the brachland-ensemble

The Brachland-Ensemble is a group of theatre professionals from the fields of acting, performance, directing, dance and film. It implements projects between the poles of performing arts, documentary and installation, analysing social constructions and questioning the resulting conventions.

performing arts | documentary | installation

The selection of topics reflects the ensemble's artistic diversity: current political events like the release of the CIA torture report, critical approaches to media and society as well as personal artistic issues are building the starting point to the project development. Partially based on research up to 18 months.

For instance, the ensemble conducted interviews in India, Ghana, Israel and Palestine, as well as in Sweden, Belgium and Germany and has built an international Network with artists and organisations (e.g. Amnesty International and the german UNICEF commission).

Since their foundation in 2011 a wide range of projects has emerged: from solo works and reduced performances, through complex video installations and site-specific video walks, up to acting productions with large cast and inner-city parlour games in public space with participation of a whole town (town jubilee, Fulda 2019).

As of January 2018 the artistic direction is in the hands of Dominik Breuer (Brussels), Maria Isabel Hagen (Hamburg) und Gunnar Seidel (Nuremberg). The ensemble's fundings are always project-related. There is no fix venue.

awards and nominations

2017Audience Award for READY FOR BOARDING, MADE-Festival, Kassel
2017Jury Award for READY FOR BOARDING, Hessian Theatre Days, Darmstadt
2016Nominated for Innovation Award Social-Culture for LEBENSLÄUFER
2015Cultural Promotion Award of the city of Kassel
2013Award "Young Experts" for IDOLE, Hessian Theatre Days, Gießen
2013Nomination Kurt-Hackenberg-Prize for Political Theater Cologne for IM SCHWEISSE DEINES ANGESICHTS
2011Jury Award for BLINDER, "AllesWasTanzt"-Festival, Cologne