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Was tun.Politisches Handeln jetzt.

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Die Jahreskonferenz der Dramaturgischen Gesellschaft in Berlin ist in vollem Gange und ich bin seit gestern in Berlin unterwegs. Es folgen bis Sonntag kurze Updates und Impulsgedanken, sofern ich irgendwo Internet habe und zum SCHREIBEN komme.

Folgende Inszenierungen stehen auf jeden Fall auf meinem Programm:

“Judith” in der Regie von Frank Castorf in der Volksbühne

“Evros Walk Water” Konzeption Rimini Protokoll/Daniel Wetzel in der Box des Deutschen Theaters

“Schönheitsabend” umgesetzt von Florentina Holzinger und Vincent Riebeek in den Sophiensaelen

und “Mitleid. Die Geschichte des Maschinengewehrs” in der Regie von Milo Rau in der Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Sehen, hören, diskutieren…

Introducing Theaters I: The Young World Theater in Leipzig

Good morning!

I just had the idea to start a new series and introduce you with some theaters here in Germany, that I will visit in the next few weeks anyway. I am on my way to Leipzig for an interview, so I decided to start with: The Young World Theater (Theater der jungen Welt).

The Young World Theater is the oldest professional public theater for children and teanagers that we have in Germany and was founded in 1946. With about 50 employees and 700 performances per season it is producing visionary productions (fairy tales, puppet theater, dramas, everything you can think of)  on very different themes, that help children to understand this world better, to participate and to imagine ideas for a future worth living. The artistic director Juergen Zielinski and his team are  working highly effective and very successful to fulfill the mission to provide accessible quality theater regardless of age or social backround for every child in our society. The theater just won a price by Monika Gruetters, the secretary of arts and culture of the Federal Republic of German, for it’s outstanding repertoire and projects. The award ceremony will take place at the end of this month.

Check out the webside with all the lovely pictures and video clips to get a better idea of the productions.

Webside The Young World Theater in Leipzig

Let the childrens talk and listen, because, as the little king in the novel König Macius I (by Januzs Korczak) says: What is good for the children, can’t be bad for the adults.

So true! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Marburger Christmas Market

I have visited the Christmas Market in Marburg (one hour away from Cassel by train) for the first time and it’s a real secret. Marburg is a small town (73000 inhabitants) with a castle, medieval streets and a lot of students arround.

There are two Christmas Markets infact that are less crowded than the Christmas Market in Cassel. One is arround the Elisabeth Church and one is infront of the old Town Hall. Inside of the Town Hall you will find a lovely Crèche Exhibition right now. The merchants sell ceramics, toys, socks, gloves and scarfs in all the different colors you can think of. Not to mention all the sweet things that are available, if you get hungry.

There are also a lot of extraordinary creative shops in Marburg, e.g. “My Regalbrett” where artists rent a shelf and sell their handmade products (jewelery, self-knitted things, cards, bookmarks, cockies, etc.). I found a lot of small christmas presents while I strolled arround. I would say you should allow yourself a full day to really enjoy the atmosphere in Marburg. IThe city was a real discovery for me at the end of this year and I will defenetly check it out again in a different season. Did you made a discovery lately? Let me know about it!

And if we don’t get in touch in the next few days, I wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year 2016!

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Me at the Marburger Christmas Market (Town Hall in the back)
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In the mood for gingerbread?