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International Festival of street art and puppet Theatre 26th July – 3rd August 2013 www.lastrada.at


Metamorphoses and the seemingly everyday Every year, La Strada is a home game; and after 15 years it is time and again marvellous to experience the heartfelt emotion with which the festival is being received by the city’s inhabitants. But this year it will be a very special one: following on from last year’s collaboration with Maribor, this year we will co-operate with both European Capitals of Culture 2013, namely Košice (Slovakia) and Marseille. Besides international focus areas, which are also already being worked on for 2014, this year we pay particular attention again to collaboration with Austrian artists and the developments of our own city. This journey through Graz is about overcoming barriers, seizing the streets for both people and artists, utilising them as a stage, musical instrument and performance location. La Strada 2013 is an invitation to become acquainted afresh with our own city, to discover why Graz is also Lisbon or how it feels to traverse places through which as yet not many people have walked. We invite you to take a seat and experience how the seemingly everyday gives rise to artistic moments, to pause for a moment this summer, to venture a dance step and a glance skyward. How closely artistic engagement and urban development are linked is revealed not only by Willi Dorner’s project, which opens up new perspectives of the city and makes changes and metamorphoses visible. How traditional places can be experienced entirely anew, is displayed not only in the projects by Josef Klammer in Herz-Jesu-Kirche church and by Reinhard Ziegerhofer in St. Andrä Kirche church. And how virtuoso, cheerful, colourful and touching today’s (street) theatre and contemporary circus can be, is shown by performers, artists, musicians, actors and dancers in the 22 productions which will be hosted in Graz this year from 26th July till 3rd  August, in order, together with you, to give birth to a festival.

Werner Schrempf | Artistic Director, La Strada Festival


contents

Opening Show The 7 FINGERS

(Ca) / Traces

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In the streets… on the squares… Blaas of Glory (NL) / Highway to Hell Décor Sonore (FR) / Urbaphonix Atempo Circ (ES) / Atempo Willi Dorner (AT) / Fitting Jeschek, Oberkanins, … (AT) / Die Gratellis Compagnie Rara Woulib (FR) / Deblozay Fondazione Pontedera Teatro (It) / Lisboa BaroloSolo (FR) / Île O Mischiefs Labas (GB) / The Zoo Groupe en Fonction (FR) / The Playground

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At the theatre… or somewhere else indoors… Klammer, Theinert, … (At/DE) / Der Spaß ist aus, … 8 Kabinetttheater (At) / Kurzer Rede langer Sinn 9 2. liga für kunst und kultur (At) / Chronik …  10 Reinhard Ziegerhofer (AT) / Faces of a … 12 Cirque Inextremiste (FR) / Extrêmités 14 Especially for children… for grown-ups too… United Puppets (DE) / Little Red Riding Hood Les Zanimos (FR) / Un petit Bal de rien du tout Theater Zitadelle (DE) / Die Steinsuppe

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La Strada Finale Party With LENINs WHEELCHAIR

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Open Dance

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Trio Infernal | Edison Tadeu da Silva | The CiTollConnection Cirque Noël 2013/2014 Programme Overview & Information

Open Air

Mobile Theatre

22 Centrefold

Indoor


Opening Show… and six more times The 7 fingers (Canada) traces

The end is nigh right from the start: after last year’s overwhelming success, this year, “7 Fingers” will open La Strada with their new production “Traces”, which is about the explosion of life in the face of the ultimate catastrophe. “Traces” is set in an emergency shelter, behind its doors seven people anticipate the end of the world, determined to live everything to the fullest in these last moments, to leave nothing unsaid, not to miss out on anything, so to leave traces behind. They counter destruction with a creative process; their instruments are their bodies – which the exceptional artists employ in wide-ranging forms of expression from dance through song and speech to extreme acrobatics. They succeed in this with such virtuosity that the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Somewhere between your eye and your brain, logic gives up. There are some physics even Stephen Hawking can’t explain.” “7 Fingers” combine acrobatics with street art such as skateboarding and basketball, mixing it with theatre and contemporary dance ele4


90 Min.

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ments – a blend that has made the Canadian artists a company of alternative modern circus on a world-wide scale. And which will turn Graz Opera House into a place brimming with magnificent and crazy magic. Austrian premiere!

Friday 26/07 till Friday 02/08 (except Monday 29/07) Oper Graz, in each case at 8 pm Category 1: € 48,– Regular Price / € 43,– Ö1 Club / Reduced Category 2: € 42,– Regular Price / € 37,– Ö1 Club / Reduced Category 3: € 36,– Regular Price / € 31,– Ö1 Club / Reduced Barrier-free access! € 12,– wheelchair users / € 6,– accompanying persons 5


Blaas of Glory (Netherlands) Highway to Hell

20 Min.

Free Entry!

To make the whole world head bang on its “Highway to Hell” is a truly ambitious goal. With instruments such as glockenspiels, sousaphones, flutes, clarinets, washboards and their voices of course, the artists want to bring back the nature of hard rock. They succeed in this divinely and powerfully thanks to their exceptional interpretation of masterpieces of their genre such as “Iron Maidley”, great skill – and a lot of humour. Saturday 27/07

Sunday 28/07 Monday 29/07 Monday 29/07

11.00 am 3.00 pm 7.00 pm 11.00 am 05.00 pm 07.00 pm 05.00 pm 07.00 pm 11.00 am

Décor Sonore (France) Urbaphonix

Lendplatz MURPARK Freiheitsplatz Burggarten Volksgarten Griesplatz Tummelplatz Kaiserfeldgasse Hauptplatz/Church LEIBNITZ

45 Min.

Free Entry!

Is it still possible to lead people to have an unexpected and spectacular perception of the city?, asks French artist Michel Risse – and, with “Urbaphonix”, offers an impressive answer: absolutely! As street jockeys, the musicians of Décor Sonore utilise the city as both stage and instrument, composing symphonies from sounds scarcely consciously perceived anymore, such as snatches of conversation and traffic noise, whilst playing on the city’s instruments – its wooden benches, lamp posts and plastic containers. An acoustic feast for all senses. Saturday 27/07 Sunday 28/07 Monday 29/07 Tuesday 30/07 Wednesday 31/07 6

11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00am & 5.00pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm 6.00 pm 6.00 pm

Starting point: Karmeliterplatz Starting point: Karmeliterplatz Starting point: Karmeliterplatz MURPARK Kunsthaus Passage WEIZ Rathausplatz Stainz


Atempo Circ (Spain) Atempo

60 Min.

Free Entry!

This performance by Atempo Circ simply is circus in grand style, with spectacular acrobatics that will leave you in awe with your mouth wide open. The Spanish group shows poetic, modern circus art under the open sky, in which the classic disciplines of aerial acrobatics, gym wheel circus performance and the Chinese pole occupy centre stage. Combining contemporary dance and live music, with “Atempo” the artists create an unreal space, a no-man’s-land in the centre of the city, where four characters meet in order to share fragments of their reality – both everyday and fantastic – with each other. Also in order to bring the words of French playwright Antonin Artaud to life, who once said that there is a poetry of the senses as there is a poetry of language. This poetry can be experienced on Graz Hauptplatz main square – without admission, without barriers, packed with excitement and magic.

Saturday 27/07 Sunday 28/07

5.00 pm & 9.00 pm 5.00 pm & 9.00 pm

Hauptplatz Hauptplatz 7


Klammer, Theinert, Mitterer Der SpaSS ist aus, das Spiel beginnt!* (Austria/Germany) Free 45 Entry! Min.

Never before has anything been performed this way in Herz-JesuKirche church: for his project, media musician Josef Klammer lets the acoustic emissions of talking dolls, games consoles, mobile phones and other computer-based toys resound, making them a constituent part of his music. Light and media artist Kurt Laurenz Theinert sets the interior of the church in motion optically, projects his reduced abstract moving pictures on columns, arch ribs, buttresses and capitals, which appear, in this way, in a completely different light, changing their shape, turning inside out and dancing. And, with the organist and electro acoustician Wolfgang Mitterer, one of Austria’s most innovative composers plays on the mighty Walcker organ with its 52 stops. An encounter with great worlds of light and sound. * The fun is over, let the game begin! A Coproduction by La Strada Graz. Just once in Graz – don’t miss it!

Sunday 28/07 8

9.00 pm

Herz-Jesu-Church


Kabinetttheater & Wolfram Berger Kurzer Rede langer Sinn* (Austria) Reserve 75 Tickets! Min.

“Everything has already been said, but still not by all.”, Karl Valentin was convinced. That is why, in the context of La Strada, he is now addressed in a different and special way: in the homage entitled [to cut a long story short], Graz actor and cabaret artist Wolfram Berger reads and acts, drawing on the oeuvre of this great man from Munich, accompanied by the quirky “moving things” of puppet master Julia Reichert, comprising automata, stage design and diverse characters. Together with the entire cabinet theatre team, couplets, monologues and dialogues are staged with personages and stage design drawn from the repertoire of the last 24 years and in the style of Karl Valentin’s cabinet of curiosities, while people play and dance and laugh heartily under the direction of Thomas Reichert. Christian Bakanic provides for the right sound and symbiosis with music on an accordion and cabinet theatre grand, which, amidst the performers, becomes part of this congenial production. * “to cut a long story short” – a Karl Valentin evening in the cabinet of curiosities and moving things with Wolfram Berger and Christian Bakanic Saturday 27/07 till Monday 29/07 in each case 7.30 pm, Dom im Berg Tickets: € 25,– Regular Price / € 22,50 Ö1 Club / € 20,– Reduced Barrier-free access!: € 15,– wheelchair users / € 10,– accompanying persons 9


zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronicle of events passing by (Austria) Inside a friendly man tells of the observations of evolutionary biology, while outside life is passing by: “chronicle of events passing by” is a timely, artistic involvement with the urban, a live documentary about living things. While the audience inside the former shop premises of “Spiegel Lachmaier” on Annenstrasse hears a talk and sound Tickets 60 collage on events taking place on the sichern! Min. street, outside a choreography develops, which blends in with what is incidentally happening in public, and events take place that are not aware of actually being events. A co-production in collaboration with the IN SITU European network for artistic creation in public space Monday 29/07 till Friday 02/08. in each case at 11.00 am & 5.00 pm, Annenstraße 49, Recommended from age 15! On Friday 02/08 at 11.00 am Performance in English Tickets: € 20,– Regular Price / € 18,– Ö1 Club / € 15,– Reduced Barrier-free access!: € 15,– wheelchair users / € 10,– accompanying persons

Willi Dorner (Austria) fitting With his choreographic works exploring the relationship between body and urban space, Willi Dorner has already been hosted in artistic and urban contexts all over the world. Toggling between performance and installation, “fitting” continues this involvement against a background of increasing restrictions and changes in our cities. Free 50 How can we make public spaces accesEntry! Min. sible? How does the city change, how do inhabitants react to those changes and to what extent can such transformations be influenced? “fitting” intervenes performatively in the city landscape, latching onto it and building into it. Thursday 01/08 till Saturday 03/08* *For every event 100 interested people will receive information about venue and time by SMS. Register on www.meinlastrada.at or send a text message reading "Fit" to +43 (0) 676 800 858 800 10


Jeschek, Oberkanins, Reyes, Kugler Die Gratellis (Austria) 90 Min.

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In the beginning, Franko Gratelli suffered a bitter fate: three women left him the moment they learned of each other – and each of them presented him with their common daughter. Bernd Jeschek’s whimsical musical comedy tells the story of this “poor” man, who has made it from a vacuum cleaner representative to a brilliant career in show business, after having hit on the profitable idea of having his three girls demonstrate their dancing ability with the “vacuum cleaner song”. Vibraphones, ukuleles, xylophones, choral singing, jazz, musical, opera, drama, poetry, fun and deadly seriousness are but a few of the elements that bring the life of the Gratellis alive on stage. And Ingrid Oberkanins, Monica Reyes and Johanna Kugler, as furious performers, musicians and singers, see to it that it becomes clear to everybody why the Gratellis’ career simply could not be stopped. A whimsical musical comedy which only life itself can invent and which is tailor-made for the new La Strada venue the Lesliehof courtyard at the Joanneum Universal Museum.

Monday 29/07 till Wednesday 31/07 in each case at 8.30 pm, Lesliehof, Courtyard at the Joanneum Quarter Tickets: € 25,– Regular Price / € 22,50 Ö1 Club / € 20,– Reduced Barrier-free access!: € 15,– wheelchair users / € 10,– accompanying persons 11


Reinhard Ziegerhofer (Austria) faces of a restless spirit 75 Min.

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What is the perfect place to stage a musical piece about understanding, faith and religion? Exactly – and that is also why Reinhard Ziegerhofer’s staged fragment of oratorios “faces of a restless spirit” is performed in the St. Andrä Kirche church in Graz. Priest Hermann Glettler is making this place of ecclesiastical and contemporary art available to the project of the Styrian artist – thus creating space for the two angels who venture a fugal dance to the sounds of violin and double bass, as well as for the female priest who, staggering between dogma and doubt, fashions a bridge of events consisting of texts and music. Under the direction of Dorothee Steinbauer, melodies, rhythms, sounds, symbols, gestures and words encounter each other here, while music beguiles us into allowing thoughts to be expressed loudly and into creating scopes of action that turn into a point of intersection between different mindsets, cultures and religious orientations. A Coproduction by La Strada Graz.

Monday 29/07 till Wednesday 31/07 in each case at 9.00 pm, St. Andrä-Church Tickets: € 20,– Regular price / € 18,– Ö1 Club / € 15,– Reduced Barrier-free access! € 8,– wheelchair users / € 4,– accompanying persons 12


programme overview

International Festival of street art and puppet theatre 26th July – 3rd August 2013 www.lastrada.at

Programme : Tickets : Service Everything at a glance


PROGRAMMe overview

Friday, 26th July 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4

Saturday, 27th July 11.00am Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Lendplatz / 20’ / P.6 11.00am Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Karmeliterplatz / 45’ / P.6 3.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell MURPARK / 20’ / P.6 5.00pm Atempo Circ Atempo Hauptplatz / 60’ / P.7 5.00pm Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Karmeliterplatz / 45’ / P.6 7.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Freiheitsplatz / 20’ / P.6 from Open Dance 7.00pm TANGO: Trio Infernal & DJane Vesna Kaiserfeldgasse / P.21 7.30pm Kabinetttheater Kurzer Rede langer Sinn *25/20 Dom im Berg / 75’ / P.9 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 9.00pm Atempo Circ Atempo Hauptplatz / 60’ / P.7

Starting points for mobile theatre

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INFO

Those interested can receive information about Willi Dorner’s venue and time via SMS. Please register on www.meinlastrada.at or send a text message reading “Fit” to +43 (0) 676 800 858 800.

Sunday, 28th July 11.00am Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Burggarten / 20’ / P.6 11.00am Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Karmeliterplatz / 45’ / P.6 5.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Volksgarten / 20’ / P.6 5.00pm Atempo Circ Atempo Hauptplatz / 60’ / P.7 5.00pm Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Karmeliterplatz / 45’ / P.6 7.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Griesplatz / 20’ / P.6 from Open Dance 7.00pm SAMBA & SALSA: Edison Tadeu da Silva Kaiserfeldgasse / P.21 7.30pm Kabinetttheater Kurzer Rede langer Sinn *25/20 Dom im Berg / 75’ / P.9 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 9.00pm Atempo Circ Atempo Hauptplatz / 60’ / P.7 Theinert, Mitterer 9.00pm Klammer, Der Spaß ist aus, das Spiel beginnt! Herz-Jesu-Church / 45’ / P.8

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Entrance fee: regular price / reduced Ö1 Club members receive 10 % discount on regular price.

** single price *** Times for Mischief La-Bas: AM: 10.00 | 10.20 | 10.40 | 11.00 | 11.20 | 11.40 | 12.00 PM: 4.00 | 4.20 | 4.40 | 5.00 | 5.20 | 5.40 | 6.00


Monday, 29th July 11.00am Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Karmeliterplatz / 45’ / P.6 11.00am Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 5.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Tummelplatz / 20’ / P.6 5.00pm Décor Sonore Urbaphonix MURPARK / 45’ / P.6 5.00pm Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 7.00pm Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Kaiserfeldgasse / 20’ / P.6 from Open Dance 7.00pm The CiTollConnection Kaiserfeldgasse / P.21 7.30pm Kabinetttheater Kurzer Rede langer Sinn *25/20 Dom im Berg / 75’ / P.9 8.30pm Jeschek, Oberkanins, Reyes, Kugler Die Gratellis *25/20 Lesliehof / 90’ / P.11 9.00pm Reinhard Ziegerhofer Faces of a restless spirit *20/15 St. Andrä-Church / 75’ / P.12

La Strada in Leibnitz 11.00am Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Schloss Seggau / 60’ / P.15 11.00am Blaas of Glory Highway to Hell Hauptplatz/Kirche / 20’ / P.6 5.00pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Hauptplatz/Rathaus / 60’ / P.15

Tuesday, 30th July from

10.00am Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 11.00am Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 from

4.00pm Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 5.00pm zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 5.00pm Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 8.30pm Jeschek, Oberkanins, Reyes, Kugler Die Gratellis *25/20 Lesliehof / 90’ / P.11 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 9.00pm Reinhard Ziegerhofer Faces of a restless spirit *20/15 St. Andrä-Church / 75’ / P.12

La Strada in Weiz 5.00pm United Puppets Das Rotkäppchen Kunsthaus Weiz / 45’ / P.18 6.00pm Décor Sonore Urbaphonix Kunsthaus-Passage pedestrian area / 45’ / P.6 7.00pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Bismarckgasse / 60’ / P.15 9.00pm Barolosolo Ile Ô Bismarckplatz / 35’ / P.15

La Strada in Leibnitz 3.00pm Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Schloss Seggau / 45’ / P.19


Wednesday, 31st July from

10.00am Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 11.00am Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 from

4.00pm Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 5.00pm Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe MURPARK / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 8.30pm Jeschek, Oberkanins, Reyes, Kugler Die Gratellis *25/20 Lesliehof / 90’ / P.11 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 9.00pm Reinhard Ziegerhofer Faces of a restless spirit *20/15 St. Andrä-Church / 75’ / P.12

La Strada in Stainz 11.00am Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Rauch-Hof Stainz / 45’ / P.19 6.00pm Décor Sonore Urbaphonix

Thursday, 1st August from

10.00am Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 11.00am Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am Les Zanimos Un petit bal de rien du tout MURPARK / 45’ / P.19 11.00am United Puppets Das Rotkäppchen *16/11 Dom im Berg / 45’ / P.18 11.00am zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 from

4.00pm Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 4.00pm United Puppets Das Rotkäppchen *16/11 Dom im Berg / 45’ / P.18 5.00pm Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 7.00pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Eisernes Tor / 60’ / P.15 7.30pm Cirque Inextremiste Extrêmités CAT Helmut-List-Halle / 60’ / P.14 8.00pm The 7 Fingers Traces CAT Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 9.15pm Rara Woulib Deblozay

Rathausplatz / 45’ / P.6 7.30pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa

INFO

Rathausplatz / 60’ / P.15 9.00pm Barolosolo Ile Ô Bahnhofspark / 35’ / P.15

Mühlgasse/Volksgartenstraße 120’ / P.13 Willi Dorner Fitting / 50’ / P.10

CAT

The 7 Fingers “Traces” Category 1: € 48,– Regular price / € 43,– Ö1 Club /Reduced Category 2: € 42,– Regular price / € 37,– Ö1 Club /Reduced Category 3: € 36,– Regular price / € 31,– Ö1 Club /Reduced

Cirque Inextremiste “Extrêmités” Category 1: € 32,– Regular price / € 28,50 Ö1 Club / € 27,– Reduced Category 2: € 29,– Regular price / € 26,– Ö1 Club / € 24,– Reduced Category 3: € 25,– Regular price / € 22,50 Ö1 Club / € 20,– Reduced


Friday, 2nd August from

10.00am Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 11.00am Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Eisernes Tor / 60’ / P.15 11.00am United Puppets Das Rotkäppchen *16/11 Dom im Berg / 45’ / P.18 11.00am zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 English Version! from

4.00pm Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 4.00pm United Puppets Das Rotkäppchen *16/11 Dom im Berg / 45’ / P.18 5.00pm Barolosolo Ile Ô Hauptplatz / 35’ / P.15 5.00pm Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm zweite liga für kunst und kultur chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse *20/15 Annenstraße 49 / 60’ / P.10 7.00pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa

7.30pm CAT

8.00pm CAT

9.00pm 9.00pm

9.15pm

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Saturday, 3rd August from

10.00am Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 11.00am Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 11.00am Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa Eisernes Tor / 60’ / P.15 from

4.00pm Mischief La-Bas*** The Zoo **3 Augarten / 40’ / P.16 5.00pm Theater auf der Zitadelle Die Steinsuppe Lesliehof / 45’ / P.19 5.00pm Barolosolo Ile Ô Hauptplatz / 35’ / P.15 5.00pm Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa

7.30pm CAT

9.00pm 9.00pm

10.00pm **15

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Herrengasse/Stempfergasse 60’ / P.15 Cirque Inextremiste Extrêmités Helmut-List-Halle / 60’ / P.14 The 7 Fingers Traces Opernhaus Graz / 90’ / P.4 Barolosolo Ile Ô Hauptplatz / 35’ / P.15 Groupenfonction The Playground Sports field at Grünanger 60’ / P.17 Rara Woulib Deblozay Mühlgasse/Volksgartenstraße 120’ / P.13 Willi Dorner Fitting / 50’ / P.10

Herrengasse/Stempfergasse 60’ / P.15 Cirque Inextremiste Extrêmités Helmut-List-Halle / 60’ / P.14 Barolosolo Ile Ô Hauptplatz / 35’ / P.15 Groupenfonction The Playground Sports field at Grünanger 60’ / P.17 Finale Party with Lenins Wheelchair Lesliehof / P.20 Willi Dorner Fitting / 50’ / P.10

Information about time and venue see INFO

Shows especially for children

Indoor theatre shows

Indoor shows at special locations


Service : tickets : Information

La Strada Ticket Hotline

Info & advance ticket sales Tel. +43 (0)720 733 748 or ticket@lastrada.at Ticket bookings made by telephone are to be paid by credit card. LA STRADA Ticket office

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Kaiserfeldgasse 22 Opening times: as of 1st July Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm / Sa 9am - 1pm as of 15th July daily 10am - 7pm Advance ticket sales

Graz Tourismus: Herrengasse 16, 8010 Graz / Opening times: daily 10am - 6pm oeticket sales points all over Austria: www.oeticket.com Kleine Zeitung ticketing: Tel.+43 (0)316 871 871 11 Close of advance sales / remaining tickets

For each event at 3 pm. For sold-out performances a waiting list will be set up when the evening box office opens (1 hour before the performance begins). From 15 minutes before the performance begins, any remaining tickets will be allocated in the order of the waiting list. One ticket will be given per person. Prior reservation is not possible. Wheelchair places

When indicated, venues have authorised wheelchair places or barrier-free access. Wheelchair places can be ordered in writing or by telephone via the La Strada ticket hotline and all advance ticket sales points. Admission for latecomers

Please note that latecomers sometimes cannot be admitted, depending on the production. Reduction

Schoolchildren, students, senior citizens, Ă–1 Club and Spark7 members, annual ticket or half-year ticket holders of Holding Graz Linien public transport and season ticket holders of Freizeit Graz GmbH (with valid ID). La Strada Family package

Our special family package is available at all advance ticket sales points and at the La Strada ticket office but not online. More informaion on www.lastrada.at under the relevant programme details. Graz – General Information

Website of the City of Graz / www.graz.at Graz Tourismus / www.graztourismus.at / +43 (0) 316 8075-0 Hotel bookings / www.graztourismus.at Online transport timetable / www.busbahnbim.at Holding Graz pub. transport / www.holding-graz.at/linien / +43 (0)316 887 4224 Austrian Railways / www.oebb.at / +43 05 1717 Taxi 878 | www.taxi878.at / +43 (0) 316 878 Hertz Car Rental / www.hertz.at / +43 (0) 316 825 007


Compagnie Rara Woulib (France) Deblozay 120 Min.

Free Entry!

Compagnie Rara Woulib takes its audience on a two-kilometre long walk, covering the entire city. The journey, together with 26  young French artists and a 30-strong choir, begins in Volksgarten park, passes through unfamiliar areas of the city to end with a celebration in a place that is undergoing major transformation. The creative process, which comes into being along the way, will be shared with up to 400 people participating in the procession; what is displayed here is magic that often remains unseen in everyday life and results from the city’s past in interaction with its relatives from history. “Deblozay” – chaos in Creole – is a charming and inspiring journey across the memories of the city – on which it would be better to embark in comfortable shoes.

Thursday 01/08

9.15 pm

Starting point: Corner Mühlgasse / Volksgartenstraße

Friday 01/08

9.15 pm

Starting point: Corner Mühlgasse / Volksgartenstraße

We recommend comfortable shoes! After the show there is the possibility of using a shuttle bus for free from the ultimate destination to Jakominiplatz square. With the friendly assistance of Holding Graz! 13


Cirque InExtremiste (France) Extrêmités 60 Min.

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The search for balance and trust, the challenge of being constantly in tune with the tiniest movement of someone else and one’s own weight, existing in a world that is threatened by collapse at every moment: “Cirque Inextremiste” captivates its audience with calm, extreme acrobatics. Gas bottles, on which plain ash boards seesaw, are perfectly sufficient to take your breath away. Three men, one of them in a wheelchair, take their audience on a journey to a world where every movement is capable of causing the collapse of the entire system, where three individuals can only win their fight against gravity through interaction. They will also reveal how this works in the course of workshops in which, in ideal circumstances, an adult and a child are invited to participate in pairs. More Information on www.lastrada.at Thursday 01/08 till Saturday 03/08 Helmut-List-Halle, in each case at 07.30 pm Category 1: € 32,– Regular Price / € 28,50 Ö1 Club / € 27,– Reduced Category 2: € 29,– Regular Price / € 26,– Ö1 Club / € 24,– Reduced Category 3: € 25,– Regular Price / € 22,50 Ö1 Club / € 20,– Reduced Barrier-free access! € 15,– wheelchair Users / € 10,– accompanying persons Tram lines 1, 6, 7, Stop: Waagner-Biro-Straße (walking distance: 13 min.) With the friendly assistance of Kleine Zeitung 14


Fondazione Pontedera Teatro Lisboa (Italy) Free 60 Entry! Min. When Italian artists ramble through the city singing and equipped with bicycles and drums, in order to render homage to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa in search of his home town Lisbon, things get colourful and poetic. The eleven artists and singers of Pontedera Teatro visit shops, appear on balconies, climb church steeples, allow melancholic Portuguese songs to resound on squares – and return the city to its inhabitants as something quite different from what they experience every day.

Monday 29/07 Monday 29/07 Tuesday 30/07 Wednesday 31/07 Thursday 01/08 Friday 02/08 Saturday 03/08

11.00 am 5.00 pm 7.00 pm 7.30 pm 7.00 pm 11.00 am 07.00 pm 11.00 am 07.00 pm

Schloss Seggau Hauptplatz / Rathaus Leibnitz Bismarckgasse Weiz Rathausplatz Stainz Eisernes Tor Eisernes Tor Herrengasse / Stempfergasse Eisernes Tor Herrengasse / Stempfergasse

BaroloSolo (France) Île O Free 35 Min. Entry! A small water kiosk, two circus artists and the big question of whether to wet your feet or not – this combination provides for 35 minutes of cheerful chaos and fascinating acrobatics, when Mathieu Levavasseur and William Valet of Barolosolo put on their swimwear. But they won’t let matters rest here because the story revolving around a water lover and someone afraid of water, who both support each other in overcoming their life’s troubles, is a highly sensitive musical performance too. One that is nonetheless marvellously refreshing.

Tuesday 30/07 Wednesday 31/07 Friday 02/08 Saturday 03/08

09.00 pm 09.00 pm 5.00 & 9.00 pm 5.00 & 9.00 pm

Bismarckplatz Weiz Bahnhofspark Stainz Hauptplatz Hauptplatz 15


Mischief La-bas (Great Britain) The Zoo 40 Min.

20' Introduction 20' Guided tour

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Professor Hildeberg has discovered phenomenal creatures in the Antarctic, and now they can be admired in Graz! Anyone venturing into the mysterious container at Augarten park is first handed safety equipment, prior to being guided through the wonderful exhibition with its hibernating animals. Gretchen Pankhurst accompanies the zoo visitors throughout their encounters with Arctic hedgehogs, seal bats and the Igaloopalus turtle, which are kept in “thermal vivaria”, that is fridges. The artists of Mischief La-Bas allow us to discover animals that have never before been seen by mankind, informing us with their invented science of a fictitious world and sharpening our consciousness for how we enter our world. But professor Hilderberg himself cannot be with us, he is carrying out research in the Antarctic and never travels with the zoo.

Tuesday 30/7 till Saturday 3/8, opening: in the morning starting at 10am and in the afternoon starting at 4pm. Opening times in Augarten park are as follows: AM: 10.00 | 10.20 | 10.40 | 11.00 | 11.20 | 11.40 | 12.00 PM: 16.00 | 16.20 | 16.40 | 17.00 | 17.20 | 17.40 | 18.00 Tickets: € 3,– 16


GroupenFonction (France) The Playground 60 Min.

Free Entry!

They meet between the end of the day and the beginning of the night and live in the spaces in between: intermediary stages between age groups, places, performers and the audience, who are invited to contribute to this artistic process. For the artists of French “Groupen­ fonction” it is about the democratic process in our society, about ideas of how to do things together, about the inclusion of places in the city where culture otherwise scarcely takes place, and about how we deal with each other. The path that leads there involves the story of eight individuals who come together at their playground to dance, play, dream and love – and which, in its strong artistic form, invites people to pass through a metamorphosis and to reconsider how they would like to treat their city and have new landscapes created for them.

Friday 02/08 9.00 pm Saturday 03/08 9.00 pm Recommended from age 15!

Sports field at Grünanger Sports field at Grünanger

The sports park “am Grünanger” can be reached easily by bus no. 34 (stop: Dr.-Plochl-Straße) or by bike heading south on the Murradweg bike path shortly after the “Seifenfabrik” building. 17


Especially for kids United Puppets (Germany) Little Red Riding Hood 45 Min.

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“Goodness, what big eyes you have!” In this Little Red Riding Hood production by United Puppets not only the wicked wolf's eyes are supersized but also the little spectators' eyes grow really big. The Berlin ensemble electrifies with its puppet theatre in the true sense of the word; the hand puppets, which, in a dimmed room, cast this well-known Grimm fairy tale in a new form, have shaggy bodies and their heads are glowing light bulbs. Here, hunter Karl is ablaze with intense green and the female protagonist, of course, with warm red, the narrative tradition of children’s theatre being combined with modern sound and light effects. Directed by Mario Hohmann, Pierre Schäfer and Melanie Sowa lend their personages character, with distinct pitches dialects and free of technological intervention, and the expert audience passionately boos the wicked wolf off stage – light-emitting diode eyes aside! Tuesday 30/07 5.00 pm, Kunsthaus Weiz Thursday 01/08 and Friday 02/08 in each case at 11.00 am & 4.00 pm, Dom im Berg, Recommended from age 4! Tickets: € 16,– Regular price / € 14,– Ö1 Club / € 11,– Reduced Barrier-free access! € 8,– wheelchair users / € 4,– accompanying persons With the friendly assistance of Holding Graz and the Kleine Zeitung newspaper. 18


Especially for kids Les Zanimos (France) Un petit Bal de rien du tout Free 45 Entry! Min. Assembly work has not been completed yet and the performance is already getting started! And what a great, vivid performance it is when the Tcherkatrova family invites to its “Un petit bal de rien du tout”, its “small ball of nothing at all”. The actors of flesh and blood, fabric and paper sing and play and dance, letting dreams and clothes fly and marionettes fall in love. With humour and poetry, “Les Zanimos” address themes such as otherness, tolerance and age – whilst not forgetting love.

Monday 29/07 Tuesday 30/07 Wednesday 31/07 Thursday 01/08

11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00 am

Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater MURPARK

Neuer Spielort

Recommended from age 6! With the friendly assistance of Holding Graz

Especially for kids Theater Zitadelle (Germany) Steinsuppe 45 Min.

Free Entry!

When the hen has an old wolf over, the other animals of the village stop by, just to be on the safe side! The pig, duck, sheep and billy goat don’t want to miss out on simply sitting in, while the stranger is preparing something as strange as the mysterious stone soup. That evening all sensitivities towards each other are forgotten – until the wolf departs the next day, taking the soup stone with him once again ... insights into a rural idyll for theatre fans between 5 and 105. Tuesday 30/07 Wednesday 31/07 Wednesday 31/07 Thursday 01/08 Friday 02/08 Saturday 03/08

3.00 pm 11.00 am 5.00 pm 11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00am & 5.00pm 11.00am & 5.00pm

Schloss Seggau Rauch-Hof STAINZ Neuer Spielort MURPARK Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater Lesliehof in Joanneum Quater

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La Strada Finale Party With LENINs WHEELCHAIR (Austria) Reserve Tickets!

“All good things must come to an end” – this is also true for La Strada. In order for the end to be as colourful, vivid and beautiful as the festival itself, for this year’s finale party Wolfgang Temmel’s sound collective “Lenins Wheelchair” will perform in Lesliehof courtyard. Here the entire team and friends of La Strada will enjoy this uninhibited proletariat of chords, so to speak, which, by its own account, “strikes up many-faceted intertonal sounds with everything, lying between blues and hillbilly, free jazz and atonal sound masses, that has ever reached the human ear.” When it comes to the joint finale, Wolfgang Temmel’s ukulele, Kurt Bauer’s violin, Leonore Hollauf’s bass, Gerhard Neubauer’s guitar and Anne Weinhardt’s drums reach the human ear with grand virtuosity – adding up to an invitation to dance along, to let go and to enjoy. The time for the collective to start work and for everyone else to party is 10pm.

Saturday 03/08 at 10.00 pm, Lesliehof at Joanneum Quarter Entry from 9.00 pm, Tickets: € 15,– single price

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OPEN DANCE Trio Infernal | Edison Tadeu da Silva The CiTollConnection Eintritt FREI!

La Strada asks people for a dance, blocks traffic and completely changes the rhythm of the city for three days. In collaboration with "Tango-Baustelle Graz" an air of Buenos Aires will waft on the first evening over the city, when tango is the dance of the night, enabling Graz people to practice sensual rock steps under professional guidance and with live music performed by Christian Bakanic and his Trio Infernal. The pace will be slightly faster on the second evening, when samba and salsa are next up on the agenda, and when Edison Tadeu da Silva allows Caribbean flair and Cuban groove to diffuse through the city. And things will get downright Styrian on the third evening, when Resi Härtel and The CiTollConnection bring to the street modern Styrian dance music to which people can dance with hints of tradition whilst whirling around under the trees. Once this outdoor entertainment is over, it will continue in Café Kaiserfeld – presumably not altogether silently. On three evenings in Kaiserfeldgasse in collaboration with Tango-Baustelle 7.30 pm Start Dj-Line | Live music from 9.00 pm (see below) Saturday, 27/07

TANGO: Trio Infernal & DJane Vesna

Kaiserfeldgasse

Sunday, 28/07

SAMBA & SALSA: Edison Tadeu da Silva

Kaiserfeldgasse

Monday, 29/07

The CiTollConnection

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pr e sen ts

CirQue NoËl * * circus in stories in Gr a z

19th December 2013 – 6th January 2014 * Orpheum GRAZ *

When nights are closing in again, circus stories will once again be hosted at the Orpheum in Graz. In the context of “Cirque Noël” stories will be told in an outstanding manner: completely without language and therefore in a universally comprehensible way. Since the foundation of “Cirque Noël” in 2008, La Strada has successfully pursued the goal of featuring both a high-class and an entertaining programme at Christmas time in Graz, which accommodates all artistic facets from drama, via dance, live music and acrobatics through to puppet theatre.

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We thank for the friendly cooperation: Weiz, Stainz, Leibnitz, Schloss Seggau La Strada is Co-Organiser of the European Street Art Network IN-SITU:

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La Strada is an event produced by die ORGANISATION in collaboration with Graz Tourismus. Publisher: ARGE La Strada, Opernring 12, 8010 Graz, AUSTRIA © La Strada 2013 / Photos: Pressematerial der Gruppen Page 20: Shutterstock, Page 12: M.Gföllner, Cover: Lisa Rastl Design: die ORGANISATION & taska.at Repro + print: Medienfabrik Graz Translation: Susanne Baumann-Cox Subject to change, errors and misprints without notice. Artistic direction & Management: Werner Schrempf Communication & Management: Dagmar Mayerl-Reinprecht Technical Management: Thomas Mayerl PR & Press: Steffi Obrist / Artistic Assistance: Noémie Fonteneau Tickets: Mareike Kalcher / Staff: Birgit Logar / EDP: Bernard Koschat


Festival La Strada Graz 2013