Zukunst & Friends #1

From 23-25 October, 2020 Zukunst organized the first-ever edition of its performing arts festival Zukunst & friends #1, which brought together an original creation and shows created by artists who are friends of the association.

 

Performed on the stage of the Berliner Schule für Schauspiel in Friedrichshain, the program included Dicotyledone, The Chickens, The Screenwriters and Ulysses, me & the Shadow.

 

With the participation of Sabina Drąg and Via Claramont in The Chickens, Improfusion in The Screenwriters and Alessio Trevisani in Ulysses, me & the Shadow

Click on the pictures for more informations about the performances at the zukunst & friends festival. 

©Jagoda Cierniak

N.E.A.R

 

N.E.A.R.: Network, Emancipation, Art, Reconnection is an intercultural online and offline project that brings together young people from Germany, France, Algeria and Guatemala who would not normally have the opportunity to get to know each other. Between 11 and 27 August 2020, Near was an opportunity for young people between 12 and 20 years old  to exchange ideas on the theme of emancipation through art and to make a film or documentary together. 

With the collaboration of Strollad LaObra (France), Etoile d'Akbou (Algéria), Ninas Furias (Guatemala) 

With support of the FGYO 

You'll find the link of the documentary below: 

Arts on screen

 

 In consideration of the global health situation, we have found it  necessary to maintain our link with the different European actors and citizens. This interruption in international exchanges and various artistic projects  has given us the opportunity to question and adapt our artistic and pedagogical practices. Arts on screen is part of a bigger project, OLA. Thanks to the help of our partners, OLA has enabled us to create and adapt artistic methods for use in the intercultural field. 

 

With the support of the FGYO

With the collaboration of our partners Arpeggio (Greece), Associação Faísca Voadora (Portugal), Clash! Exchange & Learning (Germany), Gwennili (France), interkulturelles netzwerk e.V. (Germany), Union Peuple et Culture (France), Volonterski Centar Vojvodine (Serbia), Zukunst e.V. (Germany), as well as freelance professionals from Germany and Tunisia.

 

  

The link of our methods, and the linguistic animation methods can be found below:

Online linguistic animation

Dicotylédone

 

Dicotyledon! What a long word! And what does it mean? Is it a real word or a juxtaposition of syllables? Biologists will tell you that-yes -this word has a meaning. A show about the plant kingdom? Certainly not! Or maybe a little... In Dicotylédone concepts and ideas are transformed, diverted, rewritten. Dicotylédone is about lived or fantasized moments (and everything in between). It means swinging from one foot to the other. It is hesitating, hurting or affirming. It is wanting to grow, disappear or exist. Dicotylédone is a bit all of this. It is also a slightly pretentious presentation text full of oppositions already heard and read, which in no way whatsoever reveals the emotion and joy that this show endeavors to provoke. 

 

This play was created within the framework of our playwriting workshop and premiered at the zukunst & Friends #1 Festival held in October. Dicotylédone is performed in French with German subtitles. 

©Jagoda Cierniak

 

Mit offenen Armen, part 1

Mit offenen Armen is a Franco-German project that took place from 14-21 Septembre 2020, in Berlin. The exchange cooperatively addressed the idea of the hospitable city, and focus especially on solutions for the reception and accommodation of newcomers. Together with our partner, Quatorze (France) and our participants, we set out to invent new, welcoming solutions and architectural design tools to think about these spaces. This was an opportunity to reflect on what constitutes the feeling of "home", which enables the appropriation of space. What possibility for freedom remains in our cities and countrysides? The project is also the opportunity to reflect on the idea of migration and movement, which we choose to address through the means of live comics technique. 

This part was conceived as a preparation for the second part of the exchange, which will take place in 2021. This last part will aim to continue the work on the themes already discussed, but will also include the construction of a tiny house for refugees in the garden or on the land of private individuals. 

With the support of the FGYO.

With special intervention of Haus der Statistik. 

©Quatorze

SolidARTS

 

SolidARTS is the second part of a youth exchange between Germany, France and Poland. 

Working in collaboration with our partners CLC (France) and Fundacja Manowce Kultury (Poland), we introduced an important historical period in each country and connected it to graphic art. This exchange allows us to indirectly address social themes such as freedom and democracy, solidarity or civil disobedience.In the surroundings of Stettin, young people could discover the Polish movement Solidarność and put into perspective the importance of solidarity in a democratic society by means of street art. The exchange culminated in an exhibition where the young people were able to show their work throughout the week.

 

With the support of the FGYO.

With special interventions of MOTS and Fruit of the Lump

©Manowce Kultury
 

Ist das Leben nicht komi(k)(sch)

Ist das Leben nicht komi(k)(sch) is the first part of a youth exchange between Germany, France and Poland. Together with our partners CLC (France) and Fundacja Manowce Kultury (Poland), we introduced an important historical period in each country connected it to graphic art. This exchange allows us to indirectly address social themes such as freedom and democracy, solidarity or civil disobedience. In Berlin, young people were able to deepen their knowledge of the Cold War and the Berlin Wall through live comics. The exchange culminated in an exhibition in which the young people were able to show their work throughout the week.

 

With the support of the FGYO

With special interventions of Vive Berlin

©zukunst e.V
 

J.O.N.C

J.O.N.C. is the result of a collective creation. This show attempts to break free of codes and overcome gender clichés through the utilization of female characters who are in search of identity. Performed for the first time in June, 2019, J.O.N.C. tackles determination and benevolence and the status and place of women in our modern society. In order to promote and perform this show, the J.O.N.C. actresses have formed the collective Les Jonquilles.

 

Show created on the occasion of the playwriting workshop (2018/2019 edition).

©Andrea Russo
 

Archidanse

Archidanse is an intercultural project organized in collaboration with Quatorze (France). The latter took place in September 2019 and brought together young people from France and Germany as well as people with experience of immigration. It is a participative workcamp that aimed to co-design and co-construct parts to improve the environment of the inhabitants of the shantytown of the "Murs à pêches" in Montreuil. Together we questioned ourselves on the themes of immigration, notions of welcoming and inclusion and used dance to address these issues. For ten days, the participants not only changed the landscape of this shantytown in accordance with the wishes of the inhabitants, but also prepared a one-hour performance for the Journée du Patrimoine.

 

The performance is intended to be a danced visit, which invites the audience to make the journey from the public to the intimate sphere. Each tableaus: a reflection; social norms; hospitality; intimacy.

 

With the support of the FGYO

With special interventions of Cendrine Lassalle.

©Quatorze/ Ludovica Anzaldi
 

Fête

“Fête” brings together contemporary choreography and ritualistic story-telling circles. For most present and past human cultures, celebrations of both life and death involve forms of collective practice of dance and music. Western civilization has been known to let these “village” practices fade away as it transitioned to modernity and urbanity. Dancers, musicians and party-goers have been more and more specialized, and therefore, excluded. “Fête” is a playful invitation to stimulate the rituality of our dancing. In a space without a stage, audience and performers mingle, forming, for the most part, a collective circle (or several concentric circles, depending on the size of the space and the number of people).

 

Besides traditional rituals, the circle is also to be found nowadays in our modern dance cultures in the form of “jams” or “battles”. The circle proposed by “Fête” is not quite a jam or a battle, because of the choreographic input shaped by the performers: The performers are at the same time Master of ceremony, Shamans, Storyteller and Instructors. “Fête” acts as a modular storytelling system – its drama is not told by the sole performers, but by the ensemble of performers and audience.

 

Theater Lab

TheaterLab is an intercultural project organized in collaboration with Quatorze (France). The latter took place in September 2019 and brought together young people from France and Germany as well as people with experience of immigration. The TheaterLab project is an intercultural exchange based around the themes of improvisational theatre and architecture, which strives to explore the link between architecture and improvisational theatre, in other words, the scenography. The work of building the scenography is also carried out by the participants.

 

With the support of the FGYO

With special interventions by Good Chance Theatre, L'Impro Erard - Spectacles and Cendrine Lassalle.

©Quatorze
 

Impro ohne limit

IOL is a theatrical improvisation project organized with Impro Erard (France) and Zirkodomoa Barakaldo (Spain) that gives room for multilingualism, misunderstandings and body language. From 10 to 17 November 2019, improvisational actors met in Berlin to discover and experiment together with improvisation in several languages. At the end of this week, they performed twice on stage to share with an audience the discoveries made during this project.

 

The second and third parts of this project are planned for 2021 and will take place in Paris and Bilbao. It is still possible to participate.

 

With the support of the FGYO

©zukunst e.V

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