Every 2 years the SCHÖNE AUSSICHT (Bright View) festival in Stuttgart focuses on international and Baden-Württemberg children's and youth theatres for one week. Extraordinary performances from Europe and abroad are presented to the public, both theatre people and young audiences, to show the amazing variety of theatre arts for children and adolescents. Since 2004, the festival has been organised and curated by Junges Ensemble Stuttgart (JES), the city’s children's and youth theatre, since its opening one of the most renowned theatres for young audiences in Germany.
At the 8th Schöne Aussicht international children's and youth theatre festival in 2012, selected ensembles from Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and South Africa show theatre and dance productions, performances and installations of high quality and in this way give an overview of the state of the art in children’s and youth theatre in an international context.
The Belgian companies performing at Schöne Aussicht are Nevski Prospekt, Studio ORKA, Compagnie Ea Eo, Nat Gras, KOPERGIETERY and Campo/Gob Squad.
Over the last 10 years SCHÖNE AUSSICHT has become the major international festival for children’s and youth theatre in Germany.
Along with the international programme, ten theatre companies from Baden-Württemberg show their latest productions and discuss them with other theatre professionals. The week's programme is completed with workshops and open discussions about children’s and youth theatre, its aims and latest developments. This festival is also distinguished by the fact that the encounters and conversations between the participating groups are an integral part of the programme. These kinds of “work meetings” enable exchanges that are inspirational and valuable to all.
16 - 24 June 2012
Several locations in Stuttgart, Germany