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05 Apr 2009

Crash!Boom!Bau! - Festival for contemporary scenographical Arts

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Crash!Boom!Bau! / Festival for contemporary scenographical Arts


May 1st - 17th 2009, 17 - 23 hrs, daily


Schillergässchen 1
07745 Jena

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'Scenography Now!' and the bauhaus lab 2009 present in the frame of the Bauhaus Year 2009 the contemporary scenography festival:


from May 1st - 17th 2009, Theaterhaus Jena / Germany.

- a festival for the contemporary scenographical Arts

in co-operation with the AA in London, the C3 in Budapest and the Stage Studio of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

for more information and the programming, pls see:

New! New! New! Crash! Boom! Bau!

At the Bauhaus, »New« was the word of the hour. One wanted to change the world to the better, with all perfection: new cities, new tea pots, new man, and certainly also: a new theatre!

The stage workshop at the Bauhaus was an unique laboratory of the performative. With great complexity, Bauhaus-master László Moholy-Nagy described, what it was all about: »The sensible demand for today is: a true organization of form and motion that is deemed equally important and on the same plane with the acoustic and optic (electric) phenomena we can currently produce, not one abusing motion as a medium for literary and emotional events.«

Quite complicated, but: new!

One experimented with space, with apparatuses, with machines, and mechanisms. Walter Gropius: »Every art wants to shape space!«

Oskar Schlemmer presented a »Figural Cabinet«, Kurt Schmidt a »Mechanic Ballet«, and Moholy-Nagy a »Light-Space-Modulator« - for the first time in 1923 as a »Mechanic Cabaret« at the theatre in Jena (today Theaterhaus Jena).

The Crash! Boom! Bau! Festival celebrates 90 years of the Bauhaus with a new and up-to-date theatre, guest performances and own productions, with artistic installations and workshops. All projects focus on the a special way of dealing with space, with the stage, with the relation between action and perception, and with interdisciplinary approaches between stage design, media art, and architecture. The festival as a laboratory!

And: we expand! In collaboration with the Architectural Association in London, a temporary structure is created on the public square in front of the theatre building - a new place for play and encounter, to expand our theater. This addendum calls: come on in, here is something new!

New! New! New! Crash! Boom! Bau!

The festival Crash!Boom!Bau! is funded in context of the project 'Scenography Now!' by the German Cultural Foundation and in the context of the project 'bauhaus lab' by the EU culture programme.