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europefiction - an international youth art project!

Five theatres for young audiences from the Ruhr Area have connected with five partner theatres from Hungary, France, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Young people from 16 to 23 years of age come together in the europefiction groups in their resepective cities, experiment with different theatre approaches and art forms. The main question is: "What kind of Europe do you want to live in? And what are you willing to do for it?" The europefiction groups from the bilateral partner theatres exchange about a common topic and develop theatre performances in a dialogue. They develop visions, stand in for solidarity and strive to question existing models and to view democracy and social justice as something that is yet to be achieved.

HELIOS Theater works together with Kolibri Theatre from Budapst. The Hungarian young people are students of Ágnes Nemes Nagy School, a high school for performing arts. Theatre and dance are on the daily schedule. In 2019, the two europefiction groups dealt with and exchanged about the topic "solidarity" and created a performance together. For the exchange, the groups used the big variety of possibilities of digital media. Getting to know each other and sharing material via video messages, and photos, common rehearsals between Hamm and Budapest via video calls... But there was also a first meeting of the two groups in "real life". In the Easter holidays, the Hamm group traveled to Budapest and visited their partners for the very first time. The second meeting took place on the big europefiction summer camp in Gelsenkirchen, where all the 10 europefiction groups met and presented the theatre performances they had created.

From now on, the Hamm and Budapest groups work on the topic "SHARING". What can people share with each other? And how? The common production will be presented on the next summer camp: in Dortmund, in August 2020.

More information can be found on the project website of the europefiction:

Stay Together

You can find it in friendships and families, between states and religions: Solidarity. What is solidarity? What does it mean to us? When – and how? – does it occur?

The performers interrogate the concept “solidarity” in everyday life and world affairs. They examine it from all perspectives, from loud protesting against injustice to missing solidarity, tough anti- and shrill pseudo-solidarity on to silent standby.

Performance:  Ali Demir, Alpha Diallo, Armina Karahasanovic, Gerrit Lankers, Hannah Verse, Isabel Busch, Jona Andrew Vetter, Laura Assenova, Luca Girkens, Maya Gawel, Theresa Schmellekamp, Thomas Sterthoff
Group Leader: Vera Grugel, Barbara Kölling
Assistence: Theresa Schmellekamp


Performance Dates

Fri,  28.06., 07:00 pm   ***   PREMIERE   ***
Sat, 29.06., 07:00 pm

Thu, 28.11., 07:00 pm
Fri,   29.11.,11:00 am    ***   School Performance   ***

is a cooperation of:


Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum & Theater Rotterdam, KJT Dortmund & La Transplanisphère Paris, Consol Theater Gelsenkirchen & 20 Stories High Liverpool, HELIOS Theater Hamm & Kolibri Theatre Budapest, theaterkohlenpott Herne & La Baracca - Teatro Testoni Ragazzi Bologna.

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