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  • Full Spin - 6 International Physical Theatre Festival Essen


13.–17.10.2021 → Maschinenhaus Essen // Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster

13.–24.10.2021 → Digital: Live // On Demand

Since 2012 the biennial FULL SPIN Festival has brought local and international physical artists together. Newcomers perform alongside renowned theatre companies, as experimental and networking formats pose current and pressing questions about the relationship between the body and digitality. The sixth edition of FULL SPIN presents live performances in Essen and Münster and, for the first time, on the World Wide Web: Most of the performances will be streamed live and/or available as video on demand.


Before the Festival begins, the FULL SPIN Research Residency offers selected physical artists the possibil-ity of independent research, free from the pressure of production, in cooperation with the Theater im Pumpenhaus. This year Otto Calmeijer Meijburg and Storm Vogel will research the ‘dangerous body’ through song, dance and play. Their starting point: their own experiences as transpeople and their conversations with those whose lives habe been particularly impacted by the Corona lockdowns. The residency will be filmed.


“Body-Worlds in Physical Theatre” offers a platform for joint research in cooperation with the Folkwang University of the Arts’ Physical Theatre Department. In physical theatre both artistic outcomes as well as creative production processes take on various forms. The term “devising” refers to the collective-collaborative process of developing new work for the stage independent of dramatic templates. How do the various stations and turning points of devising artists’ biographies influence their artistic work? Through interviews with the festival’s performers and group discussions, nine scholars will explore commonalities, differences and possible conclusions.

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