Next Exit: Freedom!


28. Apr - 01. May 2017



Freiburg, Germany

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Caravan Next. Feed the Future. Art Moving Cities.

A grand EU project by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL) / Odin Teatret
and 13 European co-partners

Next Exit: Freedom! is a part of Caravan Next, a large-scale Social Community Theatre collaborative project connecting professional artists with communities and local citizens. From September 2015 till February 2019 a huge network of European theatre organisations and cultural institutions creates Social Community Theatre events in 16 different European countries -
Next Exit: Freedom! is an event created by NTL-Odin Teatret's associated partner Kulturufer am Vogelhof in Germany. The basic goal of this event is to open awareness to individuals and groups for the fact that gaining personal freedom often is achievable just around the next corner. The event invites inhabitants and guests from many countries and ethnocultural backgrounds, old - established and newcomers, to get together and share experiences, hopes and doubts about freedom through means of artistic performance.

In cooperation with various educational and welfare institutions in Freiburg and international partners, the participants will be coached by professional performing artists and teachers. Together they work on scenes to improve their personal skills in various performance technics and disciplines as for example shadow theater, rhythm and music, performing on stilts and dance.
The activities around this project culminates in a 4-day festival taking place in various community places representing the participant´s living environments. With workshops, public performances and parades, the outcome of our experiences and the scenes and pieces we develop together will be shaped into a theatrical form.

Kulturufer am Vogelhof e.V., Freiburg, Germany

Artistical direction: Felicia Jübermann
Project management: Benedikt Ocker

Contact Organiser:
Kulturufer am Vogelhof e.V.
Schwarzwaldstraße 221
79117, Freiburg im Breisgau

Local partners:
Stilt Theater "Unglaublich", Freiburg
Bawawa Music Band, Freiburg
Flüchtlingshilfe Freiburg
Various schools in Freiburg
Children theater group "actorinhos", Freiburg
"Brückenbauer", Freiburg
Shadow theater Vagantei Erhard, Lehrte, Germany

International partners: Odin Teatret, Denmark; Monte Azul International, Germany/Brazil.

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