The Festival

From 3 to 10 November 2010 the Kulturamt der Stadt Münster and the Staedtische Buehnen, along with the NRW KULTURsekretariat, will present the first HALBSTARK festival. With its exciting and spectacular productions this new theatre festival is aimed at children and teenagers between the ages of 9 and 13. Under the artistic direction of Dutch director Silvia Andringa, it will present productions from Germany, Holland, Belgium and Denmark.

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Theatre Festival assumes Perspective of 'Halbstarke'

Be it play, dance- or musical theatre, the eleven national and international productions selected reflect the themes and dreams of their audience. The stories are about the true and untrue, the funny and the sad, the philosophical and the entertaining. And they are often also about the development of the self.

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Mentoring Classes

HALBSTARK is seeking to involve theatre professionals and audiences in an intensive dialogue. Since September 2010 children from 11 mentoring classes have been involved in a special exchange with the festival ensembles.

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Aus dem Programm

Moses muss singen [Moses Has To Sing] -
Staedtische Buehnen Muenster (D)

Moses the stutterer receives a mission from God to lead the oppressed Israelite people out of Egypt. But Moses refuses, because he knows he's not a good speaker. The people don't find the idea that bad though - and if Moses can't speak then he'll just have to sing. Moses doesn't fit the role of a leader and he refuses again. Only when God gets his brother Aaron on side does he venture in front of the pharaoh. But the conversation with the pharaoh keeps going wrong, which leads to tough consequences for the Israelites. The people can no longer look forward to the promise of freedom, because with each of Moses' failures in front of the pharaoh, they are risking increasingly severe punishments…
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HALBSTARK wants to shine out into the region and neighbouring states with its international productions. The NRW KULTURsekretariat Wuppertal is offering its member cities selected festival productions for the up-coming season.

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