Welcome to Theaterlabor Bielefeld
For our international visitors we have some information about our artistic work, the travelling theatre productions and our various projects.
Currently available indoor productions :
"Absurdesque", inspired by The Bald Soprano by Ionesco (2008)
"Winterreise", music theatre based on the songs of Franz Schubert and the poems of Wilhelm Müller (2007)
"Body Fragments", inspired by the works of Francis Bacon (2005)
Currently available outdoor performances
"The Universe of Jules Verne"
Besides all different types of original performances, Theaterlabor has achieved a certain reputation by being host to international theatre festivals and exchange projects.
Eight major festivals (360°) have taken place at our location in Bielefeld which were organized in 1986, 1992, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2000 Theaterlabor was hosting the ISTA- international school for theatre anthropology, in 2006 the European project "Sources-Research-Innovation" were carried out.
In 2011 we had two small festivals:
"Junge Triebe- young shoots"- which invites young artists from different genres.
"art@home" has its focus on artistic work in private rooms.
We will continue in 2012 with both types of festivals and 2013 we will have a special festival in the frame of our 30th anniversery.
At present our theatre transfer project "Doppelgaengers" with our Canadian partner One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre from Calgary has just started. We've just had some performances of OYR in Bielefeld from the 15th to 19th February.
In April we rehearsed the German version of "Smash Cut Freeze" with Denise Clarke. In November/December we work on the english version of the performance "Schlachtertango" together with Andy Curtis from OYR. It will be performed on the High Performance Rodeo Festival in January.
The name "Doppelgaengers" (with exactly this spelling) was given to us by an article of the Sverwe magazin in 2009. It's on the base of interviews with Michael Green and Siegmar Schröder and really worth reading. You can download it here.