Nordstadt Phantasien / Club Kohleausstieg
thu 23 aug20:00First performanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
fri 24 aug20:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
sat 25 aug20:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
thu 30 aug20:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
fri 31 aug20:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
sat 1 sep20:00Performance as part of the harbor walkDortmund-Nordstadt, DortmundFree entrance
fri 7 sep21:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
sat 8 sep21:00PerformanceDortmund-Nordstadt, Dortmund
Who is eyeing up the last as yet unexhausted city districts and what do they want to do with them? Theatremaker and musician Schorsch Kamerun will collaborate with numerous professional urbanites to play out a boom time for a suddenly (and, it seems, surprisingly) fashionable area by claiming to give it a temporary upgrade.
What does it look like if an area that has plenty of space but has been ignored by the market is suddenly packed out overnight with brand-optimizing urban improvement specialists, super creatives and do-it-yourself profiteers? How many original pop-up shops, local food trucks or fringe galleries does it take to mobilize urban utopians from art students to investors to turn a “problem area” that was previously avoided into a highly desirable fashionable quarter?
Participants in Nordstadt Phantasien look into the film set of a contradictory but extremely popular neighbourhood whose “lively, diverse and edgy” atmosphere is already on the way to becoming attractive, exotic and no longer affordable. Headphones provide a live soundtrack made up of music and texts composed and written together with the residents of Dortmund. An opera singer, a crowing punk, a mineworkers‘ brass band, an organic bakery, a co-working space, a promotion team, genuine residents and fake scenery – all these are rivals for space that is soon about to become scarce. This unconventional musical investigative journey for approx. 100 persons at a time will come to a finale at the already hip Club Kohleausstieg – otherwise known as Recorder – where the celebrations – and evaluations – will continue with a programme of concerts.
The Club Kohleausstieg (in English: “The Switch From Coal Club”) of- fers a portrait of the manifestations and themes of contemporary pop culture. The concerts give equal status to a spectrum of performances ranging from small-scale, consciously experimental appearances to acts with a broader international presence. The participating artists are united by exploring possibilities of a form that is not too engrossing: amid the jostling spectacle of attention seeking – whether underground or mainstream – how music, text and views be articulated clearly in a way that would not work just as well at an autonomous youth centre or a reception for the FDP?
Following the performances of ,Nordstadt Phantasien'
concerts ,Club Kohleausstieg' with:
- Felix Kubin & Mark Boombastik (Berlin/Hamburg) 23. AUG
- Serengeti (Chicago) / Ceschi (Conencticut) 24. AUG
- Candie Hank (Berlin) / Schlammpeiziger (Cologne) 25. AUG
- Infinite Livez / Mary Ocher & Your Government (Berlin) 30. AUG
- Hildegard von Binge Drinking (Würzburg) / TwoMonkeys (Brescia) 31. AUG
- Vorstellung im Rahmen des Hafenspaziergangs 01. SEPT
- Rocket Freudental (Stuttgart) / Les Trucs (Frankfurt) 07. SEPT
- Oddateee (Union City, NJ) / Max Turner Show (Paris) 08. SEPT
Konzept und Booking: Schorsch Kamerun und Off The Radar
(including Young Fathers at 18th Aug)
Created with and performed by Schorsch Kamerun
Created with and performed by Off The Radar
Introduction And Further Information
A production by Ruhrtriennale in cooperation with the Theaterfestival Favoriten.