Where the Metaphors Bloom

A joint programme by the Junges Ensemble Stuttgart and La Baracca, Bologna (Italy) - supported by the Wanderlust Fund

The Junges Ensemble Stuttgart and La Baracca in Bologna have agreed to collaborate on a two-year cooperative project to develop a new play for young children and a joint youth project for Italian and German youngsters. The artistic cooperation between these children’s and youth theatres will result in three productions that focus on the cohesive and divisive character of the spoken word, as well as search for a new international theatre language. How important is language in artistic and social communication? Is language becoming more international in our current, media-dominated age? In what ways is the language of youngsters changing and how do preschoolers react to language in theatre?

Theatres: Junges Ensemble Stuttgart and La Baracca, Bologna (Italy)

Artists / participants: Roberto Frabetti (I), Sarah Kempin, Prisca Maier, Alexander Redwitz, Gerd Ritter, Christian Schönfelder, Martina Strässle (CH) and others

September 2010 – December 2012

Wanderlust Blog

In February 2010 the participating theatres began sharing their impressions of their joint meetings, workshops, guest performances and co-productions in the Wanderlust blog. In addition each season, three Pfadfinder (scouts) headed out to visite the Wanderlust projects, describe the international theatre partnerships and documente these exciting cross-border encounters in texts and images.

Wanderlust blog (external link, opens in a new window)

The Wanderlust Fund

The German Federal Cultural Foundation established the Wanderlust Fund to support German municipal and state theatres that wish to engage in a partnership of exchange with a foreign theatre for a period of two to three seasons.

Wanderlust Fund (external link, opens in a new window)


Junges Ensemble Stuttgart
Brigitte Dethier

Eberhardstraße 6a

70173 Stuttgart

www.jes-stuttgart.de (external link, opens in a new window)