In an open discussion and co-creation process Corinne Eckenstein, choreographer, dramaturge and artistic director of the Dschungel Wien, is elaborating and exploring chances and hurdles of creating live arts for a new audience.

After seeing excerpts of several shows for young audience online, the group will discuss about how to create artistic moments for young audience, age restrictions, the need of a storyline and how to choose themes and the difference, if there is any, between dance for adult or young audience.

Corinne Eckenstein (Director, Choreographer, Author and actor) trained at Nat Horne Musical Theatre School (New York) and Dell`Arte International School of Physical Theatre (San Francisco). In 1995 she founded together with the author and director Lilly Axster the theatreFOXFIRE. Since 2004 she has been working in the Dschungel Wien, where she works with both professionals and young people and since 2016 she is the artistic director of the well known institution for young audience.

This impulse event will take place within the framework of the open call of the festival kicks! The Impulse event on the subject of dramatic arts for young audiences are intended exclusively for professional artists. They are planned to serve as a further education opportunity as well as inspiration for professional dance and theatre artists. They invite you to look and reflect on different works for young audiences, to get to know different working methods and to exchange ideas with experienced artists in this field.

Five dance and theatre houses in Switzerland have joined forces to promote dance and theatre creation for young audiences. We are looking for professional dance or theatre creators who are young in years or experienced in working for young audiences and who have a lasting interest in dealing with content and forms for a young audience.

The five projects for young audiences will premiere one each in the 2021/22 season either in Bern, Geneva, Lugano or Zurich and will all be shown at the kicks! festival in Bern in May 2022.

Application deadline: 20 November 2020

More information here.

Foto: Franzi Kreis