Premiere! On 14 August 2021 at 6pm we will celebrate this with ARE YOU READY? as part of the European Street Theatre Festival BILDSTÖRUNG in Detmold. On 15 August 2021 we will play again at 17:00. A preview is scheduled for 30 July 2021 at the Kulturamt in Bielefeld.
TheatreFragile - ARE YOU READY? - An encouraging mourning ritual in 5 acts for the public space.
Climate change is now!
There is a gap between what we know and what we do. And when we act, what do we achieve?
With a ritual performance in the marketplace, TheatreFragile paves a way out of this contradictory position: with song, dance, physical theatre and mask play, 5 performers invite the audience to live through denial, anger, negotiation, grief and acceptance.
ARE YOU READY? is a joyful hopeful act that takes the audience with it - from the experience of loss into a communal surge.
Voices of people committed to climate protection or talking about their inner conflicts are heard through voice collages and songs. The choir, which falls silent because of Corona, starts moving despite the silence. The masks conjure up the archetypal figures of Gaia and women from all continents who fight tirelessly for change.
AHOI! – Sommermomente in Detmold
The Detmolders will experience culture this summer! The culture team and the city of Detmold make this possible between July 3 and 26 with "Summer moments". TheatreFragile will perform AHOI! and surprise with interventions in the city with motifs from the current project "ARE YOU READY? The interventions are unannounced due to the current situation. Let us surprise you!
The rehearsals for our current creation "ARE YOU READY?" were interrupted due to the Corona Pandemic, as many projects and especially cultural ones. Sahra Huby, who is part of the team of the project, drew our experiences, with recordings of the rehearsals and music by Janko Hanushevsky and created this beautiful stop-motion film from them.
TheatreFragile works freely and in public space, always with free admission. Therefore our work lives from your support in addition to the project-related funding. Since June 2019 we are a non-profit limited company. Therefore your donations to us are deductible.
For all donations of 50€ or more we would like to return the favour with a small thank you. There will be Haute Couture by TheatreFragile in September 2020 - shirts and bags will be re-printed with a neon yellow collage of all the plays! You can choose if you want a bag or a shirt. By doing so, you will not only help us to get over the dry spell, but you will also contribute to TheatreFragile getting among the people!
Information about donations, shirts and bags can be found here.
The new play: ARE YOU READY?
The rehearsals for our new production have started! We are looking forward to an intensive time in which we will deal with change processes in the context of climate change. What sets us in motion, what emotions paralyse us? How do we deal with our powerlessness, the courage to change, hopelessness and the search for connection? ARE YOU READY? is a played and sung performance for public space with 6 players, 70 cardboard blocks, masks and participating choirs. We are excited and full of anticipation!
We need your help! Crowdfunding TheatreFragile
You may have noticed that the last few years at TheaterFragile have been a bit quieter. Significant changes among individuals have slowed down the wheels of TheaterFragile. In addition, the order situation was difficult due to the economic situation. That's why we turn to you today for help!
A non-profit GmbH foundation, new productions and projects are approaching us. This time we can not do this alone, and not just through subsidies. Each post is a great help along the way. After 12 years, we turn to our viewers and fans for support and start a crowdfunding on the GoFundMe platform.
Click here for more information and to donate for TheaterFragile! (for english scroll down)
RESONANCE - Singing & Movement Workshop, Landestheater Detmold
A workshop open to all those who are looking for singing and movement and want to discover together the songs of different countries. TheaterFragile in collaboration with solo singer Laura Bečeić (Detmold College of Music) and choirmaster Caro Krohn (singer and teacher of the Lichtenberger® Institute) and the Landestheater Detmold.
3rd + 4th November 2018 1st + 2nd December 2018
- Admission free -
Location: Hangar 21, Charles-Lindbergh-Ring 10, 32756 Detmold More information and registration see flyer
TheatreFragile on Tour 2018
The Europäische Strassentheater Festival Detmold „Bildstörung“ has invited us, and we hit the road with AHOI! The piece arised 10 Years ago, has toured through Germany, Italy, Slowenia and Portugal. And this year we travel with a fresh revised version and are starting here:
This colorful blackboard in the town hall offers an exchange for open people to be launched, to be carried away or to learn something new from each other. Come and join us!
Inauguration: 20 September 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Town Hall Detmold Walkable 20.9.-5.10.2017 to the Town Hall Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 8-17 o'clock, Fri 8-13 o'clock Personal flight support by Pilot Ramadan Hasan: Mon-Thu 15-17 h, Fri 11-13 h Departure and Closing Event: October 5, 5 - 6:30 pm
After the week-long workshop "Die Sprache der Dinge" (The Language of Things) in a Berlin Welcome Class in June 2017, here is the documentation and exhibition of the works of art:
28.9.2017, 7pm - Presentation, PallasT, Berlin
In cooperation with Laurence Barbasetti. Thank you to the team of the Museum of Things & the district management Schöneberger Norden. more info
ANGESICHTS - Workshop series
In the wake of the resumption of We meet in Paradise the workshop series »ANGESICHTS« starts in Detmold. The workshops invite people with and without a cursory experience to build masks and let them be alive.
Mask construction: 20th - 22.6. 2017 with Luzie Ackers + 30.6. - 2.7. 2017 with Luzie Ackers & Nicole Ratjen Mask play - The discovery of one's own faces: 18. - 23. 7. 2017 with Marianne Cornil & Zeljko Marovic
Sponsored by NRW Landesbüro Free Performing Arts
The bag for export and support
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.
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.