The revolution starves its children

A theatrical panorama about the staging of history(ies) using the example of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932/33

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Tags: andré erlen / free trade zone / futur3 / society / holodomor / international / jörg ritzenhoff / cologne / cultural office city of cologne / mariana sadovska / michaela munchina / ministry of culture and science nrw / neurohr&andrä / performance / politics / schauspiel koeln / stefan h. kraft / theater / theresa heußen / ukraine / valerij lisac

The One Next Door

A theatrical game noir.

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Keywords: andré erlen / boris kahnert / charlotte luise fechner / fonds darstellende künste / freihandelszone / futur3 / gaming / jan wiesbrock / jörg ritzenhoff / collective / cologne / kulturamt stadt köln / michaela munchina / ministerium für kultur uns wissenschaft nrw / nastassja pielartzik / neurohr&andrä / orangerie theatre / peggy lex / performance / radicalisation / re-link / rebecca madita hundt / sandra nuy / stefan h . kraft / take part / the one / the one next door / theatre / theresa heußen / valerij Lisac

konzept&zufall: 1934 - Stimmen

Do you have any questions about the play or Futur3? We answer them in the new podcast.

A podcast on 1934 - Stimmen.

Thank you for all the feedback and exciting questions you have already asked us on the sidelines of the performances.
We don't want to leave these questions unanswered!

That's why we are launching our new podcast series, Futur3 Theatre: konzept&zufall, with an episode on 1934 - Stimmen.
The episode will be published before the end of December 2021 and will answer as many of your questions about the play as possible.

You haven't asked your questions about 1934 - Stimmen yet?
Send your questions, comments and input to info[at] by 8 December and we will take you into the recording studio.

Speaking with: André Erlen (artistic direction & stage direction), Stefan H. Kraft (artistic direction & play); Charlotte Luise Fechner (selection/editing of the Abel papers & choral text); Sandra Nuy (selection/editing of the Abel papers & advice).

To the podcast series. konzept&zufall

With the title of our podcast, we also want to describe our working method: "Futur3 Theatre: konzept&zufall".
In the podcast we give an insight into the rehearsal room of Futur3 - and into the performance practice: the audience is invited to ask questions. Of all kinds! Such as: About the brand of our mask products; where we come across our themes; why the last project was so sensationally interesting/boring/pressing/meaningless etc.; whether we will also play in Bielefeld sometime; why we think you still have to make plays about Nazis; and so on.
In our podcast, the questions are written down on cards and placed upside down on the table. There sit: the artistic directors of Futur3 and other members and associates of the Futur3 family. Depending on the topic, sometimes the dramaturgy, sometimes the music, the stage design - and of course the actors. The people at the table take turns drawing a question card and have to answer. As quickly, precisely and spontaneously as possible! In a maximum of 2 minutes. Then comes the next question.

You can findmore information here.


The podcast Futur3 Theatre: konzept&zufall is part of Re-Link Theatre, funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

Tags: 1934 stimmen / andré erlen / charlotte luise fechner / germany / digital / fdk / fonds darstellende künste / futur3 / communication / opinion / performance / podcast / re-link / sandra nuy / stefan h. kraft / take part / theatre

Futur3 is cover star

Finally, the publication "Dartstellende Künste im öffentlichen Raum" (Performing Arts in Public Space) appears as Recherchen 127 at Theater der Zeit, after Günther Jeschonneck worked on it for a long time with the support of many ensembles. We are all the more pleased because the photo on the spine of the book is from our production "Zu Goldenen Leben". You can see our colleague Pietro Micci on the ParaDies site in Cologne.

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Tags: germany / fdk / paradise / performance / theatre

Ad Reinhardt 2

"There is nothing there. What you see is not what you see. What you see is nothing. Nothing but shapes, lines, colours. What you see is whats in your mind. What you see is something somebody told you to look for. Look out for anything you see! Watch it! Watch out! Take care! Don't leap before you look out."

from Andre Erlen

Another quote from the American painter Ad Reinhardt. About the reception of art and the call to break away from patterns of expectation.
In: the 'Ad Reinhardt Papers', Archives of American Art, microfilm no. N/69-103, frame no. 268
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Tags: art / performance

The unknown neighbour

a trilogy about death.

"The Unknown Neighbour" is a theatre project about death and dying anonymously. From the estate of an "Unknown Neighbour" who died without relatives, Futur3 develops a fictional biography and tells the course of his passing in three parts. The audience experiences "The Protocol of the Last Hours" (Part 1) in the midst of his legacy, arranges his "Feast of the Dead" (Part 2) in a funeral home and fathoms his last destination in the "Cabinet of the Afterlife" (Part 3).
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Tags: germany / performance / theatre

Being an Artist in Capitalism 2

"In art, and only there, there seems to be a way to stay with oneself instead of being exposed to the constraints of capitalism, and at the same time to be able to be perceived in the world and also to be successful in a sense that follows capitalist logic." [Ralf Peters]

from Andre Erlen

In September, stimmfeld e.V. and the Free Trade Zone are organising a colloquium that poses the question of the role of the artist in capitalism. We will report on this in due course and present related and relevant topics.
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Tags: germany / performance

Soft Core

a love story theatre by Futur3 and ensemble. Summer Blood Cultural Festival 2016.

They touch us. They captivate us. They make us cry and sometimes laugh. Some love them and others hate them. Love scenes - there is hardly a film without them. Again and again they feed our unbroken longing for fulfilled love.

Futur3 transfers the powerful visual worlds of the dream factories to the Cologne wholesale market with an inclusive ensemble. The old auction hall becomes a film studio, the street a set. In front of a running camera, moments of unconditional devotion and cool games flash up in close-up or close-up to explore the soft core of our existence from the most diverse perspectives.
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Tags: germany / inclusion / performance / politics

To the Golden Life

Actions, campfire talks and performance for exit, entry, transition.

Futur3 follows the old dream of getting out, but this time to really make EVERYTHING better. For this, the performers embark on their own personal path to the Golden Life: What are my longings? How do I really want to live? What do I need for that and how do I free myself from all the excess, the huge ecological footprint, the haste, the constantly bad consumer conscience and all the worries?
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an international performance project about taboos in European societies.

Taburopa is an international theatre project that deals with cultural, historical and everyday taboos in Europe. 20 theatre-makers, choreographers, actors and dancers from four European countries will develop original performances in ensembles specially formed for this project, based on intensive research in the four participating cities. These artistic statements will have their world premiere at the next edition of the 2014 Summer Blood Cultural Festival before travelling on to the participating cities of Brussels, Lisbon and Warsaw.
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Tags: germany / europe / performance / dance / theatre