The program for Schöne Aussicht/ Bright View 2018 is set. Hosted by Junges Ensemble Stuttgart, the international and regional theatre festival will take place from the 5th to12th of May in 4 theatres and 1 church in Stuttgart. Every two years, the world of Theatre for Young Audiences turns it eyes to Stuttgart for a week.
The invited performances survey the consequences of our globalized world, creating innovative formats and powerful images, and question the impact of war, racism and social instability on the lives and realities of young people. How does one deal with a world that is out of joint? How do we react faced with life changing decisions? What is home? What keeps us grounded? Who do we rely on?
Again and again we realize: it’s the individual that matters. We write our history, we can reinvent the story.
Book your personal festival package and enjoy a carefree stay at Schöne Aussicht 2018.
Packages include Tickets for performances, Catering, Overnight stay in one of the festival cooperation hotels, incl. breakfast, Invitation to the international reception, and of course all information on the program. (Accommodation and breakfast are not included in Day Passes)
In Night Light for once, our youngest audience, children from 3 to 6 years old, are allowed to stay up all night.
The princess in De Konigin is verdwenen/ The Queen has Vanished is waiting and hoping that her broken world will become livable again.
Theater Artemis, with artistic director Jetse Batelan, are one of today's game-changing companies from the Netherlands. With no intention of holding back they simply named their play Oorlog/ War. Aiming at children six years and up, the ensemble starts a humorous yet completely genuine exploration into the phenomenon of war.
The lonely man drinking tea in Vu/ Seen despairs of the absurdity of everyday rituals.
The four primates of Affenhaus/ House of Apes are desperate to reach personal freedom by studying manners and etiquette.
Also for the first time the festival presents a show from Israel: world famous Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s young, second company present 360° by choreographer and artistic director Rami Be’er. The show for youth from 11 years exhibits the boundless communicative power that lies within the physical language of dance.
Mbuzeni/ Ask the Gods by South African author and director Koleka Putuma takes an all-female perspective on the story of four orphan girls. Living in a rejecting society, they make up their own rules around the games of death and burials.
The two young Scandinavian performers Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović question their absent Grandmothers: There is a Noise is based upon Youth diaries and childhood memories, telling stories of childhood escaping war (in former Yugoslavia) and youth in Europe in the 1940s.
The group of youngsters in Zucken/ Tremor, the newest production of the congenial partnership of Sebastian Nübling and Junges Theater Basel, take more and more radical routes in the struggle to define their place in a collapsing society.
Qendra Multimedia is the first ever company from Kosovo at our festival and with them they bring their play Peer Gynt nga Kosova/ Peer Gynt from Kosovo. Kosovar author Jeton Naziraj’s rewriting of the old northern epos gives uncomfortable insights into the reality of European migration today
The two Dutch performers of Solo van Nas & Jim/ Solo by Nas & Jim relentlessly and hilariously showcase the narcissism of our time.
This year 11 international productions by artists of 10 nationalities will be performing alongside 8 selected shows from the South-West region of Germany. An overview and short descriptions of these productions are provided in the columns next to and the text below this paragraph.
The performances from Germany also contribute to the debate on the changing circumstances of life for the young generation. They talk about solidarity in times of violent conflict, the longing for love and freedom, the race for a position in life or the quest for a saviour – which keeps leading us back to ourselves again and again.
Junge wlb Esslingen : Der weiße Wolf/ The White Wolf 8+
Junges Landestheater Tübingen: Großes Durcheinander/ Great Chaos 8+
Junges Nationaltheater Mannheim: Die Konferenz der Vögel/ The Conference of Birds 10+
Cargo Theater Freiburg: festgefeiert/ revelled 14+
Junges Forum des Theaters Ulm: Apathisch für Anfänger/ Apathy for Beginners 14+
Junges Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Zwei im Dunkeln/ Two in the Dark 14+
Junges Theater Heilbronn: Running 14+
Theater im Marienbad Freiburg: Ich, Moby Dick/ Me, Moby Dick 14+
The host Junges Ensemble Stuttgart shows their award winning children’s show entweder und / either and by Hannah Biedermann as well as R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the newest dance production for youth by high-flying artistic partners Brigitte Dethier and Ives Thuwis-De Leeuw (BE).
The series of talks Der Schöne Talk/ The Bright Talk founded in 2014 will be continued, giving space to theatre makers from Israel, Botswana, South Africa and Kosovo to discuss their work, to speak about how they try to shape the stories and thereby the history of the current and following generations in their communities.