The neanderland BIENNALE is a district-wide theater festival with a local connection that takes place every two years as a cooperation between the Mettmann district and the cities of Erkrath, Haan, Heiligenhaus, Hilden, Langenfeld, Mettmann, Monheim am Rhein, Ratingen, Velbert and Wülfrath. The focus is on theater productions at unusual venues throughout Neanderland, often outside. New and popular since the last BIENNALE is the Theater+ side track, which opened up to other cultural sectors: acrobatics, readings, concerts and, for the first time, poetry slam. This concept was also retained at the 11th neanderland BIENNALE. This took place from August 19th to September 09th, 2023 under the motto “SpielRäume”.
During the neanderland BIENNALE 23, top-class performances were shown in parks, pedestrian zones, in the forest and in a cave, among other places: the festival team brought theater to new places and opened up new intellectual ones with socially relevant pieces “PlayRooms”. Fun and a good mood were not neglected: the festival began with the popular citizens' dinner, there were performances for children and young people as well as a concert that invited people to enjoy, theater walks, acrobatics, and at the end the amusing Neanderland SLAM.
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The next Neanderland BIENNALE is expected to take place in summer 2025 instead.