Although it was without live audience, there is a live recording of the performance Songs for Alice Special Edition from the end of April at Westfluegel Leipzig! Listen on https://soundcloud.com/wildevogel

About ticks, SARS-CoV-2 & an asymmetric war against culture

Livestream in English language: Saturday, 9. May, 20h / www.westfluegel.de / #westfluegelstream 

What does it mean to work and think independently and be a freelance theatre artist in these times?

This was the starting question for the one year project Biotopia of Grupa Coincentia from Białystok, and the two companies Wilde & Vogel and Lehmann und Wenzel from Leipzig in 2018. From this they developed the Documentary Kukułka in 2019, meandering between world war II, dusty pickle glasses, Jewish graveyards and obsessive sexual fantasies, great and greatly demanding for the audience.

Due to a virus the project nearly failed already in the beginning (tick!), due to a virus the planned performances in May are cancelled (SARS-CoV2). What seems to be an asymetrical war against practised creativity can also be seen on the background of another asymetrical conflict: the political conditions for freelance theatre - in Poland and Germany.

Connecting these themes in a talk, Westfluegel Leipzig will livestream a discussion with the team of Biotopia and Kukułka. Using chat the audience will have the possibility to send comments, questions and to interact.

Again and as before we ask you to please buy tickets for performances even if we cannot invite you to be there (www.westfluegel.de or E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Donations to Westfluegel are also welcome and helpful: Betterplace donation to Westfluegel.

 

Unfortunately we can still not invite audience to our next shows of Songs for Alice - Special Edition in April at Westfluegel Leipzig. Through the technical possibilities of Streamio Leipzig and the financial support of Studio Gold Leipzig there will be yet another Live-Stream. You are warmly invited!

Songs for Alice Live-Stream 25. April at 21h on www.westfluegel.de / #westfluegelstream

Again and as before we ask you to please buy tickets for performances even if we cannot invite you to be there (www.westfluegel.de or E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Donations to Westfluegel are also welcome and helpful: Betterplace donation to Westfluegel.

Hoping to keep contact to you, our audience, we are planning another Live-Stream and warmly invite you to watch and listen:

Concert session Protect Laika (Stefan Wenzel, Charlotte Wilde) Saturday 11th April 22h: www.westfluegel.de
#westfluegelstream / Thank you Marc Müller and Andreas Piasek for supporting the stream!

Again and as before we ask you to please buy tickets for performances even if we cannot invite you to be there (www.westfluegel.de or E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Donations to Westfluegel are also welcome and helpful: Betterplace donation to Westfluegel.

This initiative points to the precarious situation of freelance artists:
#ticketgleichspende / #kultursolidarisieren

Also our performances and tours are cancelled due to Covid-19. What this will mean for our work is not predictable yet. We can only hope that live performances will possible again soon.

After the cancellation of shows in Potsdam and Aarau, we have the possibility to do a Live-stream of "Krabat" at Westfluegel Leipzig with the support of Streamio Leipzig. A ghost performance in two ways: not only the audience is missing but also our two colleagues of Grupa Coincidentia who are not able to leave Poland.

Krabat - according to circumstances! Live-stream Saturday 21.03. from 19:30:
https://vimeo.com/398839161
www.westfluegel.de

The loss of fees after cancelled shows can not be balanced by shifting dates. Please buy tickets for performances even if we cannot invite you to be there (www.westfluegel.de or E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Donations to Westfluegel are also welcome and helpful: Betterplace donation to Westfluegel.

This initiative points to the precarious situation of freelance artists:
#ticketgleichspende / #kultursolidarisieren

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19!

Workshop at Westflügel Leipzig from 30.03. to 01.04.2020. 
For participants with stage experience ::: Subscription: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The figure on the string will be researched in this workshop, starting with simple constructions, always with a view to the theatrical impression. Movement and construction are entwined, workshop and stage become one. The material can be light or heavy, small or big, shaped or unformed - the goal is always to find a coherent, authentic animation through strings.

One year after the German Premiere Dust is eventually also going to be shown in Israel, home of our partners and colleagues Inbal Yomtovian and Ari Teperberg (Golden Delicious).

There will be three performances:

19.11 20:30 Haifa, Bait 9 theatre, Hanamal st' 69 ::: https://bait-9.com/
23.11 17:00 + 20:00 Tmuna Festival Tel Aviv, Shonzino 8 ::: https://www.tmu-na.org.il

 

There will be a workshop with Michael Vogel about Marionettes: Things on Strings from 22. to 24.10.2019 for students of the Department of Puppetry and Animation at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst.

During our tour to Israel there will be another workshop about animation on 20.11.2019 at the School for Puppetry and Drama in Tel Aviv.

A Horror-Musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

After the great success of the first Polish version of Little Shop of Horrors [Sklep z potwornsciami] at BTL Białystok, this production, directed by Michael Vogel, will finally perform in Germany:

Production: Białostocki Teatr Lalek [PL] ::: Puppets, Stage and Direction: Michael Vogel

Thu 26., Fri 27. und Sat 28.09.2019, 21h at Westflügel Leipzig I  More

After performing Songs for Alice two years ago, we are invited to come back:

Dust will be at the at.tension 2019!

06., 07. and 08.09. 2019 at.tension festival

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Songs for Alice Special Version (featuring Philipp Scholz/drums, Konrad Schreiter/trumpet, Thomas Weber/tableguitar) will be performed twice more this autumn at the Festival Klang der Dinge at Schaubude Berlin and at this year's edition of the Pole Poppenspäler Tage Husum.

05.09. 2019 Schaubude Berlin

29.09.2019 Husum 

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12., 13. and 14. July 2019 at Westflügel Leipzig.

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At BTL Białystok (PL) Michael Vogel directed the first Polish version of the Musical "Little Shop of Horrors" (Dramaturgy: Janne Weirup).

Premiere at Białostocki Teatr Lalek November 2018. More

Staub - Dust - אבק is the title of our new production together with Ari Teperberg and Inbal Yomtovian of the Israeli group Golden Delicious. A theatre production which dissolves time and space, combines big bangs and black holes of personal and collective (his)story and dares to face the present.

Co-production with FITZ! Stuttgart and Westflügel Leipzig
Premiere: 31.10.2018 at Westflügel Leipzig. More