Experience internationally renowned artists and ask them questions about their work, discuss the shows you have seen or take part in a workshop yourself – everybody’s welcome to participate!
For applications and more information about the programme:
Nico Grüninger,, +41 61 666 60 27

In the workshop by senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny pros and amateurs gain active insight on contemporary african dance. Yvon Nana-Kouala, dancer of Eszter Salamon is offering a workshop for the local dance scene. Furthermore, you can take part in an electrifying dance workshop by two dancers of the piece «TO DA BONE».
At nearly every show there will be a Q&A after the show at which spectators get to ask questions. And also at the project «Garden State» by the artist group MAMAZA you are invited to participate. Lend us your pot plant and visit the numerous events.

Overview of the workshops
Fri 31.08. > 10am (Duration 120 minutes)
Eszter Salamon «Monument 0 - Haunted by wars ( 1913 - 2013)»
Workshop for pros & amateurs by Yvon Nana-Kouala

Location: Studio Semiramis, Spalentorweg 20, Basel

Sun 02.09. > 11am (Duration 120 minutes)
Germaine Agogny & Mikaël Serre «Somewhere at the Beginning»
Dance workshop for pros & amateurs by Germaine Agogny

Location: Studio Semiramis, Spalentorweg 20, Basel
sold out

Sun 09.09.  > 2pm (Duration 90 minutes)
(LA) Horde «TO DA BONE»
Jumpstyle-workshop for pros & amateurs with two dancers of «TO DA BONE»

Location: Kaserne, Reithalle


WORKSHOP-PRICES: CHF 15.- (normal) / CHF 10.- (reduced)
Application is needed.


For younger audiences the Theaterfestival Basel would like to give a more intimate view into its programme with a broad audience development programme.
Over the period of one week the project «Pakman» will be touring the Oberbaselbiet and the Laufental and will make stops at different primary schools. At the weekends the project will be live to see for the whole family in Dornach and Basel.
Likewise, the piece «Oorlog 6+ / Krieg ab 6» is addressed to families and primary schools. For older grades of school there are suiting pieces too, at which there are offered free introductions or guided discussions after the show following previous application.

ENTRY FEES FOR STUDENTS WITH THEIR CLASS: CHF 5.- (1 companion free of charge) Application is needed.

«See More - Experience More»

Public Seminary by Alfred Schlienger
Thu 30.8. > Starting 7 pm, Sat 1.9. & Mon 3.9. & Tue 4.9. & Fri 7.9. > Starting 6.15pm

We have compiled selection of five pieces of the programme of Theaterfestival Basel, which show the bandwidth of contemporary theatre and performance especially well. The multi-part course under guidance of theatre critic Alfred Schlienger (NZZ) introduces you to the working practices of artists, sharpens the spectators view und fosters the collective exchange of the works seen.

Detailed Programme:
Thu 30.8. > 7 – 10 pm
Introduction, small Aperitif & viewing of «In Many Hands» (Kate McIntosh, BE/NZ), ROXY Birsfelden
Sat 1.9. > 6.15 - 10.15 pm
Public seminary & viewing of «Minefield» (Lola Arias, AG), festival centre Kaserne & Theater Basel (small stage)
Mon 3.9., > 6.15 - 10 pm
Public seminary & viewing of «£¥€$» (Ontroerend Goed, BE), festival centre Kasernenareal
Tue 4.9. > 6.15 - 10 pm
Public seminary & viewing of «Imitation of Life» (Kornél Mundruczó, HU), festival centre Kasernenareal
Fri 7.9. > 6.15 - 10 pm 
‚Ä®Public seminary & viewing of «Hungarian Acacia» (Kristóf Kelemen & Bence György Pálinkás, HU), festival centre Kasernenareal

LIMITED CAPACITY: max. 25 people. Application is needed.

watch & talk by Migros-Kulturprozent invites young international artists to Basel to exchange methods of artistic practices and to gather inspiration for their own work under the guidance of Gunda Zeeb (wildwuchs Festival Basel).


This year two artists from Switzerland, four from Europe and two from outside Europe will take part:

video artist and choreograph Agata Siniarska (Poland), dramaturg and video artist Boris Zafirov (Bulgaria), dancer and choreograph Clea Onori (Switzerland), performance artist and dancer Kieron Jina (South Africa), performing artist Leonie Graf (Germany), performer and dancer Sarah Leghissa (Italy), performing artist Thomas Gonzalez (Switzerland) and director and playwright Vivi Sorensen (Greenland).

watch & talk is a project of Migros Kulturprozent in collaboration with Theaterfestival Basel.