Meet us at Schöne Aussicht

Every other year our German partner JES Stuttgart hosts their wonderful festival; Schöne Aussicht. With a blend of international and local productions, the festival attracts several international delegates.

All the partners in the project is here, and during the week we will see shows, participate in talks and meetings.

The team at JES told us this about the curation process for their international program:

One and a half years ago, the curation process for the international guest performance programmebegan with an open call. We asked: HOW DO YOU HANDLE UNCERTAINTY? A question that we are constantly confronted with in a rapidly and unpredictably evolving world and that we hope will inspire and empower us – not only in our artistic work, but also in dealing with social, economic and political challenges. We therefore set out in search of productions that deal with uncertainty in terms of content, form or working methods. Over 200 applications were submitted, which enabled us as the curatorial team to put together a diverse festival program of productions that we see as possible responses, reactions or attitudes towards uncertainty.

In the ten selected productions, we experience uncertainty in a first encounter, in emerging and breaking relationships, in worries about the future, in the finiteness of life. Sometimes it is about plugging a dripping leak in the ceiling, sometimes about not getting lost between truth and lies. Some ask how we can hold, support and carry each other. Others simply ask: what do YOU need?