from Theater PurPur, invite you to the "Wandelhaus." We have collected a lot of material for you. In the "Wandelhaus for IDEENUPCYCLING" (House of Transformation for IDEA UPCYCLING), you explore, build, play, and invent everything anew.School Level:KindergartenOpen to:1 class from the city of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches. Credits 9:00 AMMeeting point: Festival center meadow9:15-11:45 AM"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.School Level:5th / 6th grade primary classOpen to:1 class from the canton of Zurich Experience the festival for half a day!

Sa, 8.6.2024

In 'Follow me,' two urban acrobats take over public spaces. With acrobatics and parkour, the duo transforms the area around GZ Buchegg: streets and benches become their stage, cobblestones turn into a dance floor, and the honking of passing cars provides the perfect soundtrack – everything becomes a playground for their breathtaking feats. The audience becomes their followers, actively engaging and rediscovering the neighborhood in a unique way.Turn off your smartphones, tie your shoelaces – and let the show begin!Rainy weather: Due to safety reasons, the described parkour can only take place in dry weather. In case of rain, there will be an acrobatic alternative program. This will also take place outdoors on the festival grounds, so please dress accordingly to the weather. Credits Creation, Performance:Ward Mortier, Thomas DecaessteckerDrums:Tars Van Der VaerentDramaturgy:Craig WestonOutside eye:Sander De CuypeComposition:Karen Van ShaikAdministration, production, distribution:Be Flat VZWCo-production:MiramiroWith the support of:Circus Center, Center des Arts scéniques, Center des Arts de la Rue, Latitude 50, Circus in Motion, Circus Planet, Ell Circo d'ell Fuego, Nerdlab, Flämische communityThanks to:Aurelia Brailowsky, Gerda Dekempe, Zaur Kourazov, Celestin Massot, Geert Meeusen, Jakob Rosseel, Dario Tabakov, Tars Van Der Vaerent, Toon Van Gramberen Interactive Parkour Performance

Ugo Dehaes breeds organically shaped machines in his basement that resemble insects. After they hatch from their slimy cocoons, he nurtures and molds them into dancing machines using artificial intelligence. These machines are capable of creating their own "robot ballet."The audience sits around a table with Ugo, getting up close and personal with the small robotic creatures. They crawl like caterpillars across the table. Some grow "hair," while others stumble around like little dogs. In his lecture performance, Ugo Dehaes explains how he trains "simple machines" with artificial intelligence until they are capable of creating and performing their own show. He explores how radically one can think in the pursuit of efficiency and societal optimization. His "robot ballet" is a humorous, playful choreography that allows the audience to engage with digitization and artificial intelligence. It's a critical attempt to render humans entirely unnecessary.After the performance, the audience is invited to teach the robots new movements themselves. Credits Performance:Ugo DehaesScenography, composition:Wannes DeneerDramaturgy:Marie PeetersSilicone in collaboration with:Rebecca FloresConstruktion table:Kristof MorelProduction:kwaad bloed & Tuning PeopleCo-production:C-taktIn collaboration with:STORMOPKOMSTWith the support of:De Vlaamse GemeenschapDistribution:Vincent CompanyThanks to:AI Experience Center VUB, Caroline Pauwels, De Factorij, Gertjan Biasino, Hans De Cank, Pol Eggermont & Roeland Luyten Robot Ballet

Take the controller in your hand and decide what happens on stage. "Press Play" is an interactive show where everyone in the audience collaborates to determine how the world on stage changes, how the story unfolds, and how it will end for the characters. The world appears to be increasingly 'moldable.' This gives us a false sense of control and, above all, burdens us with an enormous sense of responsibility: Is it up to you to determine who you are? Or is that just an illusion? Are you manipulating things, or are you actually being manipulated? What if you're not the only one with a remote control? And is there even a pause button?"Press Play" explores the land behind the avatars: the hidden algorithms that secretly guide us in a certain direction. Is it time to resist? Join in and let the game begin! For children, teenagers, and adults alike, for control freaks, nerds, and anyone who enjoys playing."Mediation:Following the performance, debriefing sessions will be conducted for one class each from the canton and the city, focusing on the theme of self-determination (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Production:playField & KOPERGIETERYConcept:playFieldCreation:Yemi Oduwale, Lana Schneider, Marthe Schneider, Ilja Van AutreveScenography:Lana SchneiderPlay:Marthe Schneider & Yemi OduwaleCoaching:Tim De PaepeSoftware Development:CrashlabData visualization:Genia RappéDesign controller:Jamie Goegebeur, Seppe Van HeckeIn collaboration with:GEMH lab & Koontz InteractivePre-project in collaboration with:NerdlabThanks to:Bavo De Kuysscher, Jens De Wulf, Brecht LauwersWith the support of:the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the city of Ghent Of Avatars and Algorithms

Adults work. And children play. Or they go to school. Or they sleep. And when they sleep, the adults have to keep working. In the living room. On their computers. After tidying up the kitchen. 'I just need to finish something quickly!' a favorite phrase of grown-ups. But what do adults really do all day? Do they put the world in order? Do they take a nap? Or do they just mess everything up? Do these adults really have everything under control? Are they constantly cleaning up the mess others left behind? Or do the children have to clean up everything later?"Grote Mensen" is an absurd comedy about the seemingly important tasks of adults. Credits Concept:compagnie barbarie (Liesje De Backer, Karolien De Bleser, Amber Goethals, Lotte Vaes en Sarah Vangeel)Play:Sarah Vangeel, Liesje De Backer, Amber Goethals, Lotte VaesDirection:Karolien De BleserText:compagnie barbarieScenography:Michiel Van CauwelaertCostume:Nikè MoensSound & Technique:Saul MombaertsLighting design:Frank HardySound- und music design:Adam RussellProduction:BRONKSCo-production:PerpodiumWith the support of:de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via BNPPFFFThanks to:De Studio, FroeFroe The Secret of Adults

Su, 9.6.2024

In 'Follow me,' two urban acrobats take over public spaces. With acrobatics and parkour, the duo transforms the area around GZ Buchegg: streets and benches become their stage, cobblestones turn into a dance floor, and the honking of passing cars provides the perfect soundtrack – everything becomes a playground for their breathtaking feats. The audience becomes their followers, actively engaging and rediscovering the neighborhood in a unique way.Turn off your smartphones, tie your shoelaces – and let the show begin!Rainy weather: Due to safety reasons, the described parkour can only take place in dry weather. In case of rain, there will be an acrobatic alternative program. This will also take place outdoors on the festival grounds, so please dress accordingly to the weather. Credits Creation, Performance:Ward Mortier, Thomas DecaessteckerDrums:Tars Van Der VaerentDramaturgy:Craig WestonOutside eye:Sander De CuypeComposition:Karen Van ShaikAdministration, production, distribution:Be Flat VZWCo-production:MiramiroWith the support of:Circus Center, Center des Arts scéniques, Center des Arts de la Rue, Latitude 50, Circus in Motion, Circus Planet, Ell Circo d'ell Fuego, Nerdlab, Flämische communityThanks to:Aurelia Brailowsky, Gerda Dekempe, Zaur Kourazov, Celestin Massot, Geert Meeusen, Jakob Rosseel, Dario Tabakov, Tars Van Der Vaerent, Toon Van Gramberen Interactive Parkour Performance

Take the controller in your hand and decide what happens on stage. "Press Play" is an interactive show where everyone in the audience collaborates to determine how the world on stage changes, how the story unfolds, and how it will end for the characters. The world appears to be increasingly 'moldable.' This gives us a false sense of control and, above all, burdens us with an enormous sense of responsibility: Is it up to you to determine who you are? Or is that just an illusion? Are you manipulating things, or are you actually being manipulated? What if you're not the only one with a remote control? And is there even a pause button?"Press Play" explores the land behind the avatars: the hidden algorithms that secretly guide us in a certain direction. Is it time to resist? Join in and let the game begin! For children, teenagers, and adults alike, for control freaks, nerds, and anyone who enjoys playing."Mediation:Following the performance, debriefing sessions will be conducted for one class each from the canton and the city, focusing on the theme of self-determination (Duration: 60 minutes, including a break). Credits Production:playField & KOPERGIETERYConcept:playFieldCreation:Yemi Oduwale, Lana Schneider, Marthe Schneider, Ilja Van AutreveScenography:Lana SchneiderPlay:Marthe Schneider & Yemi OduwaleCoaching:Tim De PaepeSoftware Development:CrashlabData visualization:Genia RappéDesign controller:Jamie Goegebeur, Seppe Van HeckeIn collaboration with:GEMH lab & Koontz InteractivePre-project in collaboration with:NerdlabThanks to:Bavo De Kuysscher, Jens De Wulf, Brecht LauwersWith the support of:the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the city of Ghent Of Avatars and Algorithms

Adults work. And children play. Or they go to school. Or they sleep. And when they sleep, the adults have to keep working. In the living room. On their computers. After tidying up the kitchen. 'I just need to finish something quickly!' a favorite phrase of grown-ups. But what do adults really do all day? Do they put the world in order? Do they take a nap? Or do they just mess everything up? Do these adults really have everything under control? Are they constantly cleaning up the mess others left behind? Or do the children have to clean up everything later?"Grote Mensen" is an absurd comedy about the seemingly important tasks of adults. Credits Concept:compagnie barbarie (Liesje De Backer, Karolien De Bleser, Amber Goethals, Lotte Vaes en Sarah Vangeel)Play:Sarah Vangeel, Liesje De Backer, Amber Goethals, Lotte VaesDirection:Karolien De BleserText:compagnie barbarieScenography:Michiel Van CauwelaertCostume:Nikè MoensSound & Technique:Saul MombaertsLighting design:Frank HardySound- und music design:Adam RussellProduction:BRONKSCo-production:PerpodiumWith the support of:de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via BNPPFFFThanks to:De Studio, FroeFroe The Secret of Adults