In cooperation with “Blickfelder Festival” (Zurich)
Production / Composition / Musical direction: Hiatus (Duri Collenberg, Uta Plate, Lukas Rickli)
Video: Piet Esch, Aaike Stuart
App development: Sorin Marti
Team. The music theatre collective HIATUS consists of the two Swiss musicians Duri Collenberg and Lukas Rickli and the German theatre-maker Uta Plate. It began its collaboration in 2020 in a production by Theater Chur. HIATUS locates its work in the field of participatory projects involving non-professional performers and a research approach that focuses on the psychosocial classification of their personal histories.
Project. “Fundstadt” takes the audience on a journey that leads from the theatre to the public space and finally from there back to the theatre. Music theatre and musical performance merge with the genres of audio and video walk. The project focuses on the experiences of three children from different social backgrounds from the participating cities of Bremen and Gelsenkirchen. Within the framework of the development of the piece, they act as co-creators on an essential level. HIATUS works with them at eye level and offers them extensive visual and compositional scope to describe the reality of their lives.
“Fundstadt” sees itself as an experiment not only by bringing together current forms of a participatory theatre approach with those of contemporary music theatre. As a theatre by children, with children and about children, the performance aims at the same time beyond the field of cultural education as well as beyond a theatre that is itself primarily intended for children and young people.
“Fundstadt” was developed in cooperation with the Zurich “Blickfelder Festival”. In June 2022, an installation work entitled “Vier Viertel” (Four Quarters) preceded it, which initially tested the element of audio and video walks without the participation of live actors.
Initial production: Theater Bremen (premiere: 02.06.2023)
Further development: Musiktheater im Revier (premiere: 16.06.2023)
Dates: 02.06., 03.06., 04.06. (Theater Bremen), 16.06., 17.06., 18.06. (Musiktheater im Revier)
Photos from the premiere at the Bremen Theatre © Jörg Landsberg
(Click on the name in the picture to see the video)