To the installations within the framework of “Erbstücke”.
On all festival days, the installations start free of charge one hour before the start of the event.
It is difficult to escape the concept of heritage in Dresden: as an old cultural and residential city, almost every building, every date and every district carries a considerable weight of “heritage”, which is fought for emotionally and fiercely. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at this term and its use in the performing arts. How does heritage actually generate itself, how do traditions and customs emerge, when is memory worth remembering, when does it burden us? And how are these concepts politically instrumentalized? Who decides who may refer to which heritage, how dynamic are traditions, and how do they change in contact with each other?
With our thematic festival “Erbstücke” we would like to shed light on these terms, which are very relevant for all of us and present in the socio-political debate, about the positions of different contemporary artists* from different European countries. They have found their own, individual approaches to singular traditions and deal with them. These discussions are therefore both entertaining and differentiated invitations to deal with one’s own “heirlooms” and past, and to let them grow into the future. We look forward to exciting performances from dance, theatre and performance, to films and guided tours as well as stimulating conversations with you!
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses.
Rahmenprogramm in Kooperation mit: Gymnasium Bürgerwiese Dresden, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Physiotherapie Carus Akademie, Sächsische Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft (sLAG) Auseinandersetzung mit dem Nationalsozialismus, Kulturbüro Sachsen, Hatikva e.V., Evangelische Hochschule Dresden, riesa efau, Kultur Forum Dresden und Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit, Denk Mal Fort! e.V.