Apocalyptic theatrical inferno
It was a movie night at the Werren home. The film Titanic was on the list: Hardly any ship disaster has shocked people so much, moved hearts so much. From this historical material, Regula Werren created a stage work with impressive student performances. An eerie stillness marks the end… >> Apocalyptic theatrical inferno
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Movement is one of life’s age-old phenomena. We probably never associate life with movement more than when we see children in action. Stand on the edge of a schoolyard or a playground and watch the children. It is a picture of pure motion.… >> Movement in childhood
The courage of personal initiative
An interview with Henning Kullak-Ublick.… >> The courage of personal initiative
Free Play – Now and Then
For a long time, free play has been neglected for the sake of early literacy and numeracy. The appreciation of free play has only been revived in the last few years. But is it really seen and understood for what it means to the child? How do we, as parents and educators, approach free play? What does it mean to us?… >> Free Play – Now and Then
Project 'Teach the Teachers'
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Apocalyptic theatrical inferno
Exciting soundscapes about social injustice and fear
“Pride and satisfaction fill us all, who have gathered here for the christening of the largest and safest ship in the world!"
Sir Bruce Ismay, President of the White Star Line
2200 guests had gathered on the ship for the maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. But, rich or poor, their dreams were suddenly shattered: on April 14, 1912, at around 11:40 p.m. in the North Atlantic, the Titanic collided sideways with an iceberg and sank two hours and 40 minutes later. Approximately 1514 passengers and crew died in the tragic accident; only about 700 could be saved.
From this historical material, Regula Werren created a stage work with impressive student performances. In addition to her, Florian Furrer and two participating students are also part of the direction. Around 90 costumes had to be modified and made under the direction of Veronika Luck. The beautifully arranged student orchestra, conducted by Katja Demenga and Stefan Werren for the vocals, underscores the size of the production: undoubtedly a fantastic performance by the 30-strong student ensemble, which populates the different decks of the ocean liner with numerous costume changes - right up to in the luxurious first-class saloon.
Because as soon as you enter the main hall, the audience will see a fantastic stage design: the stage builder and at the same time class teacher of the 8th grade, Florian Furrer and his students have installed around four tons of building material in the past two months. In addition, steel and welding work by the Gfeller brothers in Worb, the Toprope company for rope technology. The scenarios take place on two floors. Light and music effects are carefully coordinated. Choirs, voices - combined with an exciting sound structure about social injustice and fear.
The collapse of our belief in progress. Even today, the luxury liner »Titanic« is a symbol of the challenges and limits of progress. It stands for extravagance, but also for people's dealings with the environment. But also for our fear of death. For imminent disaster that man neither sees nor fights. And for social inequality. The poor on the lower deck get their feet wet while the rich drink champagne on the upper floors. An eerie stillness marks the end. This production is absolutely worth seeing!
*** Theater Rudolf Steiner School Ittigen Titanic By Regula Werren Direction and artistic production management: Regula Werren and Florian Furrer Space and light: Nino Stauffer and Louisa Vögeli Costume Collective: Veronica Luck Music: Katja Demenga and Stefan Werren Actors: 8th grade Rudolf Steiner School Ittigen
Performances: Saturday 26 February at 7.30pm Sunday, February 27, 5 p.m Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m Sunday, March 6, 5 p.m Duration: 120 minutes (with intermission) Venue: Great Hall, Rudolf Steiner School in Ittigen No presale; Collection Theater bar by Nadine Aeberhard-Josche