FRATZ International

Encounters | Symposium | Festival

October 23rd to 26th, 2020
November 6th to 9th, 2020

Every two years, FRATZ hosts a selection of outstanding visiting productions from various countries. FRATZ International is the only festival nationwide held especially for participants aged 0 to 6.


In 2020 the festival and the symposium for professional guests all revolved around the theme of contemporary dance for the youngest audience.

Les Sols (1 ½+) is an experimental-choreographic project by shifts – art in movement (DE / FR), which attempts to create a shared sensory experience space for the youngest and their adults. THE BURROW (3+) by choreographer Isabelle Schad (DE) is inspired by Kafka's story of an animal in its underground caves and corridors. For FRATZ Festival the production was adapted for children from 3 years and older. fragile (3+) by Theater o.N. and Clébio Oliveira deals with age and childhood. With "fragile" Theater o.N shows its first work as part of the »Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum«. The program is completed by two mobile pieces: i... livin' space (0+) by Theater o.N./Andreas Pichler is dedicated to a musical and dance investigation of human and animal development from birth to death. Verwandelt! [Transformed!] (3+) by GRIPS Theater uses everyday materials to question various facets of transformation.

Symposium: Race – Class – Gender.
Intersectional Perspectives in Dance and Theater for the Youngest

How will race, class and gender be represented - on stage, backstage, in the content and the mediation for (very) young audiences? Do we reproduce existing power structures by trying to break them up? How do dance and theater succeed at eye level?

Audio and video documentation



Photo Trailer FRATZ International 2020

FRATZ Opening (2020-10-23)

00:00:30 | Opening Ceremony
00:35:49 | Talk with artists of this year's festival
01:36:12 | Q&A / Discussion

Small, but Mighty! – Choreographers about the work for (very) young audiences (2020-10-24)

00:00:36 | Part 1: Florian Bilbao, Milla Koistinen
00:55:30 | Part 2: Malgven Gerbes, Jasmin İhraç, Isabelle Schad

Research Laboratory: The Superpowers of the so far not-celebrated Super-heroines (2020-10-25)

00:00:35 | Talk with Caroline Alvez, Mareike Jung and Iury S. Trojaborg of the research laboratory
Find a recording of an early version of the performance here on YouTube.

Research Laboratory: TAH DAM! (together at home, dance and music) (2020-11-07)

Click here for the project website of TAH DAM!.

Research Laboratory: Skin-Tone (2020-11-08)

Watch the documentary on KiNiNso Koncepts Productions' research here on YouTube.

Playing With Authority (2020-11-08)

31.05.2018 |

TAH DAM! (2-6 years)

Our gift to you: videos of the music and dance performance | Activities for children from 2 to 6 years Commissioned by Theater o.N. and FRATZ International and in cooperation with MusicDance Cape Town and ASSITEJ South Africa,...more


Artistic Direction and Concept Symposium: Dagmar Domrös, Doreen Markert, Vera Strobel
Co-Conception Symposium: Marie Yan
FRATZ Encounters, Theatre Education: Cindy Ehrlichmann, Kathleen Rappolt, Johanna Gerosch
Production Management: Katharina Bischoff, Marit Buchmeier, Lisanne Grotz
Technical Direction: Robert Lange
Direction Digital Symposium: Hannes Raphael
Ticketing and Accreditation: Kata Kovács
Contact Daycare Groups: Annea Lounatvuori
Annea Lounatvuori, Anna Schröder
Technical Team:
Cathy Walsh, Felix Unger
Artist Care: Selma Böhmelmann, Gosia Gajdemska, Kathleen Rappolt, Imma Scarpato
Press: fellow media
Photography: David Beecroft
Translation to English: Lydia Baldwin
Translation to German: Julia Schell | für Kunst und Komma
Layout: Sabine Klopfleisch

FRATZ International 2020 is initiated by Theater o.N.

In cooperation with GRIPS Theater Berlin and Kulturprojekte Berlin.
With kind support of Familienzentrum Adalbertstraße (Kreuzberg), Podewil (Mitte), Tanzhalle Wiesenburg (Wedding).

The symposium is being held in coproduction with the project »Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin«, which started in January 2020 and combines the activities of four partners in the field of dance – PURPLE International Dance Festival for Young Audiences, TANZKOMPLIZEN, Theater Strahl and Theater o.N. |

Supported by the State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe | The »Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum« by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as the State of Berlin with funds from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. | With kind support of Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture / DGCA within the framework of Objets & Marionnettes Fokus 2020.

Mediapartner: tip Berlin