FREISCHWIMMER 2016/17 neues aus theater, performance und live-art FAMILY AFFAIRS

We want it all, but just not to be like our parents. And while we are trying to escape our father’s fate, we have already become our mother’s spitting image. Social processes behave similarly. Although we are convinced to have learnt from history, we continue to carry the can for the failings of previous generations, while churning out even more mistakes. So what to do? The ninth edition of the Freischwimmer festival – a collaboration between the production houses Mousonturm, Gessnerallee (Zürich), Sophiensaele (Berlin), BRUT (Vienna) and FFT (Düsseldorf) – present five new positions on the subject. They all deal in distinct ways with negative legacies and inherited liabilities to question the binding deals made with society – in order to crush them and renegotiate new ones.