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F°LAB Festival for Performing Arts

The F°LAB Festival for Performing Arts is an interdisciplinary format at Frankfurt LAB, held biennially since 2017, in cooperation with its partner institutions Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern, Hessian Theatre Academy, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, as well as the associated International Ensemble Modern Academy.
Within just a few days, the festival presents a multi-layered, interdisciplinary and top-level programme that bundles the synergies of the renowned partners, gets amateurs, students and school pupils to exchange with internationally established artists, and addresses a diverse audience with a wide variety of formats, including events that are free of charge and with as few barriers and limits to accessibility as possible.

F°LAB 2021/2022
The F°LAB Festival for Performing Arts could not take in 2021, due to the COVID-pandemic. However, a few projects were realized and made us crave more. The F°LAB Festival for Performing Arts finally took place from 30. June - 3. July 2022. You can find the complete program here.

Over four days, you could explore our tightly-packed interdisciplinary programme that let you experience the full range of artistic research and creativity taking place at Frankfurt LAB. Together with the LAB partner institutions, but also in untried constellations and unusual cooperations, artists from all artistic fields created a platform for re-encounters, from productions on the big stage to participative projects in the city. There were also installations, workshops, good food, drinks and musical live-acts. Since F°LAB is made by many for many, everyone was welcome – to watch art happen, discuss, enjoy, take part or hang out.

Participating artists and collectives: Luca Bagnoli, Jan Bang, Fanti Baum, Cats & Breakkies, Frédéric De Carlo, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern, Valentín Garvie, Hochschulorchester der HfMDK, Hofmann & Lindholm, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Anna Hjalmarsson, IEMA-Ensemble 2021/2022, Instant Zen, Aran Kleebaur, Kathrin Isabelle Klein, Romuald Kręźel, Maxi Menja Lehmann, Li Liorian, Mobile Albania, Quentin Nivromont, Paul Norman, Miharu Ogura, Paul Pape, Sahar Rezaei, Leander Ripchinsky, Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet, Michael Wendeberg, Ueli Wiget, Isabelle Zinsmaier u. a.

F°LAB 2019
At the second F°LAB Festival from 12th to 16th June 2019, we celebrated 20 years of Frankfurt LAB - so not just the past, but also the future!
The five artistic partner institutions contributed a birthday programme with a total of 19 events, including choreographies, performances, plays, concerts and lectures. Over the course of the 5-day-long festival, we engaged with around 1,100 audience members, plus a large number of passers-by on the Bockenheim Campus.

Participating artists and collectives: Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern, Leonardo Moreira & Cia. Hiato, International Ensemble Modern Academy, University Orchestra of HfMDK Frankfurt, Jonathan Burrows, Stefan Prins, Vassilis Christopoulos, Musashi Baba, Carolina Mendonça, Catalina Insignares, Ida Daniel, Rodrigo Andreolli, Zuzana Zabkova, Herbert Graf, Viktorija Ilioska, Patrick Faurot, Maximilian Smirzitz, der große tyrann, Merle Böhnhardt, Vincent Michalke, Juan David Perrez, Jonas Weber, Safe and Sound, Lou, Hanhan Cousteau and more.

F°LAB 2017
From June 22nd to July 1st 2017, the F°LAB - Festival for Performing Arts took place at Frankfurt LAB for the first time. On nine consecutive days, a total of 24 performances, choreographies, concerts and a wide range of installations by the artistic partner institutions were on show.

Participating artists and collectives: Dancers from Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern, International Ensemble Modern Akademy, Simone Aughterlony, Macaquinhos, Anne Mahlow, Bastian Sistig, nr53, Janna Pinsker, Hanna Steinmair, Monica Duncan, Marcus P. Tesch, Leander Ripchinsky, Hildegard von Binge Drinking, Elias Nurmi Schomers, Miki Manabe, Richard Millig, Annalisa Cocciolo, Janik Hauser, Mattis Kuhn, Johanne Schröder and more.

Trailer F°LAB Festival 2022