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The Lower Saxony Declaration of the Many

Together with many other cultural institutions in Germany we want to protect our liberal fundamental order and with that the freedom of the arts

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Collectors wanted

600 HIGHWAYMEN are looking for people with special collections

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Festival Theaterformen 2019 in Hannover

Our next festival takes place in Hannover from 20 to 30 June 2019. Stay tuned for the program launch in April 2019!

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Looking back on a very successful festival

After eleven days, during which seventeen plays from twelve countries were shown in Braunschweig, the Theaterformen Festival came successfully to an end on the 17th of June. Overall, the reception of the fourth edition of the festival curated by Martine Dennewald was very positive: almost 90 percent of tickets were sold, around 10,000 people visited the festival.

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SOPRO drops out due to illness – replaced by: O QUE NÃO ACONTECE

Due to severe illness among the cast of the piece, both performances of Sopro by Tiago Rodrigues have been cancelled.

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The location for Julian Hetzels Schuldfabrik is: SHOP / Burgpassage 13, 38100 Braunschweig

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Programme 2018

Martine Dennewald explains what’s special about this year’s programme: “This year too, the Theaterformen Festival will not just tell stories from all over the world – it will also give an account of how these stories are connected, how biographies can be located between the continents, how historical interconnections and especially the colonial past have an influence on our present. The plays reflect and add to each other, so anyone who goes to see several plays will catch a glimpse of this mosaic, in which all the tiles comes together to form one big picture.”

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Dear audience

Festival Theaterformen’s next programme will be launched in april 2018. Short overviews of our previous editions and links to the websites 2007 to 2017 are available in our archive

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Happy Holidays

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year! Next festival takes place in Braunschweig from 7 to 17 June 2018. Stay tuned for the program launch in April 2018!

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Festival Theaterformen 2018 offers with WATCH & WRITE a two-week workshop in cultural journalism for Journalists from Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia.

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Festival Theaterformen 2017 can be deemed a great success

Today is the last day of the Theaterformen festival and with an attendance rate of 83 percent and around 10,000 guests it can be deemed a great success

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Be part of the conspiracy: Sylphidarium. Maria Taglioni on the Ground

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Festival Theaterformen is looking for refugee-guides for a performance project

Participants found - thanks for getting in touch with us. For a performance project during Festival Theaterformen 2017 we are looking for refugees in Hannover who are willing to join the project as guides.

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Festival Theaterformen 2017

Our next festival takes place in Hanover from 8 to 18 June 2017. Stay tuned for the program launch on 25 April!

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Happy Holidays

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

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Festival Theaterformen 2016

Festival ends today

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Research Atelier about Performing Arts in Asia

Related to the special focus on theatre from East and South-East Asia at this year’s festival, we are organising a research atelier entitled OUR COMMON FUTURES, where theatre artists and scientists will meet to discuss performing arts in the megacities of East Asia.

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Dear audience

Over half the plays in our theatre programme have travelled to Braunschweig from the mega-cities of East and South-East Asia: from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.

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Programme 2016 goes online in April

On Wednesday, April 13, we will announce our festival programme 2016, and the Theaterformen advance booking starts. 

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Surtitlers for Festival Theaterformen 2016 in Braunschweig

We are looking for surtitlers for this year's festival taking place in Braunschweig from 9-19 June 2016. No previous experience needed, time will be given to practice beforehand.

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Save the date! Next edition of Festival Theaterformen takes place from 9 to 19 June, 2016 in Braunschweig.

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Festival tracks through the Theaterformen programme

On the occasion of the Festival’s 25th anniversary, the Theaterformen programme offers about 130 events. With our Festival Tracks, we have assembled nine route recommendations to offer a jump start for the selection of the right pieces.

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Dear Audience!

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we have invited theatre productions from all over the world, current pieces by old acquaintances, and since it is the first year of a new director, you can expect to discover many new things.

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Festival Programme is online!

Under the directorship of Martine Dennewald, the festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a diverse programme of 130 contemporary theatre performances and events in Hanover from 2 July to 12 July.

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Surtitle operators for Festival Theaterformen 2015 in Hanover

For this year’s edition of Festival Theaterformen taking place 2 – 12 July, we are looking for surtitle operators for the international theatre performances invited to the Festival. Working experiences with surtitling are not necessarily required because there will be a professional introduction and training beforehand.



Yesterday the application period for THE RECORD has come to an end. We have received many applications which are now being examined by the artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone from 600 Highwaymen. We are overwhelmed by the enormous interest and already regret not being able to invite all candidates. We would like to thank all of you for placing your trust in us and are even more excited about presenting the performance in July.


FESTIVAL THEATERFORMEN SEEKS CAST OF 45 for extraordinary theater piece in July 2015 Hannover

For the piece THE RECORD, the American theatre group 600 Highwaymen is looking for 45 participants from Hannover and the region. Everyone from seven years of age is welcome to apply - whether with or without stage experience.


Martine Dennewald is the new Artistic Director of Theaterformen Festival

Martine Dennewald joined Festival Theaterformen as the festival's new Artistic Director in August of this year. With her start in Lower Saxony, the 34-year-old began preparations for the 16th edition of the festival, which will take place from 2 July - 12 July 2015, on the stages of the State Theatres in Hanover and in municipal spaces.

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kalagrafik from Hanover create a new design for Festival Theaterformen

Laura Drechsler and Kai Gläser, natives of the Erzgebirge region, moved to Hanover approximately 14 years ago. They enrolled in Visual Communication, with an emphasis in graphics, at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover in 2006.

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Letter from the 14 presenters of Exhibit B since 2010: We, representatives of the 14 theaters, festivals and arts organizations from South Africa, Scotland, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland and England, which, in the last 4 years, produced, co-produced and presented the art projects Exhibit A /Exhibit B, by South-African artist Brett Bailey, express our concern at the cancellation of the production at the Barbican Centre in London last week.

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