Eine schwarze Bühne mit bunten Kugeln
Festival · 23.02. – 02.03.2021

any body out there?

“Corona? We children weren’t asked!”, says a pupil from Wim Wenders Gymnasium. That is correct! – The world is in lockdown. Many spaces that have been taken for granted have disappeared. Spaces in which we ask ourselves: how are we, really? Spaces in which children and youths had been lent a voice. Spaces that irritate our everyday reasoning. Spaces in which we ponder the future.
The 2021 Take-off Festival makes an attempt at constructing tiny new spaces and to subsequently fill them with loud artistic actions and quiet meditation on the situation of children and youths during this pandemic. It transports art and cultural education to selected cooperation schools in the form of digital workshops, digital performances and classroom plays, as well as participative artistic research. In a generation-spanning digital symposium titled “Corona? We children weren’t asked.”, it poses the question where our own leverage for shaping the world lies.
Let us stay connected and let us create spaces in-between!

Take-off Festival 2021 is project of tanzhaus nrw in cooperation with FFT, Junges Schauspiel and Tonhalle. Cooperating schools are Wim-Wenders-Gymnasium, Realschule Friedrichstadt and LVR Gerricus-Schule.

With Dodzi Dougban, imaginary company, performing:group, Josep Caballero & Kamila Kurczewski, Lea Martini & Dennis Deter, Stefanie Elbers and the Ensemble of Junges Schauspiel as well as kids and teens of the participating projects.

The festival program will take place under observance and consideration of current hygiene regulations and is specifically addressed at the closed school groups participating in the Take-off: Junger Tanz cooperation network. For further information about the festival write to info@tanzhaus-nrw.de.

Take-­off: Junger Tanz. Düsseldorf is funded by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.