hellwach 2017 - a big success!

The 7th edition of "hellwach" was the biggest one so far: from 11th-19th February 2017, seven towns – two more than in 2014 – organized a total of 33 shows for children, teenagers and adults. The shows were very well booked, many of them absolutely sold out.

Seven groups brought ten theatre productions to Hamm and the Hellweg region, coming from seven countries on two continents: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Rwanda, South Africa and Turkey.With their very different artistic approaches, they opened new perspectives to the audiences from 2 to over 90 years of age.

The big framework programme drew many theatre professionals from all over Germany and all over the world to discuss questions of the theatre for the very young and the needs and perspectives of co-productions between theatres from European and African countries.

Two new partners supported "hellwach" in 2017: With the help of Goethe Institut it was possible to invite the ensembles from Rwanda and South Africa. And NRW KULTURsekretariat invited six theatre makers from Egypt, China, Brazil, El Salvador, India and Romania to its International Visitors Programme.

"hellwach" 2017 was supported by:

Framework Programme HELLWACH 2017

"hellwach" 2017 offers a wide framwork programme to different themes. You can find a detailed overview to the framework programme 2017 here.

Productions in the Programme of Hellwach 2017

Ishyo Arts Centre (Ruanda) & HELIOS Theater (Germany)
Our House
for everybody 12 years+

shown on:
Sat, 11/02/2017 18.30h in Hamm
Mon, 13/02/2017 11.00h in Hamm


Tiyatrotem (Turkey)
Dünyanın Yemeği  | 
World Meal

for everybody 7 years+

shown on:
Sun, 12/02/2017 15.00h in Hamm
Tue,  14/02/2017 10.00h and 12.00h in Bergkamen
Wed, 14/02/2017 09.30h and 12.00h in Kamen


Ishyo Arts Centre (Ruanda)
We Call It Love

for everybody 15 years+

shown on:
Mon, 13/02/2017 19.00h in Hamm
Tue, 14/02/2017 11.00h in Hamm


Le fil rouge théâtre (France)
Enchantés  |  Delighted
for everybody 2 years+

shown on:
Tue, 14/02/2017 09.00h and 11.00h in Ahlen
Thu, 16/02/2017 11.00h and 16.00h in Lünen


Magnet Theatre (South Africa)
for everybody 2 years+

shown on:
Wed, 15/02/2017 09.30h and 11.00h in Bergkamen

Fri,  17/02/2017 09.30h and 11.00h in Ahlen
Sat,  18/02/2017 19.00h in Hamm
Sun, 19/02/2017 11.00h and 16.00h Hamm


Magnet Theatre (South Africa)
I Turned Away And She Was Gone
for everybody 14 years+

shown on:
Wed, 15/02/2017 19.00h in Hamm

Thu,  16/02/2017 11.00h in Hamm


Piccoli Principi Teatro (Italy)
for everybody 4 years+

shown on:
Thu, 16/02/2017 10.00h and 15.00h in Lippstadt
Sat,  18/02/2017 11.00h and 16.00h in Hamm


Thalias Kompagnons (Germany)
Rabenschwarz und Naseweiß  | 
Jetblack and Ghostwhite
for everybody 5 years+

shown on:
Fri, 17/02/2017 10.00h and 12.00h in Bönen


Aaben Dans (Denmark)
Igen  | 
for everybody 2 years+

shown on:
Wed, 15/02/2017 14.00h and 16.00h in Lippstadt
Fri, 17/02/2017 11.00h and 16.00h in Hamm


HELIOS Theater (Germany)
Am Faden entlang  |  Follow The Yarn
for everybody 2 years+

shown on:
Fri, 17/02/2017 19.00h in Hamm

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