The Magdalena Project at the IETM

The IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts – met in Munich 1-4 November 2018. One of the panels at the IETM addressed the topic of “The gender of the future”: “Gender equality is far from being a reality, with more men than…

Magdalena München in Brasilien

Magdalena München presenation at Solos Ferteis. Foto:

In July I attended Solos Ferteis, a Magdalena festival in Brasilia, with the support of the Kulturreferat Landeshauptstadt München. This was the third edition of the festival, organised by Luciana Martuchelli and her team in Brasil’s capital city. I gave a presentation about our…

Macanudos on the Move!

Macanudos at Freiraum Konvoi. Foto: Gerold Flock.

In June, Magdalena München joined the Freiraum Konvoi, a parade that aimed to highlight the ongoing reduction of free spaces within the city of Munich. Such spaces are vital for a vibrant, creative society, and for social alternatives and experiments to exist within the…


TRUTH - Helen Chadwick

Während ihrer Magdalena München Residenz in Ebenböckhaus schrieb Helen Chadwick einen Song, den sie als den kraftvollsten Song ihrer neuen Lieder-Theater-Stuck TRUTH bezeichnet. Die Show erforscht die einst einfache Vorstellung von Wahrheit in unserer chaotischen Moderne der “fake news”, durch Zeugnisse aus der ganzen…

Brücken zurück zu den Ursprüngen

Unsichtbare Orte - Frauen in der Kunst

Seit 1997 beschäftigt sich die Theaterregisseurin und Kulturmanagerin Kordula Lobeck de Fabris (Wuppertal) mit dem Thema Unsichtbare Orte. Ihre Recherche begann mit der Organisation des internationalen Kolloquiums „Frauen in der Kunst: Brücken zurück zu den Ursprüngen“, einem frühen Magdalena Projekt organisiert von Unter Wasser…

Art and Understanding

Helen Chadwick. Foto: Cecilia Bolaños

Having been at the first Magdalena Festival in 1986 and many since in many parts of the world, this Munich Magdalena has a very different feel, due to the Munich City supported artists’ residency scheme which gives the festival its three month shape. I…

Gilla Cremer erhaltet Hamburgs Top-Kulturpreis

Gilla Cremer, die am 20.04. in der Magdalena München Saison auftretten werdet, hat gestern Hamburgs Top-Kulturpreis bekommen. Gänsehaut-Moment Hamburgs Top-Kulturpreis als Überraschung  Sie trägt Hamburgs guten Ruf in die Welt: Theatermacherin Gilla Cremer. Am Ende regnete es rote Rosen – für Gilla Cremer (61), die zum…

In the Middle of the Magdalena Marathon

Feministischer Aktivismus als Performanc. Foto: Raquel RolroIMG_9138

It’s the middle of March and the middle of the Magdalena München Saison: six weeks behind us, six weeks ahead. Time to pause and take a breath, look back at what’s happened and gather our energies for the next stretch! February guests Jana Korb,…

Thoughts about Magdalena Munich Saison 2018

The Macanudos at Olympia Einkaufszentrum

This Helen Varley Jamieson sure does know how to jump in the deep end. To extend a Magdalena event for three months is no easy feat especially with limited resources and personal. My hat off to her. My participation was to perform “Tale 53:…

Die Saison fängt an!

Jourfix, Deborah Hunt

We are now one week into the Magdalena München Saison 2018, and already a lot has happened! The February artists have arrived in Munich and settled into the Villa Waldberta in Feldafing, and their performances, workshops and projects are underway.

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