“Everyone cares about something”: the artist Nástio Mosquito, who was born in Angola and now lives in Ghent and Lisbon, strongly believes this. Many of the artists participating in this year’s SPIELART programme derive structural analyses from personal experiences by transferring these into political contexts. Such experiences might be illness or the death of a close relative. The artists tell stories of war, flight and migration, but also of the will and struggle of women to live without external or internalised oppression. What unites many of the works is an indisposition towards the neoliberal western structures that are increasingly dominating everyday life and art here, as well as an awareness of the interconnectedness of the world.
We are amongst others featuring productions from Southafrica Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon. A further focus of the programme is the Middle East. In the final two days we are presenting, under the title NEW FREQUENCIES, 17 positions by younger artists. A series of discussions running through the festival adds thematic depth to the theatre productions. This is further enriched by the program SPIELART: PARTICIPATE and, for the first time, a schools’ programme. And of course, once again, we have a festival centre, open daily, where visitors can get together to talk, socialise and make merry.
“Our visions begin with our desires”, said the writer and activist Audre Lorde. A desire for intellectual richness and complexity. For community and communities. For encounters which change things. For pausing and engrossing ourselves, for generosity and respect. For pleasure.
On behalf of the SPIELART-Team
Sophie Becker Artistic Director
Laila Soliman at Verriss & Vorurteil (in German)
"For her performances Laila Soliman works with the extreme biographies of her protagonists. How did she get into working like this and how do you tell a story about tuberculosis with humor? The last of our talks within the SPIELART series." - Verriss & Vorurteil
Reading of the declaration of the many
Today at 12 am there is going to be a reading of the declaration of the MANY at Studiobühne within today's marathon reading. To read the declaration yourself click here (in German).
God's Entertainment at Verris & Vorurteil (in German)
"The Theateranarchists GOD'S ENTERTAINMENT weve a carpet in black, red and gold for SPIELART. A talk about nationalanalytics, moral sweepings and the similarity of people and yarn." - Verriss & Vorurteil
We head into the last festival weekend with a festival within the festival: NEW FREQUENCIES! To make sure that during those two days time get's well spend here is an overview of all the venues.
There are still tickets available for Cultural Exchange Rate!
With CULTURAL EXCHANGE RATE by Tania El Khoury SPIELART 2019 celebrated it's first world premiere today. Within the interactive installation the artist shares her family history and you have the chance to dive into it up until October 30th. No worries, even though München Ticket tells you that there are no tickets left for most of the time slots, we still have tickets available at the box office at Einstein Kultur for everyone who stops by spontaneously.
Got any questions? We've got the answers at our info table!
The festival centre opened and we want to invite you to get into conversation about the festival and talk about what you have seen so far. We've also set up an info table for you where you can head to with any questions concerning our programme. The info table ist open from 12 am until 8 pm everyday.
We are looking for women collaborators for the dance performance “Legacy”
We are looking for 15 women of varying ages, religions, and places of origin to participate in the performance by choreographer Nadia Beugré, which is about solidarity within the community of women.
You can get an impression of the piece under this link http://bit.ly/spielart and all further information when you click on the first subject on the page PARTICIPATE.
Change of Programme
Even right before the festival begins some things can change and unfortunately we have to cancel the the preview on Wednesday, October 23rd at Favorit Bar. There have been some changes about one of the performances of NO.ONE.GIVES.A.MOSQUITO'S.ASS.ABOUT.MY.GIG by Nástio Mosquito as well, luckily it's only the location: the performance will take place at the festival centre on October 27th at 11 pm.
We're also able to announce some extra dates! The performance VERSUCH ÜBER DAS STERBEN by Boris Nikitin will be shown a second time at 9 pm on November 4th. Also there will be more dates available for Tania El Khourys performance AS FAR AS MY FINGERTIPS TAKE ME on October 28th. Further information on the dates will be released soon.
SPIELART preview at Ausarten and at the Favorit Bar