Bad Kissingen Future Lab

During the Kissinger Sommer 2017 we have already realised a small piece of the future. Students of all schools have presented their version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” onto the stage of the Kurtheater. The fact that it all came together as an enjoyable, professional production is thanks to great engagement of many teachers from Bad Kissingen. This success encourages us to go one step beyond in 2018. Based on Erik Saties “realistic ballet” (as he called it), titled Parade, we go back to 1917, design our own costumes, combine the salon music of Erik Satie with Chanson’s and modern ideas and construct our own story to go with it.

100 years ago, the performance was a true joint effort in Paris, where important avant-garde artists such as Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso came together. It was the beginning of multimedia music theatre.

Titania, du lass Musik beginnen ©Sonja Werner

We use the open nature of this “Gesamtkunstwerk” and create our own work with it: new texts are written, together with Berlin-based video artist Michael Carstens we design a moving scenery, the Kurochester Bad Kissingen and other professional artists play together with the students. Lea Fink of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will oversee the project. Luise Kautz will again be our director. Will there be another scandal, like in Paris?

The young musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra will perform an exclusive student concert for us on the 9th of July 2018 at 11 AM. Some of the orchestra’s musicians will meet with the students in advance to prepare the moderation for the concert. If you are interested in moderating, please contact Erna Buscham.

For children ages 5-8 there is the Musical Paper Chase on the 16th of June 2018.

Additional workshops and visits can be planned if needed.

We already want to draw attention to our Student Manager Project in autumn of 2018. By working together with the TONALi music competition we train students to be concert managers. With the help of two workshops and the Kissinger Sommer, we help students from Bad Kissingen and the surrounding area to organise one concert in their school and at the beginning of November a final concert in the Rossini-Saal, respectively.


Contact of the Future Lab:

Kissinger Sommer
Erna Buscham
Im Luitpoldpark 1
97688 Bad Kissingen

Tel.: +49 971 807-1101
Fax: +49 971 807-1119