School Visit Europe

By Daniel Wetzel

School Visit Europe is a performance you can put in your hand luggage - big ideas are rarely presented so intimately. What is Europe actually? Is it a geographic border, a cultural identity, a coalition of states? It is said over and over that Europe is an ever changing idea - too theoretical, as the individual can tell from their own experience. Rimini Protokoll contrasts this abstract idea of Europe with the reality of a class room. 15 students become part of a performance in a class room that interweaves personal stories and the political mechanisms of Europe. How much Europe is in us all?

You can host School Visit Europe in your own class. Each performance takes place in a different class room and so the performance will travel through hundreds of schools throughout Europe, building a network that rather than growing from a centre, stretches from front door to front door across the continent.

 

Konzept/Skript/Regie: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll). Redaktion Webseite:  Anton Rose
Adaption Skript Schulbesuch Europa:
Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll), Winfried Tobias (Theater Aalen), Anton Rose

Spielleiter und Redaktion Webseite: Anton Rose 
Webseite: Tawan Arun und Ralph Gowers
Technik: Hans Leser
Produktionsleitung: Louise Stölting

 

SCHOOL VISIT EUROPE WEBSITE

 

School Visit Europe is a co-production with Theater der Stadt Aalen and Junges Theater Heidelberg. The production of "School Visit Europe" was made possible by a special funding from the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg.

Based on "Home Visit Europe" - a production by Rimini Apparat. In co-production with Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT).

The production was commissioned by and co-produced with House on Fire and is presented with the support of the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and as part of the Territoria Festival (Moscow) by the Goethe Institut.

School Visit Europe was developed in Aalen and Berlin in 2022 as a further development of the play "Home Visit Europe" by Rimini Protokoll.