Retrospective of the performing arts field trip to Frankfurt
Continuing its efforts to connect the Luxembourg performing arts sector with those of neighbouring countries, Kultur | lx has organised a second scouting trip to Frankfurt, on the other bank of the Rhine, following its trip to Mainz in March 2022.
The trip, which was organised from 30 June to 2 July, coincided with the opening of the triennial festival Theater der Welt, Germany’s biggest international festival, which was held in Frankfurt this year.
The German system, which is essentially made up of theatres operating their own ensembles, offers few opportunities to host Luxembourg productions. Consequently, 6 Luxembourg professionals were invited to meet the independent scene. Mousonturm, one of Germany’s few, let alone most important, production companies, gave an insight into its creation and distribution facilities and presented its artistic approach. On the other side of the independent scene, members of the ID_Frankfurt association presented the state of independent artists in Germany and the many initiatives they have put in place to improve working conditions. Exchanges with these two organisations enabled participants to gain a better understanding of how the performing arts sector works in Germany and to put the Luxembourg sector into perspective.