The international artists’ network teatreBLAU turns relevant societal topics into European theatre productions, together with professional artists from different areas, covering both the big city and the rural area. From the very beginning, the idea was to investigate new forms of theatre with different forms of art, with film and visual arts being a central element. Due to the Corona pandemic, work now focuses even more on this aspect.
teatreBLAU stands for a new, both international and local way of making theatre. Without being tied to a specific location, it combines suitable participants for each project. teatreBLAU’s office is digital and the protagonists are located around the globe - in rural areas as well as in big cities. Different ways of life and views on life are collected in researches and staged like under a magnifying glass.
Common pictures in different languages, common themes that connect people and hence protagonists and audience in all the world, are teatreBLAU’s language. Individuals are part of the network as well as cultural institutions. Experienced performing artists work with visual artists and scientists. A new theatre language shall be developed.
The first project teatreBLAU realised was called "Voices of Damascus". The project examined the city of Damascus through five art forms: drama, dance, music, painting, photography, and film. The project aims to help the people of Damascus by portraying them and their cultural identity, by engaging the Damascene artists in a dialogue with the rest of the world. In December 2017, we held a „Think Tank“ in Mallorca/Spain. The team members met and discussed about Damascus, its cultural activity and what pilot projects they could work on.
In May 2018, teatreBLAU participated in INCART with a dance performance which was a collaboration with Harake Dance Company/Berlin.
2019 the production „Las Hermanas Veran“ was produced in collaboration with the Andrea Cruz Company and the TeatrePrincipal in Palma/Mallorca. „Las Hermanas Veran“ will be shown at the UNIDRAM Festival in Potsdam in November 2020.
2020 the international dance and video project „Close up/Zoom out“ is being produced in Collaboration with the Kleist- Forum in Frankfurt (Oder), the CINE in Sineu/Mallorca and the T-Werk in Potsdam. The Team of „Close up/Zoom out“ is invited to the CYCLOP Festival in September 2020.
In 2021, we will realise „The Water Project“.