Fiche Festival

Hellwach (Helios Theater)

Structure organisatrice
Helios Theater
Présentation du festival

« Not to comprehend contrasts to a comprehensible but restricted unity but to consider the pieces as equally significant, allow differences and have free boundaries. Good for us, good for the children … »
Anke Meyer (double 2/2010)

This quote from an article about the last hellwach-festival 2010 vividly elucidates the basic attitude which the international theatre festival for the young audience in its ten years of being amounts to – an encounter of art and a young audience on an equal footing.
In 2002 Barbara Kölling and Michael Lurse, artistic directors of the HELIOS Theater, for the first time put into practice their idea of establishing the Hellweg region as a lasting venue for supraregional oriented, international theatre festivals with extraordinary children’s and youth theatre productions.

Together with reliable sponsors like the regional promotion of culture of North Rhine-Westphalia and the art foundation North Rhine-Westphalia and an increasing number of dedicated organisers and sponsors in the cities and communities of the region, they made hellwach a well-known and -liked meeting point for international theatre artists, experts and local audience even beyond the boarders of North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany.

Beyond a selection of innovative works of theatre from different genres like object- and materialtheatre, figure- and shadowplay and dance for all age groups that are to be seen in Hamm as well as in different performance spots nearby, the events of the framework programme  contribute to the charm and enchantement of the festival. The Helios Theatre develops the festival concept continuously and presents this year, yet again, an ambitious total package.

Forme artistique
Âges concernés
Très jeune public et jeune public
„Aaben dans“ (Denmark), „Le fil rouge“ (France), „Piccoli Principi“ (Italy), „Thalias Kompagnons“ (Germany), „Tiyatrotem“ (Turkey), „Magnet Theatre“ (South Africa) and „Ishyo Arts Center“ (Rwanda).
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