With members of the International SprechChor Bonn

Choir direction Bettina Marugg
Writing workshop and text editing Lothar Kittstein
Dramaturgy: Claudia Grönemeyer
Cultural Guide Eugenia Fabrizi

The project is a continuation of the project work of the fringe ensemble with its International SprechChor Bonn. New and “old” members will meet in weekly rehearsals (July through December 2019). Project leader and director Bettina Marugg promotes exchange and dialogue in the choir rehearsals, encourages movement and speaking in one’s own and foreign languages on stage. The choir develops a common sound, while maintaining the individuality of each person.

We work with texts written, narrated, searched and found by the members themselves. Thematically, we devote ourselves to the present time: what thoughts, situations, images, narratives shape the present, the political and social climate in the eyes of the choir members? The author, Lothar Kittstein, will guide and support the choir through creative writing workshop methods. Whether self-written texts, letters from home, newspaper articles, recorded telephone calls – anything is conceivable in terms of material. Lothar Kittstein will be the
selected material by blending it into a text version that is worked with and experimented with in choir rehearsals. In December, we open our rehearsal room and invite audience to the presentation and subsequent conversation.

The project Laboratorium Internationaler SprechChor Bonn by fringe ensemble/Bürgerchor GbR is supported by: Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste.