ORBIT – Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater

ORBIT takes place from April 12-15! The dazzling festival for contemporary music theater combines music with performance, experiment, dance and theater. In addition to exciting productions such as »HARK!«, a physical sound experience of baroque music, the program includes a criminalistic micro-opera at Eigelstein, an inclusive opera project and music theater in public space. ORBIT presents productions by and with Michael Maierhof, Frauke Aulbert, Luísa Saraiva and Senem Gökçe Oğultekin, Hannes Seidl, Der Täubling, MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik, Daniel Gloger and others. ON Cologne, organizer of the festival, is cooperating with Stimme X from Hamburg, with Oper Köln and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. The artistic direction is in the hands of Christina C. Messner and Sandra Reitmayer.

All information on the program can be found at orbit.cologne.

ORBIT is a new festival format in Cologne dedicated to contemporary music theater in all its forms and colors. ORBIT stands for a genre that unites the various disciplines – music, theater, literature, dance and visual arts – on an equal footing and is characterized by collective, transdisciplinary work, experimental approaches, a willingness to take risks, radical thinking and topicality. Under the artistic direction of Christina C. Messner and Sandra Reitmayer, ORBIT pursues the goal of restoring contemporary music theater to the position it had in Cologne for decades. Under the motto »cooperation instead of competition«, ORBIT, with ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V. as its sponsor and in collaboration with the production office littlebit, pursues an intensive networking of the Cologne art scene in order to develop a supra-regional appeal.

ORBIT is funded by the City of Cologne and the Kunststiftung NRW. In cooperation with the Oper Köln and Un-Label. ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V. is funded by the City of Cologne and the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW. HKX Vol2 is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Performing Arts Fund in the Network Support Program with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.