SHOWS

LE SON DE LA SEVE (SAP SOUND)

venue: Freizeitforum Marzahn

Le son de la sève (Sap Sound)
An interactive walk for ages 2 and up

Benoît Sicat (F)

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venue: Freizeitforum Marzahn

Le son de la sève (Sap Sound)
An interactive walk for ages 2 and up

Benoît Sicat (F)

Created by: Benoît Sicat - Performed by: Benoît Sicat and Nicolas Camus - Sculptures by: Bruno Guiheneuf and Benoît Sicat

Supported by Conseil général de Seine- Saint-Denis in cooperation with Ville de Rosny-sous-Bois/Conseil régional de Bretagne

Presented as part of the German-French guest performance exchange "La Belle Saison".

Duration: 45 minutes
World premiere: June 2012 // Festival 1.9.3. Soleil, France

04/18: 10.30 + 11.30 – 04/21: 9.30 + 11.00 Uhr – 04/22: 9.30 + 11.00
Tickets: 5 € / discounted 3 €

A walk with looking, sensing and hearing through a forest of hollow trees. Tree faces, composed by people and time. No words, gestures, sounds, a tender touch, music. A collective soundscape in unrelenting movement. Everyone finds their own tree, a place of sound. For a while, time seems to stand still. Then both performers imperceptibly take up the rhythm and collect the audience around them. Everyone makes music together, the volume rises and falls, visitors set accents that are taken up by the players and the group. After the shared concert has come to an end, the audience is invited to spend some more time within this fantastical landscape.

»Le son de la sève« was developed by Benoît Sicat. He is a performer, visual artist and gardener. He works with a wide variety of media, from film to theater, from design and the observation of nature to the deformation and repurposing of industrial objects.

For »Le son de la sève«, Benoît Sicat first set off on the search for suitable trees. He found them on his travels and developed them, together with Bruno Guiheneuf, into unique sculptures that can now be marveled at during an interactive trip through a special forest.

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FLYING&FALLING

venue: Theater o.N., Prenzlauer Berg

flying&falling (World Premiere)
A dance performance in poetic images for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between Theater o.N. Berlin and Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, Art Stations Foundation (D/PL) 

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venue: Theater o.N., Prenzlauer Berg

flying&falling (World Premiere)
A dance performance in poetic images for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between Theater o.N. Berlin and Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk (D/PL) 

Concept by: Florian Bilbao - Choreography and performance by: Rafal Dziemidok, Florian Bilbao - Stage design by: Frank Fierke - Music by: Moritz Gagern - Costume design by: Sebastian Ellrich - Lighting design by: Klaus Dust - Production assistance by: Michaela Millar - Research by: Alicja Morawska-Rubczak - Production management by: Doreen Markert - Artistic project management by: Vera Strobel

Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Association for German-Polish Collaboration and Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

Duration: 30 minutes (plus encounter)
World premiere: April 18, 2015 // FRATZ Festival

04/18: 16.00 – 04/19: 11.30 + 16.00 – 04/20: 11.00 – 04/21: 11.00 – 04/22: 9.30 + 11.00
Tickets: 9 € / discounted 6 €
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Florian Bilbao and Rafal Dziemidok dance together for the first time to music by Moritz Gagern for very young audiences and present the comic and yearning round dance about flying and falling. In doing so, children large and small learn something new: flying and falling belong together. Whether from great heights or close to the ground: wobbling, rolling, stumbling. The result is always the same – after what is a sometimes long but usually short trip through the air, you find yourself back on your four paws. Then it comes again, the desire to lift yourself, stand upright, not stagger and stand in balance. And, finally, again the attempt to fly: gliding, lifting off, floating. Space and air object artist Frank Fierke has developed a true wish fulfillment machine where you can walk normally as well as dare the craziest jumps and landings. First the dancers get to try it out, later the audience members have their own chance to try and fly.

Theater o.N. is the presenter of the FRATZ Festival and symposium. This independent theater has made its home in Prenzlauer Berg for the last 35 years. For the last five years, it has developed production for audiences ages 2 and up that have been presented in Berlin as well as internationally. It received the George Tabori Prize for its work in 2014. With »flying&falling«, Theater o.N. is expanding its own performative vocabulary and is presenting a dance production for very young audiences for the first time.

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METAMORF'OSE

venue: Tanzstudio im Podewil || Katharinenhof in Uferpalais, Spandau

Metamorf'Ose
Music theater for children six months and up

Compagnie du Loup-Ange (F)

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venue: Tanzstudio im Podewil || Katharinenhof in Uferpalais, Spandau

Metamorf'Ose
Music theater for children six months and up

Compagnie du Loup-Ange (F)

Directed by Hestia Tristani Text by - performance by: Juliette Plihon and Hestia Tristani Stage design by - costume design by: Marlène Rocher Music by - external feedback by: Cécile Maisonhaute

Co-production Compagnie du Loup-Ange and Compagnie du Porte-Voix - With the support of DracÎle-de-France, Conseil général des Yvelines - Artist in Residence: Barbacane de Beynes, le Scarabée de la Verrière, La Ferme du Mousseau d’Élancourt et la Mairie de Nesles-la-Vallée

Presented as part of the German-French guest performance exchange "La Belle Saison".

Duration: 45 minute (including interactive performance)
World premiere: February 25, 2013, Beynes

04/19: 10.00 – Podewil-Tanzstudio, Mitte
04/20: 9.30 + 11.00 - Katharinenhof in Uferpalais, Spandau
Tickets Podewil: 9 € / discounted 6 € - Tickets Uferpalais: 3 € / discounted 1 €

In the production »Métamorf’Ose«, the performers create a dream-like, constantly changing world. A multi-faceted hoop skirt is the central object on the stage. Surreal creatures and strange, timeless individuals are born out of it. An increasing number of long cords made from knotted material define the stage space. Objects from our daily lives, symbolic signs of our existence and history set the rhythm of the story: improvised telephone calls, metronomes, an old music box, a suitcase missing a bottom... Both performers accompany the transformations with lyrical songs and absurd dialoges. A metallic hand instrument with an expansive, sonorous sound sets the tone of the production.

The children do not remain audience members, they become performers. They become witnesses to how a universe is created that is invented according to impulse and whim and then deconstructed again. A baroque universal music theater experience with a subtle ›French touch‹.

Compagnie du Loup-Ange was founded in August 2012 by the singer and director Hestia Tristani. The ensemble moves through a world of sounds between tradition, modernity and lyrical singing, searching for sensitivity, physicality and poetry in its productions. Between 1998 and 2009, the trained classical and baroque singer Hestia Tristani developed, directed and performed various theater pieces for very young audiences that were presented in France and abroad as co-director of Compagnie du Porte-Voix.

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PAPER PLANET

venue: Haus der Jugend, Wedding

Paper Planet
An interactive room installation made from paper for children ages 2 to 11, adults and babies are welcome

Polyglot Theatre (AUS)

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venue: Haus der Jugend, Wedding

Paper Planet
An interactive room installation made from paper for children ages 2 to 11, adults and babies are welcome

Polyglot Theatre (AUS)

Concept by / directed by: Sue Giles Design by / construction by: Mischa Long Additional construction by: Tim Wells Sound design by / live music by: Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey
Including Theater o.N.-performers: Uta Lindner, Minouche Petrusch

This project was first commissioned by Federation Square in Melbourne. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Duration: 60 minutes
World premiere: 2011 // Federation Square, Melbourne

04/19: 11.30 + 15.00 + 16.30 – 04/20: 9.30 + 11.00

Tickets: 3 € / discounted 1 €

The participants enter an installation made from paper. Tall objects made from cardboard – are they trees or houses? – define the stage space. The children and families are invited to make creatures, leaves and plants out of the material available and create their very own world. Their sounds, noises and stories fill the atmosphere. The artists of Polyglot help the participants to realize their ideas and literally wrap them up in their performance.

Polyglot Theatre is a trailblazer in Australia when it comes to the field of experimental, interactive installation theater for children and families. Through art, it encourages children to create something really special from simple things. In its performances, Polyglot Theatre creates imaginary worlds based on the ideas, artworks and games of children structured so that the audience can actively participate in them.

For more than 30 years, Polyglot Theatre has brought the imagination of children from small Australian cities to cultural centers throughout the entire world. FRATZ is presenting the group in Germany for the first time.

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ADAM'S WORLD

venue: GRIPS Podewil Saal, Berlin-Mitte (Festivalzentrum)

Adam's World
An ensemble production for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between GRIPS Theater Berlin and Festival Szene Bunte Wähne (D/A)

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venue: GRIPS Podewil Saal, Berlin-Mitte (Festivalzentrum)

Adam's World
An ensemble production for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between GRIPS Theater Berlin and Festival Szene Bunte Wähne (D/A)

Directed by / costume design by: Gregory Caers Stage design by: Karel Vanhooren Music by: Tanja Pannier Dramaturgy by: Kirstin Hess Theater education by: Nora Hoch Assistant direction by / performed by: Alessa Kordeck, George Kranz, Jens Mondalski, Regine Seidler

Duration: 40 minutes (1 hour with exploration of the stage)
World premiere: February 27, 2015 // Festival Szene Bunte Wähne

04/19: 16.00 – 04/20: 10.00
Tickets: 10 € / discounted 7 €

A drum can be heard over the voices of the audience in the theater lobby. A man is making music, forming a rhythm that draws the audience into the auditorium and on a journey into Adam’s World.

Adam has a big imagination. It puts to silence what is troublesome. Finally, some peace and quiet! Finally alone!
Adam invents music. That’s nice. And warm: summer, river, underwater world... a whole bunch of surprises and images that follow the rhythm of the seasons – with a lot of song, music and movement.

The audience sits in the middle of this world, a perfect place for exploring the stage together with the theater artists at the end of the show.

The production is directed by the Flemish director Gregory Caers, who is known for his work oscillating between dance and theater with the theater Kopergiertery and his own company Nevski Prospekt. Together with the GrIPS ensemble, he has developed a big little philosophical story about friendship, consolation and the power of imagination using the tools of dance, acting, music and visual art.

GRIPS is the first theater in the world to dedicate itself to socially critical investigations of the lives and living conditions of children and youth and has produced a number of legendary world premiere music theater pieces such as the renowned »Linie 1«. It is a theater that seeks to inspire its audience by pointing out that in things both big and small, the world is primarily one thing: changeable.

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TRACES (Spuren)

venue: Nachbarschaftshaus Neukölln || Probebühne in Podewil (AAG15 public moment of small size & FRATZ)

Traces (Spuren)
Theater for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between Helios Theater and Atofri Theater (D/PL)

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venue: Nachbarschaftshaus Neukölln || Probebühne in Podewil (AAG15 public moment of small size & FRATZ)

Traces (Spuren)
Theater for everyone ages 2 and up

A co-production between Helios Theater and Atofri Theater (D/PL)

Directed by: Barbara Kölling Performed by: Marko Werner, Michael Lurse Music by: Roman D. Metzner Dramaturgy by: Erpho Bell Theater education by: Anna-Sophia Zimniak, Babette Verbunt Assistant direction by: Thilo Grawe

Sponsored by »Small size – European network for the diffusion of performing arts for early childhood«, by the Senate for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of North Rhine-Westphalia, »Fund for Performing Arts« and the Association for German-Polish Collaboration

Duration: About 30 minutes + post-performance playtime
World premiere: March 29, 2014 // HELIOS Theater

04/21: 9.30 Uhr + 11.00 Uhr - Nachbarschaftsheim Neukölln
04/22: 14.00 -
 Podewil-Probebühne in framework of AAG15 Artistic Networks Public Moment of Small size & Theater o.N. / FRATZ Festival
Tickets Nachbarschaftsheim 3 € / discounted 1 €
Tickets in Podewil: 9 € / discounted 6 €

What do we remember when we look back on our own traces? What orientation can old traces provide for future paths? Lines in the sand, scraps of paper that lead the way, the echo of voices, written characters – traces point to movement and change, to presence and absence, arrival and departure. A game with signs and sounds that appear and disappear, change and complete each other.

Teatr Atofri from Poznań (Poland) and HELIOS Theater have come together to create an artistic collaboration called »Traces«. The artistic material was developed over the course of shared rehearsals; the groups parted ways halfway through the project and two different productions were created.

HELIOS Theater was founded in 1989 by artists from a variety of disciplines as an independent theater in Cologne and has been led ever since by Barbara Kölling and Michael Lurse. In September 2004, it moved into its own performance venue in Hamm. HELIOS Theater is the sole German partner in the European network »Small size« which is dedicated to the research and promotion of the performing arts for small children. In addition, the theater participated in »Theater von Anfang an!« (»Theater from the very beginning«), a nationwide research project focusing on theater for children ages 2 and up.

Every two years, HELIOS Theater presents the »hellwach« festival together with eight cities in the surrounding area.

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CROCODILE

venue: Haus der Generationen, Lichtenberg

Crocodile
A paper fairytale for everyone ages 3 and up

Kemerovo Children's and Youth Theater (RU)

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venue: Haus der Generationen, Lichtenberg

Crocodile
A paper fairytale for everyone ages 3 and up

Kemerovo Children's and Youth Theater (RU)

Written by: Marina Moskvina / Directed by: Irina Latynnikova / Performed by: Maksim Golubtcov, Denis Kazantstsev, Veronika Kiseleva, Svetlana Lopina

Duration: 50 minutes
World premiere: August 23, 2013 // Kemerovo

04/21: 11.00 + 16.00 – 04/22: 11.00 + 16.00Tickets: 3 € / discounted 1 €

A small bird crawls out of a crocodile egg. According to the laws of nature, the crocodile has to eat the bird, otherwise it will be made fun of by its friends and family.
But – something unbelievable happens – the crocodile protects the newborn bird! As a reward for its goodness and love, the crocodile experiences a true miracle: it will learn to fly! And when the small, thankful bird teaches its crocodile father how to fly, no one in the audience will be unmoved – kid or grownup!

The Kemerovo Children’s and Youth Theater is still relatively young but has already won numerous awards and is known far beyond the borders of Kemerovo. Alongside presenting its audience with classic russian and foreign works, the theater’s team also makes an effort to continuously present young writers.

Art, lightness, joy and the desire to engage children and youth create a special atmosphere and warmth. The theater makers love their audience and try to listen to them, understand their desires and answer their questions.

For the piece »Crocodile«, the performers attended an origami course in order to shape the story of the transformative power of good deeds together with their young audience.

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Presented by Theater o.N.

 

In cooperation with GRIPS Theater Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Augenblick Mal! 2015 & ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2015 (April 21 - 26, 2015).

 

Supported by the Berlin Project Funds for Cultural Education, Stiftung Jugendmarke, the Senate Culture for and Institut français, »Belle saison. Children and Youth Theater from France«. Media partners: tic Culture and tourist marketing Pankow | BerlinPoche – En français dans le Kiez – Institut francais.

 

FRATZ Festival and Encounters are funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung and Stiftung Deutsche Jugendmarke. | With the friendly support of the Institut français and as a part of »Belle saison. Children’s and youth theater from France«. | FRATZ Symposium is funded by the Federal Ministry for Culture and Media. | "flying&falling" is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Program

FESTIVAL

SYMPOSIUM
SUN 19 APRIL 2015
09:30
REGISTRATION STARTS
Podewil, Foyer
13:30 – 14:30
LUNCH BREAK
Podewil
15:30 – 16:00
COFFEE, PASTRIES & FRUIT
Podewil, Foyer and other rooms
17:30 – 20:30
WORKSHOPS SESSION 1
Podewil, Rehearsal Stage | Dance Studio | Studio 3+4
20:30
RECEPTION | DRINKS & SNACKS
Podewil, Foyer | Garden
MON 20 APRIL 2015
10:00 – 12:00
ATELIER "NOW OR THEN"
Podewil, Studio 1+2
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch break
Podewil
13:30 – 16:30
WORKSHOPS SESSION 2
ANIA MICHAELIS & GREGORY CAERS
Podewil, Rehearsal Stage | Conference Room | Club 
16:30 – 17:30
SNACKS | COFFEE, PASTRIES & FRUIT
Podewil, Foyer and other rooms
17:30 – 20:30
FRATZ FORUM
Podewil, Foyer
20:30 Uhr
FRATZ Party | DRINKS & SNACKS
Podewil, Foyer | Garden
TUE 21 APRIL 2015
10:00 – 12:00
ATELIER "NOW OR THEN"
Podewil, Studio 1+2
12:15 – 13:15 
LUNCH BREAK
Podewil
15:00 – 16:00
COFFEE, PASTRIES & FRUITS
Podewil, Foyer and other rooms
15:00 - 18:00
WORKSHOPS SESSION 2
SUE GILES
Podewil, Conference Room

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