The PAN.OPTIKUM action theatre ensemble, under the artistic direction of Sigrun Fritsch and Ralf Buron, has specialised in open-air theatre-music productions for public venues on the one hand, in addition to its co-operation with multi-disciplinary performances with theatres and cultural institutions.
Invitations to major theatre festivals all over the world are indicative of the esteem in which the ensemble is held internationally.
Artistically, PAN.OPTIKUM consciously seeks to bridge the gap between the genre of action theatre and themes taken from literature, classical theatre and opera (Bach’s “Weihnachtsoratorium”, 1998; Schubert’s “Winterreise” with the “Freiburger Barockorchester”, 2000; ORPHEUS at the 2004 RuhrTriennale; The CIVIL warS by Philip Glass with the Freiburg Opera, 2004 and the Duisburg Philharmonik Orchestra 2007, MEDEA.Stimmen 2007 with the Freiburg Theater, CARMINA BURANA with the Basel Opera 2008 in the antique Theatre of Kaiseraugst/CH).
Further focuses are the commissioned productions on specific themes:
Ruhrfestspiele 2002, Bauhausfest 2003, Dortmunder Museumsnacht 2003, Zeche Zollern 2004, BallGefühl 2005 is the official contribution of the German Federal Government’s cultural programme for the FIFA World Championship 2006, National Art Museum Singapore 2009
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