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Recap: Romeo and Juliet in Kampala





Intercultural encounters that see eye to eye, a workshop and performance concept for young audiences: 6 weeks, 6 schools in NRW, 6 artists, 9 performances, 120 pupils and their teachers – the Ugandan-German co-production "Romeo and Juliet in Kampala" became an adaptation for a young audience in 2021, reinterpreting the familiar place that is school.

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Recap: Fear & Identity





Over a period of five days, the art-lab fear & identity brought together 50 artists from Palestine and Germany as well as several international guests in digital space. There was discussion, debate and artistic research on the complex topics of fear and identity. The question of whether international cultural work is even possible in times of non-mobility can now be confidently answered with "Yes!"

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Palestine


Partner Culture 2020



Whether in Haifa, New York, Amman, London, Beirut or Berlin - today, Palestinians live in all these cities and their countries. Due to historical developments and ever-recurring disagreements, the Palestinians have become almost a homeless and widely scattered nation. The remaining autonomous areas are rich in (sad) history and have one thing in common today: a depressing everyday life in a crisis-ridden situation.

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Enchanting performances in Uganda: Romeo and Juliet in Kampala 

The rehearsal time was over, the first performances in Cologne and Dusseldorf were successfull and the main part of the team traveled back home to Uganda.Now the first series of performances of "Romeo and Juliet in Kampala" took place in Uganda. For this purpose Viola Hilbing and Simon Eifeler from Bridgeworks traveled from Germany to the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Casting in Uganda: Romeo and Juliet in Kampala

We spent much of yesterday searching for our "Romeo" and "Juliet" for our Ugandan Version of William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet". And in my life, every opportunity for me is for learning. Well we got an opportunity to get a feel of how "Romeo and Juliet" sounds in some of our local languages like Luganda, Runyoro, Rutooro, Rukiga, Runyankole, and Nigeria's Ibo. 

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Research Visit: Jerusalem

For three weeks, Felix Banholzer and Simon Eifeler travel to Jerusalem to meet theaters, cultural institutions and artists, to attend musical dance and theater performances, and to develop a feeling for the structure.

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art-lab 2018: Kampala, Uganda

Our first art-lab in Kampala, Uganda was a great success. Over a period of two weeks we were able to bring 12 Ugandan and 9 German participants to the art-lab. We were able to present the result of the art-lab, the production "Shades" 3 times in Kampala in front of about 500 people. The whole project was professionally documented by Patrick Waldmann, and the music department was able to compile, compose and record a total of six songs over the period. 

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Music video: Der ich bin

Parallel to the bridgeworks art-lab 2018 in Kampala, the band Otto Normal, represented by Pete Stöcklin and Sebastian Scheipers, shot the music video for their new song "Der ich bin". After the art-lab, musicians, participants and members of the breakdance project uganda met for a joint video shoot. 

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