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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, Belgium, 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 world 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. In 2020, the topic was "SHARING". The planned visit to Hungary in the Easter Holidays was cancelled due to Corona. The europefiction groups of Hamm and Budapest met anyway - online! They created video material that reflects on SHARING in times of lockdown and social distancing. More information about the project of our common online rehearsals can be found here.

The summer camp that should be held in Dortmund in 2020 will be shifted to the summer of 2021. All the 10 europefiction groups will come together for theatre performances and workshops.

Do you want to join in?

"Let's come together!"

europefiction is starting again! With a series of workshops from September to December, we start into a new topic. Everybody who wants to try out and join in is cordially welcome!

„Let’s come together!“ is our motto. The workshops address young people aged 16-23 from any social, cultural or religious background. Lead by Shabana Saya, they take place in HELIOS Theater every Wednesday from 5.30 to 8.00 pm. The participants get to know each other and themselves and experiment with the big variety of the means of theatre. How can I, how can we shape the world together?

You want to join in? Contact us at Tel. 02381 926837 or via email to post [at]

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Online performance film by the europefiction group

The online performance film "Shared Distance" celebrated its online premiere. It was created in the weekly video rehearsals of the europefiction group Hamm. In April, a one week intensive exchange with the partner group from Budapest took place. The groups collected video material in the common rehearsals. The europefiction group Hamm put the material together to a partly fictional, partly documentary relection on the life during lockdown and on the common topic of SHARING.

The film is available on youtube until Sunday, June 28th:

More information about the project can be found here.

is a cooperation of:

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

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

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