Freedom of Choice
Artists of the world present a unique and fantastic art form which critics as a result of the 4th festival called the most innovative kind of performing art. And this development still goes on because of its vivid and constant rejuvenation and its exchange with the other genres. The important dialogue between performing and visual arts is the source for “visual theatre” that is marked by its great freedom in using artistic means on stage. Very often main emphasis is one of the relation between material an body within a wide range of interpretation. Visual sensuality is produced and we focus on theatre that works through experiencing mainly this relation.
What would we call old fashioned, modern or as pointing the way ahead? This question is not supposed to be answered; important is only a question about good, committed and vivid theatre that inherits fascination to force us to confront ourselves with important problems. Figure theatre with its wide range of expression is a unique artistic form that trusts in material as well as in the power of a suggestive metaphorical language. We are going to present performances where on stage is dealt with material in a more classic sense as well as performances where artists search for different, more individual means. Figurative forms of playing and expressions are natural partners when looking for authenticity poetry and emotional depths.
Inside this process artists are free to choose the adequate expression forms in the interest of transporting the key message concerning content and aesthetics. You, as our dear audience, are free to choose to get involved in a week full of exciting art on stage, a sensual, poetic, fragile, provoking art,
And naturally you have the difficult choice and the freedom to accept our programme, to be tolerant and open-minded and to be ready to question beloved visual habits in order to enjoy a week of committed theatre.
The 5th International Figure Theatre Festival “Blickwechsel 2003” defines itself not only through the responsible presentation of extraordinary international theatre productions but more and more through a creative process expressed by the festivals’ commissioned productions. On young professionals is a special focus in the official festival programmes, in presentations of international theatre universities and academies coming from four countries and during festival workshops, the Eastern European theatres, Italian artists. that present theatre performances as well as exhibitions.
A main event and artistic highlight of special dimension is “Sensory Worlds” by Antonio Catalano in the fortress “Festung Mark”. Actor and sculptor Catalano creates experimental spaces in eight universes where guest experience objects with all senses. Here, figurative and performing worlds open up, lead to interaction and transport the main idea of the festival in a very forceful way.
Dealing with freedom in a responsible way means to be able to be tolerant. In that sense we are looking forward to spending a week of encounter, of artistic interaction and creative discussion together with our spectators.