Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Paradiese – Gan-Eydns

On World Children Day, young people between 6 and 14 encounter Jewish culture

11 am to 6 pm
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In Jewish tradition there is no speculation about the exact location of paradise. The fact that such a place exists however is not in question! On World Children’s Day, come and create your own paradise: with music and dance, colour and spray paint, new writings and languages. The emphasis is on Jewish culture – its language and songs, its music and its dances …

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Learn Yiddish songs and dances, create works of art or prepare a Jewish meal. A time to paint, to spray, to sing, to dance, to cook and to just try things out …
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Children from a variety of schools in the Rurhgebiet together with the Children’s Choir of the Aalto-Theatre in Essen take over the stages at the Jahrhunderthalle and its forecourt with their performances: they will also show you the musical fairtytale Die wundersame Reise nach Esmir by Georg Klusemann and Matthias Bonitz, staged by the director Claudia Mann with the Mannheim String Quartet and actor Aydin Išlik. Hans Krása’s children’s opera Brundibár, originally performed by Jewish children in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1943, will have its premier, directed by Alexander Eberle. You can also come and see the exhibition Das Mädchen von Zimmer 38, all about the lives of those young singers and this wonderful opera.

One hundred children from the Ruhrgebiet will also take over the forecourt of the Jahrhunderthalle and show their Paradieschoreography, directed by Barbara Wollrath-Kramer and her Bochum-based youth theatre project TheaterTotal.


At 11am children’s book author Mirjam Pressler will read for you from her books. The story of Nathan und seine Kindern or the story of the little girl Malka Mai,or the story of … so many others.  If you already know her stories, then you will definitely want to come along. And if you don’t know them, then make full use of this opportunity!

Junge Triennale is sponsored by Kemnader Kreis e.V. and WAZ.