Thu 19 -Mon 23 May
  • Association Fréquence Moteur – Valentine Paley
  • Old Masters
  • Aude Bourrier & Cie Pierre Caillou
  • FUTUR2
  • cie. zisch

kicks!

Thu 19 -Mon 23 May
14:00
14:00
14:00
Fri 20
May
2022
09:30
09:30
Fri 20
May
2022
09:30
14:00
14:00
14:00
16:00
16:00
16:00
Sun 22
May
2022
11:00
11:00
Sun 22
May
2022
11:00
15:00
15:00
for young audiences
Dance

cie. zisch

grrr knrsch ha!
15:00
for young audiences
Dance

cie. zisch

grrr knrsch ha!
Mon 23
May
2022
09:30
09:30
Mon 23
May
2022
09:30
14:00
14:00
school performance
Dance

cie. zisch

grrr knrsch ha!
14:00
school performance
Dance

cie. zisch

grrr knrsch ha!

Festival Infos

Dear kids, Dear adults!

Five brand new dance and theatre pieces are waiting to be discovered by you. All of them will be performed at the kicks! festival. The reason for staging kicks! is that we feel there should be more new theatre and dance pieces for young audiences throughout Switzerland. We are Schlachthaus Theater and Dampfzentrale: the two venues in Bern for dance and theatre. We believe that art is just as fundamental to the well-being of everyone, young and old alike, as eating and drinking, an embrace, learning to read or going for a swim. Art transports us into different worlds. Creating art should be an enjoyable process and there should be lots of it. One year ago, we held a competition and more than 50 groups applied to come up with a piece for young audiences. So, they put their heads together and thought about the type of pieces they would most like to perform for children. Five of them were selected by a jury of experts due to their exciting stories or because they chose topics that are also important to us or because they plan to present things in a way the jury found fascinating. A special requirement was that all the pieces could be viewed and understood by an audience of young German, French or Italian-speaking theatregoers.

So? Have we piqued your interest in the festival? We can hardly wait for you to join us for five exciting days of kicks! Schlachthaus Theater in the old town of Bern and Dampfzentrale next to Marzilibad on the River Aare will draw in school groups and families to experience and enjoy these brand-new pieces for children! Fancy joining us?

Maike Lex & Anneli Binder

Project and festival management

 

Around kicks! Festival

SHAKE, WAKE AND STRETCH!

Dance yourself awake with dancer Maja Brönnimann! 15 minutes before all public performances at Schlachthaus Theater and Dampfzentrale.

Free admission


MORE THAN MEAT
Sa 21.5. 12:00 – 13:00
So 22.5. 12:00 – 13:00

Throughout the kicks! festival weekend, a lunch menu will be served at Schlachthaus Theater.


LET OFF STEAM
Sa 21.5. 13:00 – 18:00
So 22.5. 14:00 – 17:00

Throughout the kicks! festival weekend, the Dampfzentrale site will be transformed into a giant play area. A world of adventure for children and meeting places for adults are planned in cooperation with the Chinderchübu Bern kids’ centre.

Free admission



Various discussions and networking meetings for professional audiences – organised jointly with Assitej, Reso Dance Network and Pro Helvetia – will be held in Bern as part of the kicks! festival.


Professional exchange

On Saturday 21 May, there will be a Pro Helvetia-hosted round table discussion with catering and a party afterwards in the Dampfzentrale studio from 17:15 to 18:45. The expert exchange will revolve around the question “What does quality in the field of young audiences mean in programming?”. Five short contributions by artistic directors and the Institute of Theatre Studies Bern will set the mood for the discussion.

Table Talks
On Sunday 22 May, discussion rounds about the five kicks! productions are planned in the Turbinensaal of the Dampfzentrale between 13:30 and 14:50. In the format of a “production speed-dating”, each table will feature a kicks! group as well as a jury member of the festival. The programmers will then be allowed to enter into an exchange with each of them in a 15-minute time slot.

Partners
Théâtre Saint-Gervais Genève
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea
Tanzhaus Zürich
Assitej Schweiz

 

kicks! is supported by
Pro Helvetia | Migros Kulturprozent | Corymbo Stiftung | Ernst Göhner Stiftung | Jubiläumsstiftung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft

Impressum
Festival management: Maike Lex, Anneli Binder
Editors: Felice Stockhammer, Caspar Lösche, Maike Lex, Elisabeth Blättler, Andrea Baumann, Fabienne Amlinger
Translation: Nedjma Schreiner (Französisch), Sara Marinari (Italienisch), Ashley Slapp (Englisch)
Design & concept: Heinz Reber
Photography: Nicole Pfister
Illustration: Büro Destruct

 

 

In memoriam Myriam Prongué

Contact
Schlachthaus Theater Bern
Rathausgasse 20/22
3011 Bern
+41 (0)31 312 96 47
info@schlachthaus.ch
www.schlachthaus.ch

 

Dampfzentrale Bern
Marzilistrasse 47
3005 Bern
+41 (0)31 310 05 40
info@dampfzentrale.ch
www.dampfzentrale.ch