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Within the 25-year history of LOFFT, more than 1000 projects have been realized at our house. You can browse through a large part of the productions and projects shown here on the following pages.

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LIEBE | LOVE

TOASPERN|MOELLER (LEIPZIG/COPENHAGEN)

Can one make themselves vulnerable in romantic relationships without being hurt in return? In their duet LIEBE | LOVE toaspern|moeller explore the various states of vulnerability that are prerequisites for intimate relationships and being in love.

  • Dance
  • Music

ÜBUNGSLABOR: INTIMITÄT, NÄHE, DISTANZ UND KONSENS | WORKSHOP

ALEXANDER HAHNE (HAMBURG)

A group of unknown individuals come closer and collectively explore situational intimacy, closeness, and distance. Through guided physical exercises, this laboratory of practice experiments with bodily communication within the group and in pairs.

  • Workshop

11 GEGEN 11 - EIN TANZSPIEL | 11 VS. 11 - A DANCE BATTLE

DONYA AHMADIFAR + CREW | GEMS CREW | GO PLASTIC COMPANY | NIK KEMENY + CREW

In line with European Football Championship 2024 in Leipzig, LOFFT brings together various dance crews to explore the choreographic potential of football through a dance battle.

  • Dance

LEIPZIGT TANZT!: SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE

ALESSANDRO SCHIATTARELLA (BASEL) & FORWARD DANCE COMPANY (LEIPZIG)

As part of the festival LEIPZIG TANZT! the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY takes a critical look at one of the most famous works of classical ballet: Swan Lake.

  • Dance

OFFENE RÄUME - 16. KONGRESS DER GESELLSCHAFT FÜR THEATERWISSENSCHAFT (GTW)

Institut für Theaterwissenschaft und CCT der Universität Leipzig

Every two years, the German-speaking specialist community of theater and dance studies gathers to share the latest research findings and discuss current trends in the practice of theater, dance, and performance.

  • Discourse

WE HOPE THIS HELPS

ILDIKÓ TÓTH & JONE SAN MARTÍN (LEIPZIG/BERLIN)

What makes us human is the ability to experience and intuitively respond to the moment. How can dance make this unique aspect of being human tangible?

  • Dance

DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN | THE ART OF REMAINING MANY

BUNDESWEITE FOREN FÜR KUNST, FREIHEIT UND DEMOKRATIE

The Fonds Darstellende Künste initiates a journey through eight cities with DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN | THE ART OF REMAINING MANY, standing for art, freedom, and democracy in various gatherings. The two-day program of debates and performances in Leipzig will take place at LOFFT - DAS THEATER and at the Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig.

  • Theatre
  • Discourse
  • Performance

WAS IST DENN DA IM OSTEN LOS? | WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EAST?

WESSER | MECKERT (LEIPZIG/BERLIN)

A staged, participatory discourse format as part of the project "WIR KRIEGEN EUCH ALLE!" | "WE GET YOU ALL!" by WESSER | MECKERT.

  • Discourse
  • Performance
  • Music

SUNNY SUNDAY

LINA MAJDALANIE & RABIH MROUÉ

It was a sunny Sunday in the year 2016 when, in a small church in a small town in Poland, an exceedingly peculiar wedding took place. It gathered the living and the dead, merging fiction and reality, politics and fairy tales.

  • Performance

DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN | THE ART OF REMAINING MANY

BUNDESWEITE FOREN FÜR KUNST, FREIHEIT UND DEMOKRATIE

The Fonds Darstellende Künste initiates a journey through eight cities with DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN | THE ART OF REMAINING MANY, standing for art, freedom, and democracy in various gatherings. The two-day program of debates and performances in Leipzig will take place at LOFFT - DAS THEATER and at the Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig.

  • Theatre
  • Discourse
  • Performance

SÄCHSISCHES THEATERTREFFEN: THE GREAT GRAND OTHER

M. MCCRAE / D. ZAITEV / M. SCHÖNIJAHN / M. PIROSCHIK (DRESDEN/BERLIN/LEIPZIG)

Between scenic concert, installation, and performance, THE GREAT GRAND OTHER explores the transmission of war memories and traumas across generations.

  • Music
  • Performance

SHOWING: DAS HOTEL IM KARUSSELL | THE HOTEL IN THE CAROUSEL

RUMPEL PUMPEL THEATER (BERLIN)

The third piece from the Rumpel Pumpel Theater Collective will premiere this summer as part of the Kunstfest Weimar. In the showing attached to their residency here at LOFFT, they will offer first insights.

  • Theatre

WERKSTATT: MOTHER, ME, THE OTHER

MMTO (LEIPZIG)

In an exploration of societal images and stigmas, the play negotiates the relationships between single mothers and their daughters.

  • Performance

24/7 NEUE TODSÜNDEN | 24/7 NEW SINS

POLSKI TEATR TAŃCA + BODYTALK (POZNAŃ/MÜNSTER)

Do you fancy sins? In the co-production by bodytalk and Polski Teatr Tańca Poznań, dancefluencers and infludancers ask: Is it necessary?

  • Dance
  • Theatre

OFF EUROPA: VZDUCH (AIR)

TABULA RASA (PRAGUE)

A playful, magically twisted play that criticises the actions or inactions of Western people as well as a general carelessness in dealing with resources and the natural environment.

  • Performance
  • Theatre

OFF EUROPA: OLD POND

ZSUZSA RÓZSAVÖLGYI + COMPANY (BUDAPEST)

A wonderfully fluid dance performance about habitats, (co-)existence and survival. The dancers become creatures of all kinds in an imaginary body of water.

  • Dance

OFF EUROPA: MINING STORIES

SILKE HUYSMANS & HANNES DEREERE (BRUSSELS)

A theatrical investigation into a serious environmental disaster that occurred near the Brazilian city of Mariana in 2015. A synthesis of witness voices, economic considerations and reflections on the categorisation of memories.

  • Performance

OFF EUROPA: I PSYCHI TIS ANTIGONIS - THE SOUL OF ANTIGONE

PLAVO POZORIŠTE (BELGRAD)

This impressively intense (concentrated, loud, physical) play focuses on Virginia Woolf's thoughts on feminism and pacifism, crossed with Sophocles' ancient model play Antigone.

  • Theatre

UN AMOR ODER DIE ERFINDUNG MEINER MUTTER UN AMOR | OR THE INVENTION OF MY MOTHER

PLAN MEE (NÜRNBERG)

It all starts on a Friday. The mother goes flamenco dancing. She takes her daughter with her. The daughter watches her mother, marvelling, admiring, seeing a strong, independent woman.

  • Dance
  • Performance

WORKSHOP: MELANCHOLIC MARATHON

CINDY HAMMER / GO PLASTIC COMPANY (DRESDEN/LEIPZIG)

In this workshop, Cindy Hammer from the go plastic company offers insights into her movement research and the process of developing MELANCHOLIC MARATHON.

  • Workshop

SUITCASEBOARDING

TYHLE

What happens while you wait for a connection? You listen to music or dance? You look around, feel the need to make contact with other passengers or are you trying to hide and impatiently waiting for the connection? Are you leaning on your suitcase? The tYhle group shares their travelling moments with you as they make their way to you.

  • Contemporary Circus

WORKSHOP: SUITCASEBOARDING

TYHLE

The workshop with the creators of SUITCASEBOARDING invites participants to explore their possibilities of movement and relationships both within public space and their personal space.

  • Workshop
  • Contemporary Circus

SCHÖNE AUSLÄNDERKINDER | BEAUTIFUL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

WITH TOXISCHE POMMES, SALWA HOUMSI, LANA LUX, BARBI MARKOVIĆ, MOLOCH&NADIYA

An evening with films, texts and music about (post-)migrant living environments that are often overlooked in the german political debate.

  • Discourse
  • Music

EXCHANGE: Further development of inclusion in Leipzig's cultural institutio

LOFFT – DAS THEATER + Theater der Jungen Welt

LOFFT - DAS THEATER, together with the Theater der Jungen Welt, cordially invites employees of Leipzig's theaters and cultural institutions who deal with inclusion and accessibility to a meeting.

  • Discourse

DIGITAL.REBELS

YOUTH ART PROJECT IN BITTERFELD-WOLFEN

DIGITAL.REBELS invites 18 youths from the Bitterfeld-Wolfen region to experiment with digital media and apps such as TikTok or Instagram.

  • Kids & Youth

UM.ZUG

YOUTH ART PROJECT DIGITAL.REBELS AT FESTIVAL OSTEN

The youth art project DIGITAL.REBELS by LOFFT - DAS THEATER, Jugendclub ‘83 e.V. and Festival OSTEN/Kulturpark e.V. in co-operation with edugrapes presents the first results of its work with UM.ZUG at the Festival OSTEN.

  • Kids & Youth

WERKSTATT: CASPAR FUCKING FRIEDLICH - DIE REVOLUTION HAT EINEN KATER

THE FRAKES (LEIPZIG)

The wall has fallen, the party is over. How much Fake does the next revolution need?

  • Theatre

ECHOLOT: BODY LANGUAGE - SECRET CODE OR GLOBALLY UNDERSTANDABLE?

The new discussion format at LOFFT

Experts shed light on this vibrant topic from an interdisciplinary perspective and exchange ideas.

  • Discourse

BLUEPRINT - A PAS DE DEUX BETWEEN CIRCUS AND DANCE

OVERHEAD PROJECT (COLOGNE/TÜBINGEN)

The pas de deux, a dance duet, usually marks the climax of a ballet piece. In BLUEPRINT, the Cologne-based company Overhead Project challenges classical notions of this danced duet, literally turning them on their head.

  • Dance
  • Contemporary Circus

VISITING: DRAWING CIRCLE AT THE LOFFT

Everyone who would like to draw or learn to draw together is invited to the HALLE 14 drawing circle.

  • Workshop