During the Covid -19 pandemia we put our production centre from the analog into the virtual public space – like may others – and initiated together with our international partners and friends the European Creative Lab. Beside of a weekly appointment for a 5 o’clock tea every Saturday since the 28th of March we work currently on 4 projects:
„Think Different“, „ Life in Quarantine“, „Windows“ and “Sacrifice”
Directly access to the lab you find HERE, if you would like to join, write a short email.
In the article beside (European Creative Lab) we present in a bit playful way the results of our working together, crossing the borders again…
Festival del Desierto, Mexico
PAN.OPTIKUM opens the festival del desierto on May, 16th 2020 with a performance that includes youngsters and young adults from Matehuala, SLP, Mexico. Cancelled
PAN.OPTIKUM is performing the final event of the anniversary year in Freiburg on 21 December 2020 at the “Platz der alten Synagoge” right in front of the municipal theatre. People with little to plenty of experience who are interested in urban dance can take part by signing up with us by email or via Facebook/Instagram message. We will be able to announce the exact workshop dates in July. Perhaps postponed to summer 2021
25 years of Kulturbahnhof (Culture Station) Kassel:
Likewise, our performance on 29 August 2020 at Rainer Dierichs Platz in front of the Culture Station in Kassel is being developed together with youth/young adults. Starting in May, there workshop weekends will be held with our choreographers. Anyone from the Kassel area interested in taking part can find out more here at the Kulturbahnhof. Postponed to summer 2021
is an international cooperation project between young dancers from Freiburg and Murmansk, Russia.
The choreographies will base on urban dance style, because this is the contemporary kind of expression that will be understand by the young generation world wide.
The scenography will deal with the different facets of the expression sacrifice, (in German „Opfer“ which can be sacrifice and victim – it depends from the perspective). like to sacrifice our livelihood, our future, our commitments of our societies. But as well the current strategy of populists world wide to defame particular groups of our societies and on the other hand to stage themselves as victims.
The Berlin author Victoria Hohmann will write texts around this complex, wich will be presented byactors as an prolog and epilog and shall give some thought-provoking impulse. For the prolog and epilog our composer Tobias Schwab will be involved again. Because of the corona pandemia, the event is transferred indefinitely.
We call on the European Commission and Parliament to recognise the EU added value of cultural investment, by:
Doubling the budget available for culture in absolute terms, given that the cultural sub-programme of Creative Europe is heavily over-subscribed and suffers from severe under-investment, despite proven efficacy and relevance.
Ensuring that 1% of the budget of each EU policy field is allocated to culture, given its positive impact on domains as varied as health and well-being, social cohesion and equality, education, promotion of democratic principles, external relations, growth and jobs, research and innovation.
2020: Official welcome of Freiburgs Mayor Martin Horn on the occasion of th 900th anniversary of the town. Photos
2019: 25th anniversary of Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord
2018: During the B-FIT in the street: Photos, Video
2017: Opening of Kunstfest, Weimar: Photos, Press
2016: 400 years Queens House in London, June
from Festival street a(rt)nimation in Luxembourg City, August: Album on fb
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General Director: Matthias Rettner
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