This bag is the birthday present for 10 years of TheatreFragile. With long handles and four collage prints with characters of all productions. For all the travels, staff and audience can pack their belongings in 10 litre capacity. With bying it, you support the capacity of the company. Here you can order it!
TheatreFragile has a Birthday! Together with International Theatre Institute / Mime Centrum Berlin we like to invite you:
Handle with care - 10 Years TheatreFragile Workshow and Party on April 22, 2017 at the Mime Centrum Berlin, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin Kreuzberg. Starting with a retrospective and talks at 7 pm it can culminate in a buffet and party.
TOUR 2016 IN REVIEW - WE MEET IN PARADISE
From May until October 2016 the participants of the Detmold Ensemble from “We Meet in Paradise” traveled and performed with us in the following respective cities Hagen, Berlin, Fürstenwalde, Bielefeld, Dülmen, Dortmund, Herten and Herne. We were able to get to know new cities together. Entertain and inspire local residents through our work and even bring them to join us in dancing at the end! Our tour for 2017 is currently being planned.
Here is the link to an article about our work, written by Khaled Alhamdi, a participant of the workshop and Performance in Schwerte.
AN EVENING FOR AN OPEN SOCIETY
An evening presentation of a documentary film over the project We meet in paradise by Anna Marie Schneider and photographed images from Walter Meutzner. Over the last 10 months both artist followed and accompanied us through the project documenting and capturing the powerful moments. There will also be a sound installation with excerpts from the interviews taken during the project and a chance to participate in an experiment about future plans.
We were invited for the B-Wusst Woche in Detmold to present the sound installation “A Place to Listen”. All the interviews and excerpts from We meet in paradise are accessible to the public to come and listen. We invite you to join us at the Finke Haus in the open office of B-Wusst. It is a place to listen, meet and reflect. Our Detmold ensemble will be there each day to receive and welcome you.
Vernissage: September 18th, 5pm at Finke Haus (Ecke Bruchstrasse/ Paulinenstrasse), Detmold. Installation is on from Monday, September, 19th until Friday 23rd from 1pm until 6pm
Here is the trailer to the installation that took place on April 26, 2016 in Detmold’s city hall.
WE MEET IN PARADISE - TOUR WITH THE DETMOLD ENSEMBLE
After the successful Premiere in Detmold of We meet in Paradise we are now on Tour. Thank you to Kultursekretariat NRW Güterlosh and The Kulturagentur Lippe for the generosity and quick action of sponsorship to allow our amateur ensemble to join the cast on tour in the NRW and Berlin. It was a wonderful experience and is something we want to tell and share.
A participative project is in the center of the new version. Refugees, social workers and volonteers will be included in the creation process in different ways: interviews, workshops and interventions in public space.
OUT OF BOUNDS - THE FILM
On november the 7th, we are invited by the university HAWK Holzminden to be part of a public seminar organised by the district cultural management and social places. We will show the documentary of the creation process of "OUT OF BOUNDS" as well as a part of the final installation.
The presentation is open for the public! Place and time: 7th November 2015, 14.00 - 17.00 in Weserberglandforum and Lichthof of the university HAWK Holzminden (Germany, Niedersachsen)
INSITU TREFFEN IN MARSEILLE
From 26 to 28 September, 3 days of workshops with the IN SITU partners and Emerging Spaces artists 2015. Three major issues linked to European artistic creation in public space. The engagement of audiences in the artistic process, the impact of new technologies on the work of artists and the redefinition of the relationship between site-based art and its context.
KULTURRUCKSACK - WALLPAPER WORKSHOP
In October 2015, from the 12th to the 15th TheatreFragile will offer a workshop for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 14 in Detmold.
Together with us, young Detmolders and asyleum seekers will share their stories and answer these questions: Are you new to Detmold or were you born here? Where do you feel at home? Are our dreams for the future similar?
Currently 6428 people have found a short term refuge in Adenauerstraße in Detmold.
Previously, TheatreFragile for the B-WUSST Week, in cooperation with the foundation Gläsel Stiftung accompagnied the elaboration of a walk with two young man from Syria and Afghanistan, telling about their experience in Detmold.
Bringing together young people from various different cultures through the art of sculpture and mask theatre: “Visions of Life“ is a concept by Samson Ogiamien, a Nigerian-Styrian artist, who wants to give young people the chance to express their visions and voice through art.
Together through a series of workshops the youth will produce masks and bring to them to life through the help of Stefanie Oettl and director-duo Marianne Corniel and Luzie Ackers of “TheatreFragile”. The public space will be the stage to play and explore– previously the masks were rigid; we see them come to life through subtle and quick encounters played out by the workshop participants. Through this process and play, roots and stories will be understood and visual memories will be explored. A sharing of a common experience.
GEH SCHICHTEN IN GÜTERSLOH
TheatreFragile continues to research about the presence of the British Army in Gütersloh and about the perspective future opportunities of rehabilitation. The results of this research will be presented on as a large-scale interactive installation onFriday, 22th (Alsenstrasse) and on Sunday, May 2nd as an audio walk.
Contact us if you are interested in the audio piece (German and English are both available)
FILMDOKUMENTATION ZU OUT OF BOUNDS
On Saturday, April 25th, we were presenting the documentary film of Anna-Maria Schneider about the creation process of OUT OF BOUNDS, GEHschichten eines Stadtteils. This documentary shows you a-behind-the- scene view of the production and tells about the work TheatreFragile does with the habitants of Detmold.
THEATRE FRAGILE ON FACEBOOK
On our Facebook Site you can get some impressions of actualities and backstage stories.
Mask Play and Mask Building Workshops in Hangar 21
You're familiar with TheatreFragile's work and would like to try Mask Play and/or Mask Building yourself? Soon you'll have a chance in Hangar 21 in Detmold.
Those who would like to build their own mask can learn over the course of 3 Workshops with Luzie Ackers: December 8-10th, 2014 & January 5-7th & January 9-11th, 2015. A mask play workshop with Marianne Cornil & Luzie Ackers will take place April 24-26th 2015
You can sign up for these workshops online or call Hangar 21 at +49 (0)5231 45812 11
OUT OF BOUNDS
The premiere of OUT OF BOUNDS was on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 17:00 in the Detmold neighborhood of Hohenloh. In July 2013, we started working on this site-specific production, which was funded in the context of the Fonds Daku e.V. Special Funds for “Non-Places” for Theatre in Public Spaces.
Further performances took place as part of the European Street Theatre Festival “Image Interference – Bildstörung”.
You can read information about this production and its creation process at
FEDERATION of THEATRE IN PUBLIC SPACES WINTER CONFERENCE
From February 20-22, we, along with the Kulturteam Detmold, will be hosting the Winter Conference of the Federation of Theatre in Public Spaces. Exactly one year after moving into Hangar 21, this is a wonderful way to honor our space.
Artists, Cultural Organizers and Politicians from all over Germany will gather together and meet with us for 3 days to reflect on the situation and perspectives of theatre in public spaces.
The entire event is open to the public. We look forward to all of the registrations -(now extended until February 10).
For those who just want to “take a look”, you're welcome to come to the party on Friday evening. Federation Members will be presenting new projects beforehand - this is also open to the curious. All are welcome!
OFF TO DETMOLD! MOVE-IN PARTY & WORKSHOPS IN HANGAR 21
TheatreFragile will move into its new space in Hangar 21 in Detmold on February 22, 2013. To celebrate our new collaboration with the Detmold Kulturteam, we are throwing a party on February 22nd starting at 5pm and we're also offering Mask Play Workshops on February 23 – 24, 2013 in Hangar 21. More information soon. Click here to see the Invitation. Everyone is welcome to join us!
WORKSHOPS AT RETIREMENT HOMES
Since October 2012, TheatreFragile has been offering mask workshops at retirement homes in Berlin. Our workshop participants have discovered that the physcial, nonverbal play with the masks has brought about enlightening encounters with oneself and one's environment. For the seniors, the nurses and the TheatreFragile performers, this work has been and continues to be very rewarding.
WORKSHOP WITH THEATREFRAGILE AT THEATERHAUS BERLIN MITTE
As part of the Theaterhaus Berlin 20-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 10th, TheatreFragile will be offering workshops from 12:00 to 15:00. (www.thbm.de)
Workshop: Jacques Lecoq - A Brief Glimpse, taught by Kristi Hughes
The theatre master, Jacques Lecoq, studied nature as inspiration to create theatre. This workshop focuses on creating a character through Animal Work. By exploring different animals, we will embody characters you may never have dreamed of.
Workshop: Mask Play - A First Glimpse, taught by Luzie Ackers and Marianne Cornil
This workshop invites you on a journey to discover the basics of mask play.
HOME WORLD PREMIERE
The last residency for HOME began on May 14th in Detmold and led up to our World Premiere at the Detmold European Street Theatre Festival on Saturday, May 26th at 2pm. Further performances of HOME took place on May 26th at 6pm, May 27th at 2pm and on May 28th at 2:30pm. Click here to see the HOME trailer.
You can read more about the HOME Creation Process on our blog.
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES IN BRAUNSCHWEIG
TheatreFragile performed two Preview Performances of HOME in Braunschweig at the Musische Akademie on May 3rd and 4th. We had the good fortune of getting a lot of press: an article in the Neuen Braunschweiger and in the Braunschweiger Zeitung as well as an interview on the local TV38 and an interview on Radio Okerwelle.
HOME, THE BLOG
On October 18th TheatreFragile will start its rehearsal for its new production "Home" (temporary title). The first residence will take place in Detmold, Hangar 21.