02. March 2024
Biennale Danza 2024: Silberner Löwe für Trajal Harrell

Schauspielhaus Hausregisseur Trajal Harrell wird an der diesjährigen Biennale Danza mit dem Silbernen Löwen ausgezeichnet. Verliehen wird der Preis am 21. Juli im Rahmen der 18. Festivalausgabe der Biennale Danza. Das internationale Festival für den zeitgenössischen Tanz findet vom 18. Juli bis am 3. August 2024 in Venedig statt. «Trajal Harrell is a true original, one of the most original and sought-after dancers and choreographers in recent years who advances an expanded dance which metabolises Vogue dance, postmodern, butoh, research and pop culture.», schreibt Wayne McGregor, Direktor Biennale Danza. Trajal Harrell kehrt diesen Sommer mit zwei Arbeiten zur 18. Biennale Danza zurück: mit der Schauspielhaus Produktion Tambourines und Sister or He Buried the Body.
Im März kehrt er ausserdem mit der weitgereisten und vielbeachteten Inszenierung The Köln Concert für drei Vorstellungen zurück in den Pfauen: 4., 18. & 19. März, am 21. April zudem ein letztes Mal mit The Romeo. Save the dates.

01. March 2024
Blutstück an den Wiener Festwochen

Blutstück, the latest production by Leonie Böhm based on the award-winning novel Blutbuch by Kim de l'Horizon, will be presented at the Volkstheater from 18 to 20 May 2024 as part of the Wiener Festwochen. "With Blutstück , Leonie Böhm and Kim de l'Horizon are not simply adapting the bestseller Blutbuch – they are creating a completely new theatrical narrative," says Milo Rau, Artistic Director of the Wiener Festwochen. Today, Friday, he presented the programme of his first festival edition in Vienna together with the Executive Director Artemis Vakianis, the artists Florentina Holzinger, Bushra El-Turk and Caroline Guiela Nguyen and the members of the Council of the Free Republic of Vienna. In spring 2024, the Wiener Festwochen will declare itself a Free Republic of Vienna, a Republic of the Arts: "five-and-a-half weeks of multivocal, passionate, combative, crazy theatrum mundi!"

Schauspielhaus Related Artist Christiane Jatahy, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, is also participating. At the Wiener Festwochen, she is bringing Hamlet back as a woman. The Wiener Festwochen is one of the most important cultural events in Europe. The arts and culture festival will take place in 2024 from 17 May to 23 June.

28. February 2024
Holland Festival presents The Romeo and Carmen

Schauspielhaus in-house directors Trajal Harrell and Wu Tsang return to the Holland Festival with The Romeo by Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble and Carmen, staged by Moved by the Motion. Two years ago they presented their productions Deathbed and Moby Dick; or, The Whale in Amsterdam as part of the 2022 anniversary edition.
The Romeo premiered at the Pfauen on 1 April 2023 and was also presented to an international audience for the first time last summer at the 77th Festival d’Avignon in the main auditorium of the Palais des Papes. On 21 April, the "great dance theatre" will return to the Pfauen for a final performance.

Carmen will premiere in the Schiffbau-Halle on 4 May 2024. Originally written by Prosper Mérimée and transformed by Georges Bizet into one of the most iconic operas of all time, the story of Carmen has been adapted in numerous ways, inspiring popular culture and entering the collective memory as a contradictory character. In collaboration with writers Sophia Al-Maria and Fred Moten, Moved by the Motion unearths the multi-layered legacy of Carmen and develops the canonical material. Bizet's original score is interwoven with musical interventions by composers Andrew Yee and Asma Maroof to create a hybrid opera-theatre piece. Carmen, co-produced with the Hartwig Art Foundation, will be performed at the Royal Theatre Carré on 23 June. In Amsterdam, the role of Carmen will be sung by Katia Ledoux.

Schauspielhaus Related Artist Christiane Jatahy is this year's Associated Artist. In addition, she will present her latest work Hamlet, a co-production with the Holland Festival, which will also be shown at the Wiener Festwochen. The Schauspielhaus Zürich co-production Depois do silêncio will also be performed in Amsterdam.

Two years ago, Schauspielhaus co-artistic director Nicolas Stemann co-curated the 75th edition of the Holland Festival with singer Angélique Kidjo as associate artist. This year's 77th edition of the Holland Festival will take place from 6 to 29 June 2024 and will feature over 40 productions by around 380 artists at 21 different venues in Amsterdam.


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