Theatre Festival: The World Through Different Eyes

Theatre Festival Basel, 29 August–9 September 2012

“Looking at the World Through Different Eyes”

18 productions from twelve countries, 46 shows on twelve days, 288 hours real life!

Don’t miss this year’s international theatre festival in Basel featuring artists from the world of contemporary theatre and dance! Performances will be held at various locations in Basel. Detailed information of all shows in English is available on the theatre’s website: www.theaterfestival.ch/en/spielplan.

Prices

CHF 45/25 for performances at Kaserne Basel (Reithalle) and Theater Basel (Grosses Haus)

CHF 35/20 for performances at Kaserne Basel (Rossstall), at Theater Basel (Schauspielhaus), Theater Roxy Birsfelden, and junges theater basel

CHF 10 for concerts

Special

Students (under the age of 26 – need proof of age documentation) are able to book at the ticket desk of the venue any remaining tickets 10 minutes before the beginning of the show. Discount price: CHF 15.

All venues are fully wheelchair accessible. Admission is free for the accompanying person. Wheelchair seats need to be reserved by telephone: +41 61 666 60 00.

A Theaterfestival-Ticket also gives you accesss to the tram, bus and local trains in the TNW-network (Basel and Basel Country) on the day of the show.

General concession prices are applicable to students, customers with disabilities, theatre employees and senior citizens. Proof of status must be presented at the venue.

No reservations by telephone!

Ticket Sales

– Online (24-hours a day, seven days a week ) at www.starticket.ch (print at home or iPhone Ticket)

– Box Offices in Basel at all post-offices and Starticket Box Offices, such as Manor, Migros-Claramakt, BVB-Kundenzentrum Barfi, BaZ am Aeschenplatz, Coop City Pfauen & Gerbergasse. (A booking fee of CHF 2 applies.)

– All over Switzerland post-offices and Starticket Box Offices offer Tickets for Theaterfestival Basel. Find a list of all Boxoffices at www.starticket.ch. (A booking fee of CHF 2 applies.)

– Festival Box Office at Kaserne Basel, from 12 noon to 9pm. No booking fee to tickets purchased in person from the Festival Box Office.

Pre-performance Sales: One hour before start of show

More info at: www.theaterfestival.ch/en

Pilobolus’ Shadowland

28 August–2 September 2012

Musical Theater
Feldbergstrasse 151, 4058 Basel
20:00 Hrs

For the first time at the Musical Theater in Basel, a fascinating dream world created by shadows! After their first sold-out tour of Germany, the American dance company Pilobolus returns to Europe.

About Pilobolus:

Pilobolus is a modern performance company, founded in 1971, that to this day wears its revolutionary stripes on its sleeves. In keeping with its fundamentally collective creative process, Pilobolus Dance Theatre now curates and convenes groups of diverse artists—including the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others—to make inventive, athletic, witty, collaborative performance works on stage and screen using the human body as a medium for expression. Pilobolus makes art to build community. It teaches its group-based creative process to performers and non-dancers alike through popular, unique educational projects and programs. This collection of activities is called the Pilobolus Institute. Pilobolus also applies its method of creative invention to a wide range of movement services for film, advertising, publishing, commercial clients, and corporate events. This division is called Pilobolus Creative Services. The 2012 season marks Pilobolus’s 41st year. In keeping with the energy and spirit of its biological namesake—a phototropic fungus that thrives in farmyards—the company has continued to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creative production to assemble a repertoire of over 100 choreographic works. While it has become a stable and influential force in the world of dance, Pilobolus remains as protean as ever, looking forward to the next 40 years of collaborating on the future.

http://blog.pilobolus.org | http://www.pilobolus.com

Never Go Swimming Alone: Basler Rheinschwimmen 2012

Basel, city on the Rhine // © FestiveSearch // Flickr.com
Basel, city on the Rhine // © FestiveSearch // Flickr.com
What: Official Basler Rheinschwimmen 2012
When: 14 August, 18.00.
Where: Starts at Schaffhauserrrheinweg 93 and ends at Höhe Leuengasse/Johanniterbrücke.

Today everyone is invited as thousands of swimmers gather from around the city to join in an annual fun-filled float along the Rhein River. A much loved tradition, you can expect to find the Rhein teeming with buoys, swimmers, and balloons as everyone celebrates another summer cruising past river banks and under bridges, seeing Basel in a completely new way.

A few things you may need: a “Schwimmsack” or swim bag, where you can keep dry clothes to change into after your swim (it also doubles as a float—available at MMM Claramarkt and MParc Dreispitz) and some good swim shoes. As always, be cautious—watch out for bridge piles and strong currents. And bring your friends! You know what they say…never go swimming alone.