Documentary theatre about South-Atlantic expedition
The project tells the story of the first German Atlantic expedition in 1925 - 27 when flow conditions of the South-Atlantic were explored for the first time on 13 ship crossings between America and Africa.
Nowadays a third research vessel called METEOR is crossing the ocean to research upon maritime habitats and its influence on our climate. Author and director Jens-Erwin Siemssen went on board of the modern ship in December 2016, to accompany the scientists at their research on the South- African offshore. The impressions of the expedition contribute to the documentary theatre play, which will be performed this summer with the Oceanblue Train at several train stations in Germany. The train will be converted into the research vessel METEOR and staged by actors and musicians.
METEOR premiers on the 11th of May 2017, staged among the buildings of DSM in Bremerhaven. After try-outs in Geesenseth, the staged-on-wheels premier of METEOR will be in Wilhelmshaven on the 27th of Mai, further locations are among others: Hamburg, Hannover, Göttingen, Berlin and Frankfurt/Oder.
The project will be realized in cooperation with Das Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven, with the friendly support of das Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within the context of Wissenschaftsjahre 2016*17 Meere und Ozeane.
Milions of Syrians are on the run. But what do we know about our new neighbours? About the conflict, the culture, the history and today's everyday reality in Syria? The artist group Das Letzte Kleinod lets the affected persons themselves speak and stages, in cooperation with refugees and actors, a documentary play about the civil war in Syria, . Interviews will be staged, telling about the daily life before - and during wartime, as well as the personal motivation to flee from your country.
SHIPPING CONTAINERS tours through the greater Cuxhaven area. Five accessible sea containers on railwaywaggons are the scenery for the life stories of war refugees.
The premiere takes place on September 12, 2017 in Geestenseth, further performances follow in Bad Bederkesa and Cuxhaven.
Documentary theatre about climate change
December 2016. A flood, caused by a grave storm, raged nearby the East Frisian Islands, pulling four containers loaded with timber of a wrecked ship into the sea. They washed up on the shore of Spiekeroog island. The shipping company donated the stranded goods to be the scenery for a documentary-theatre piece about climate change.
Staging STURMFLUT, Das Letzte Kleinod takes up probably the most important subject of the Nort Sea coast. Climatologists predict that substantial parts of the unique landscapes will dissapear with the rising sea level. The theatre asks about the relation of the coastal inhabitants to the raging force of nature, investigates reports, historical anecdotes and new perspectives.
STURMFLUT is based on these investigations and will be performed during the stormy season in the winter of 2017/18. The premiere takes place on November 11, 2017 on the Northcoast island Spiekeroog and continues the tour with it's Oceanblue Train on stations in Bremervörde, Bremerhaven, Bad Bederkesa and Geestenseth.