The basis of this year’s performance of the complete art work by 100 grade 8 pupils at the IGS Nordend school in Frankfurt is Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid. The setting for this made-up fairy tale dating from 1837 is the fantastical and picturesquely presented under and over-water world whose borders mark the symbolic threshold to becoming an adult. The discovery of your first love and the longing, devotion and passion but also confusion, pain, ephemerality and failure it entails are the major themes of this literary work which has lost none of its topicality even in the worlds of the 100 young protagonists.
NaturNotizen is the interdisciplinary format initiated by the culture foundation ALTANA Kulturstiftung on aesthetic education in school curricula: This project was carried out for the first time at IGS Nordend in the 2011/12 school year in cooperation with the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, the Hessische Kulturministerium, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, The Forsythe Company, the playhouse Schauspiel Frankfurt and numerous artists.
WORLD PREMIERE AT THE FRANKFURT LAB
Tuesday, May 10th, 2012
FURTHER PERFORMANCES AT THE FRANKFURT LAB
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Saturday, May 12th, 2012