The Children’s and Young People’s Theatre Centre (Kinder- und Jugenstheaterzentrum), in cooperation with National Theatre Mannheim’s Young Opera (Junge Oper) hold the Happy New Ears an International Congress between 20th and 22nd November 2016. It was the opening of the Young Opera‘s Happy New Ears European Festival of Contemporary Music Theatre for Young Audiences.

The congress offered a praxis-orientated encounter focusing on questions about, stances on and discourse around current aesthetics, developments in, approaches to, and qualities of music theatre for young audiences. This took the form of experiment spaces, discussions, an agora style market place exchange and post-performance talks about festival pieces watched during the congress. The congress aimed to bring a variety of artistic perspectives and approaches into contact with each other and to create opportunities and ideas for the further development of contemporary music theatre.

kultkom was responsible for the organization, realization and documentation in cooperation with the National Theater Mannheim and the Children’s and Youth Theater Center in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Cooperations | National Theater Mannheim, Children’s and Youth Theater Center in the Federal Republic of Germany

Funding | Kulturstiftung des Bundes