Programme

To decide

Each be.tween day you can choose one of five circus and theatre productions, between which you can only make the right choice. If you have bought a be.tween ticket, you can choose one of the visitor-limited shows in the circus tents and hangars shortly before the event. This is to guarantee that you only have to (and can) queue for the evening show for which you have a guaranteed seat.
Cie. La Pendue Tria Fata Figurentheater
Tria Fata
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Cie. Mossoux-Bonté Whispers Figurentheater / Tanztheater
Whispers
10.09 | 11.09
Cirque de Loin SOROR Brachial zärtliches Anarchotheater
SOROR
10.09 | 11.09
La Barque Acide The End is Nigh! Zirkus, in gewissem Sinne
The End is Nigh!
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
My!Laika La Soirée Zirkus
La Soirée
08.09 | 10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09

To discover

Here you'll find our other interdisciplinary programme with street theatre, installations, sideshows, music and theatre spectacel. Most of the programme will take place outside in the open air, so we want to avoid queuing as much as possible. Let yourself drift, discover the shows and also the unexpected. The programme in this category will be supplemented in the next few days.
Am Phi Theater Performance probieren Workshop
Performance probieren
10.09 | 11.09
Am Phi Theater Am Phi Theater Offene Bühne
Am Phi Theater
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Bassphilia Bassphilia DJ
Bassphilia
Cie. Humains Gauches Kalash et Moumoute Sideshow
Kalash et Moumoute
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Cointreau on Ice REUNION BAY Experimentelle Drag-Show
REUNION BAY
10.09 | 11.09
El Khat El Khat Konzert
El Khat
Gym Tonic Gym Tonic Konzert
Gym Tonic
Katja Komorebi Katja Komorebi DJ
Katja Komorebi
Klackwerk Klackwerk DJ
Klackwerk
LeckiLeckiKolleki Anasyrma Temple // Time for Applause // Robot Fortun // Dideldum LambeLambe - Minitheaterboxen
Anasyrma Temple // Time for Applause // Robot Fortun // Dideldum
10.09 | 11.09
Nomis Boesmann Nomis Boesmann DJ
Nomis Boesmann
Ola Szostak & Willemijn Schellekens The Table of Thoughts sinnliche Installation
The Table of Thoughts
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik DJ
Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik
Planhof Bahnlos Planhof Bahnlos Antwortmaschine
Planhof Bahnlos
10.09 | 11.09
Punani Punani DJ
Punani
Rrrr DJ
Sebastian Dali Sebastian Dali DJ
Sebastian Dali
Snatch Circus Snatch and Grab Zirkus
Snatch and Grab
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Spielewäldchen Spielewäldchen Spiele & Kuriositäten
Spielewäldchen
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Theater Titanick Trip Over Straßentheater
 Trip Over
10.09 | 11.09
Tobine Tobine DJ
Tobine
Twisted Fairground Mysterys of Ecdisis Sideshow
Mysterys of Ecdisis
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Vincent de Rooij & Daan Mathot OFF Theater des Absurden
OFF
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09

For children

For most of the small and big kids among us, the whole place is a huge playground. However, there will also be a Kidsspace at Triebwerke during the day with children's entertainment and a small theatre programme for children. The visitor-limited indoor shows in the evening are not included in the children's ticket.
Am Phi Theater Körper, Dinge, Spaß Workshop
Körper, Dinge, Spaß
10.09 | 11.09
Crabs & Creatures Spinnlein, Spinnlein an der Wand Kindertheater
Spinnlein, Spinnlein an der Wand
10.09 | 11.09 | 12.09
Katrin Hentschel & Martin Clausen STADT LAND MAUS Kindertheater
STADT LAND MAUS
10.09 | 11.09
To decide
Cie. La Pendue
Tria Fata
Figurentheater

In Tria Fata, the puppeteer and the musician play for nothing less than life and death. The end seems to have come for an old woman and so they play to stop it for a moment. As if through a kaleidoscope, she sees her life in fast forward on stage. Starting with her birth, through her childhood, to love, and finally to her last breath, the threads of life are spun, twisted and also severed. A life that perhaps never existed. And so it is played and spun until the most beautiful characters turn into the most ludicrous roles and even death can no longer keep up.

from and with:
Romuald Collinet, Estelle Charlier, Martin Kaspar Läuchli, Anthony Lopez, Andi Luchsinger, Romaric Sangars, Pavlina Vimmrova
photo:
Tomas Vimmr
stage: Tube
duration: 55 Min.
minimum age: 10+
language: französisch mit deutscher Übertitelung
Cie. Mossoux-Bonté
Whispers
Figurentheater / Tanztheater

Nicole Mossoux's solo production lures us into a mysterious dream world of an empty house. A woman spends her time listening to the invisible. Unsettling sounds, phantom-like figures and traces of the past swell up and penetrate the room. A rumble of memories and ancestors are taking shape and disturb our present with their irretrievable past. How do you escape the memory of generations? The live sounds echo in the ghostly, meticulous movements and combine to create a very visual theatrical language of their own.

from and with:
Nicole Mossoux, Patrick Bonté, Thomas Turine, Mikha Wajnrych, Colette Huchard, Johan Daenen, Jean-Pierre Finotto, David Jans, Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier
photo:
Mikha Wajnrych
stage: Theater
duration: 55 Min.
minimum age: 13+
language: nonverbal
Cirque de Loin
SOROR
Brachial zärtliches Anarchotheater

Far from the usual social conventions, four sisters celebrate their late father's birthday. However, this is anything but contemplative and the celebration gets out of control. There is fighting, dancing and singing. Grieving, masturbating, comforting and vomiting. As consistently loving and brutal as only families can be. In collaboration with the explosive formation Les Memoires d'Helène, an electrifying sisterhood of circus and theatre has been created. Soror deals with the abysses of family, loss, grief and anger - transgressive, absurd and deafeningly funny.

from and with:
Noah Egli, Michael Finger, Newa Grawit, Carolin Jakoby, Martina Momo Kunz, Maria Liechti, Cecilia Manfrini, Valerio Rodelli, Aedin Walsh, Heidi-Jo Wenger // Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Abteilung Kultur Basel Stadt, GVB Kuturstiftung, MIGROS Kulturprozent, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Amt für Kultur/Lotteriefonds St.Gallen, Kulturförderung Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Kultur Stadt St.Gallen, ProHelvetia
photo:
Sabrina Christ
stage: Luftschloss
duration: 75 Min.
minimum age: 14+
language: wenig Sprache
La Barque Acide
The End is Nigh!
Zirkus, in gewissem Sinne
The End is Nigh!

Based on the premise that everything is fucked but all is not lost yet, La Barque Acide take us on a post-apocalyptic circus trip. It is the end of the world as we know it. It is the toast that falls butter side down. In the time remaining before the impending apocalypse, everyone has the opportunity to expose their reality - or what is left of it - with its paradoxes and dangers. A unique, multi-faceted circus with 9 young artists from eight different nations. The show The End is Nigh! is so fresh that it is celebrating its preview in Lärz.

from and with:
Rémi Bernard, Simon Burnouf, Carla Carnerero, Harold De Bourran, Clément Devys, Laura Esposito, Marcelo Ferreira Nunes, Christophe Lafargue, Timothé Loustalot Gare, Steph Mouat, Aidan Rolinson-Rainford, Léo Rousselet, Rodrigo Gil Ruiz de Pascual, Maristella Tesio, Karita Tikka, Marie Vanpoulle
photo:
Circusögraphy
stage: Grand Palais
duration: 70 Min.
language: englisch / italienisch
My!Laika
La Soirée
Zirkus
La Soirée

A tuxedo can hold a prince or a waiter. La Soirée is another three-dimensional composition of music, acrobatics and absurd theatre by the company My!Laika. As always with this international troupe, a Kafkaesque chaos of emotions is created by misguided expectations for audience and artists. Spectacular but nonsensical circus disciplines suddenly represent the only sensible way out of no less non-sensical situations. An anthology of repertoire from 10 years of Art-Cirque on the road with special guests, which My!Laika created especially for the inauguration of the new La Balena tent in Lärz.

from and with:
Nico Agüero, Sandro Angius, Cecilia Campos, Philine Dahlmann, Edoardo Demontis, Eliel Dias, Samanta Fois, Caterina Fort, Salvatore Frasca, Jonathan Frau, Manue Guilbert, Dominique Joannon, Giacomo Martini
photo:
PH Circusögraphy
stage: La Balena
duration: 60 Min.
language: multilingual
To discover
Am Phi Theater
Performance probieren
Workshop
Performance probieren

stage: Am Phi Theater
duration: 90 Min.
minimum age: 16+
language: deutsch
Am Phi Theater
Am Phi Theater
Offene Bühne
Am Phi Theater

photo:
Montecruz Foto
stage: Am Phi Theater
duration: 11:00 - 22:00 Uhr
Bassphilia
Bassphilia
DJ
Bassphilia

Cie. Humains Gauches
Kalash et Moumoute
Sideshow
Kalash et Moumoute

A dog leash, a gun, a wedding dress, two bottles of champagne, 2kg of rice, 80cl of urine, lots of lipstick and lots of cold sweat. The two clowns Kalash and Moumoute celebrate a furious wedding and let us take part in their not entirely uncomplicated relationship. Here misery turns to grace and the joke to disaster. A dirty, gruesome and extremely funny disaster with very special humour. You can be there when the two radical clowns from Cie. Humains Gauches play this legendary show for the last time, burying it in the field in Lärz. Children are welcome when accompanied by adults.

from and with:
Olivier Papuchon, Helene Vieilletoile
photo:
JP Estouret
stage: Turmbühne
duration: 45 Min.
minimum age: 7+
language: nonverbal
Cointreau on Ice
REUNION BAY
Experimentelle Drag-Show
REUNION BAY

The queer performance collective presents its first full-length reality TV show Reunion Bay - a hybrid of video art and live performance. After a long period of isolation, separate paths and different stages of neglect in Lockdown, the various drag characters meet again for the first time since the C-word was first used. They are invited to give a concert in Reunion Bay. But already on the plane everyone is drunk, the situation escalates. Will they manage to perform together in the end or will they fail on their own? A combination of docufiction and drama with a fair amount of cocktails and the right amount of self-irony.

from and with:
Claudio Campo Garcia, Johanna Köster, Sita Messer, Gregor Schuster, Meo Wulf
stage: Cabaret
duration: 90 Min.
language: deutsch, englisch, spanisch
El Khat
El Khat
Konzert
El Khat

El Khat are a four piece from Tel Aviv, all with different backgrounds - Iraq, Poland, Morocco and Yemen. Saadia Jefferson, the Band's debut album, is a glorious act of vandalism on Yemeni traditions led by inventor, carpenter, musician and composer Eyal El Wahab. Dismantling lyrics, melodies and compositions from Yemeni folk songs, El Khat delve into uncharted sonic territory updating Yemen's ancient culture. Using an orchestra of instruments old and new, many repurposed from junk objects and turned into instruments that sound similar to traditional Arabic and North African lutes and percussion, Tel Aviv based El Khat have imagined an indelible stamp of polyphonic, harmony soaked, pan-Arabic braindance.

Gym Tonic
Gym Tonic
Konzert
Gym Tonic

Gym Tonic are an international five-piece and talk of the town when it comes to hyped-up synth punk. In some parallel universe, DEVO, Half Japanese and The Residents grew into one and decided to channel their energy into songs about nuclear catastrophes, vitamin injections, car sickness and deadly events. Throw melody lines straight out of the Twillight Zone on top and you have an all-around gem.

duration:
Katja Komorebi
Katja Komorebi
DJ
Katja Komorebi

Klackwerk
Klackwerk
DJ
Klackwerk

LeckiLeckiKolleki
Anasyrma Temple // Time for Applause // Robot Fortun // Dideldum
LambeLambe - Minitheaterboxen
Anasyrma Temple // Time for Applause // Robot Fortun // Dideldum

LeckiLeckiKolleki is a Leipzig collective dedicated to the art form of LambeLambe: Small theatre boxes played for one person at a time, offering very different short theatre experiences: Anasyra Temple offers a short redemption in a miniature feminist theatre. Time for Applause is a small glimpse into an archive of queer stories. Empowerment in a box on queerness, coming out, pride and LGBTQIA*. Robot Fortunes is a mini theatre between tarot and digitality. With a designed pack of cards, a mock AI prophesies a personal future. Dideldum asks what happens when oblivion threatens. When all the accumulated memories disappear and our everyday life suddenly seems alien.

from and with:
Dana Sinaida Ersing, Jonas Klinkenberg, Hannah M. Morris, Eva-Maria Schneider
photo:
Thilo Neubacher
stage: Neuland
duration: 4 - 10 Min.
minimum age: 12+
language: nonverbal // deutsch // englisch, walisisch, deutsch // englisch, deutsch
Nomis Boesmann
Nomis Boesmann
DJ
Nomis Boesmann

Ola Szostak & Willemijn Schellekens
The Table of Thoughts
sinnliche Installation
The Table of Thoughts

The clatter of voices, cutlery, laughter, wine being poured, a glass tipping over. Hidden between trees, there is a long, unusual table to discover, set with idiosyncratic stories and curious scenery. In front of each plate hangs a pair of headphones that let you listen for two or three minutes to thoughts that are never spoken aloud. Visitors become part of the sensual installation and characters in the twelve different unspoken worlds of thought. Sit down at the Table of Thoughts and crawl into the head of one of the guests. I wonder what the person sitting next to you is thinking?

from and with:
Marta Duma, Olenka Limburg, Willemijn Schellekens, Ola Szostak
stage: Neuland
duration: 3-5 Min.
minimum age: 8+
language: deutsch / englisch / niederländisch / französisch
Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik
Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik
DJ
Pauli Pocket b2b Foolik

Planhof Bahnlos
Planhof Bahnlos
Antwortmaschine
Planhof Bahnlos

stage: Planhof Bahnlos
duration: 12:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Punani
Punani
DJ
Punani

Rrrr
DJ

photo:
claudia goldbeck
duration:
Sebastian Dali
Sebastian Dali
DJ
Sebastian Dali

Snatch Circus
Snatch and Grab
Zirkus
Snatch and Grab

Deadly, dirty and dangerous. The brand new punk circus of the two women from Belfast offers a show full of absurd acrobatics, twisted humour and the unconventional use of household appliances. A D.I.Y. Performance that celebrates the wild and untamed. As well as being award-winning performers, Angelique Reckless Ross is also a two-time Australian Axe Throwing Champion. Mish Mash Thoburn grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland and learned the beginnings of acrobatics by running away from the cops during the weekly riots. In the case of Snatch Circus, however, it is run to it!

from and with:
Ken Fanning, Angelique Ross, Mish Thoburn
photo:
Ken Fanning
stage: Tarmac
duration: 35 Min.
minimum age: 10+
language: englisch / wenig Text
Spielewäldchen
Spielewäldchen
Spiele & Kuriositäten
Spielewäldchen

photo:
Montecruz Foto
stage: Spielewäldchen
duration: 11:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Theater Titanick
Trip Over
Straßentheater
 Trip Over

In an impressive theatrical spectacle, Trip Over tells the story of Lola and Ocean - a pair of lovers who embark on a journey in search of identity and freedom. But the past also travels with them and casts an ever-growing shadow over the trip, which becomes an odyssey. The audience is taken into a spectacular world and confronted with the fundamental questions of existence: Of loneliness, the longing for togetherness, repression and the process of letting go. A wild open-air road movie with an old unpredictable Ford Mustang, live music and video projections.

from and with:
Lisa Balzer, Nadine Becker, Niklas Becker, Samia Chancrin, Marcel Dewart, Ida Feldmann, Leon Grund, Clair Howells, Christoph Jackschies, Conrad Kausch, Ingo Koch, Uwe Köhler, Sebastian König, Georg Lennarz, Felix Martens, Laila Nielsen, Spyridon Paterakis, Albert Sadebeck, Raschid Sidgi, Hartmut Stephan, Lisa Tatz, Justus Weber, Laura Wimmer
photo:
Ralf Emmerich
stage: Turmbühne
duration: 60 Min.
minimum age: 16+
language: deutsch
Tobine
Tobine
DJ
Tobine

duration:
Twisted Fairground
Mysterys of Ecdisis
Sideshow
Mysterys of Ecdisis

Roll up, roll up for a cog and pulley wire ride through the recesses of reality. Get on the ghost train to the ultimate charlatan museum. The nomadic shamans of Twisted Fairground give off a whiff of nostalgic fairground and freak show around 1900. In a mix of installation, automated puppetry and physical theatre, they present a carnival of strange attractions. Their 3m tall puppet called La Serpentina is full of wondrous surprises. 120 guests per performance can see and be amazed by their new show Mysterys of Ecdisis.

from and with:
Matt Knight, Maria Camps de la Maza, Sebastian Jara Bunster
photo:
Benjamin Paul
stage: Twisted Fairground
duration: 45 Min.
language: nonverbal
Vincent de Rooij & Daan Mathot
OFF
Theater des Absurden
OFF

Desperate, he rests in his greasy dressing room. Exhausted - and too inclined to the bottle - he waits to get on stage. Or has he just come off the stage? The visual performance OFF is about a weird artist with massive blackout problems. For each show, 50 visitors get a glimpse behind the scenes, where things are not as glamorous as you might think. But the harder it is for the actor, the funnier it gets for the audience. To make matters worse, the wardrobe seems to have a mind of its own. OFF is a hilarious and surprising short performance of 15 minutes each.

from and with:
Daan Mathot, Vincent de Rooij
photo:
Jean Philipse
stage: Vor dem Theater
duration: 15 Min.
language: nonverbal
For children
Am Phi Theater
Körper, Dinge, Spaß
Workshop
Körper, Dinge, Spaß

photo:
Thilo Neubacher
stage: Am Phi Theater
duration: 120 Min.
minimum age: 5+
language: deutsch
Crabs & Creatures
Spinnlein, Spinnlein an der Wand
Kindertheater
Spinnlein, Spinnlein an der Wand

Are you insane? You might think that if you ask someone and do not get an answer. The little spider spins and is silent. The other animals ask her questions, want something from her. But she is silent and spins her web until it is finished. While the sheep, the cat, the pig, the fish, the rat and the bird have other important things on their minds, like eating grass, bathing in the mud or climbing trees. 3 players weave characters, narration, live music and fate into a little story about not letting yourself be distracted, peace of mind and persevering, about the silken thread of patience and the noisy world. For children and brave adults from the age of five.

from and with:
Pauline Drünert, Katharina von Klitzing, Ilka Schönbein, Etta Streicher
stage: Triebwerke
duration: 45 Min.
minimum age: 5+
language: deutsch
Katrin Hentschel & Martin Clausen
STADT LAND MAUS
Kindertheater
STADT LAND MAUS

The country mouse leaves his grandparents and follows the city mouse to the exciting metropolis. After all, everyone should see something of the world. The country mouse tries out city life, where there are delicious fish fingers from the freezer every day and you never have to chop wood. But is life really better in the sea of lights of the skyscrapers? In this fable, Martin Clausen and Katrin Hentschel question our constant longing for a better life and who can and wants to live how. A performance that encourages us to take life into our own hands in order to create a more meaningful way of living together.

from and with:
Ivan Bazak, Martin Clausen, Rafał Dziemidok, Katrin Hentschel
photo:
David Baltzer
stage: Tarmac
duration: 45 Min.
minimum age: 8+
language: deutsch