Producer
Director
Niels Negendank
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Editor
Year
2009
Theatrescapes
Stadttheater Fürth

Franconian Fürth is often associated with companies like Quelle and Grundig, with personalities like Ludwig Erhard or Henry Kissinger. It also has its little curiosities, such as a town hall that is an exact copy of the Florentine Palazzo Vecchio. And, not to be forgotten, the "Adler" - Germany's first railway ran from Nuremberg to Fürth in 1835.

The Jewish citizens are not entirely uninvolved in the flourishing of the city. Once lured by the city fathers with good conditions, a large Jewish community settled in Fürth. Their history is still reflected in the whole town today, from the cemetery to the notches for the prayer scrolls on numerous house doors. And the theatre also benefits from this - in 1902 the Jews donated 60 percent of the money for a new theatre building. However, this peaceful coexistence began to crumble in the 19th century and finally became impossible in 1933. Today, the dance theatre project "Mayim Mayim" - Hebrew for water - recalls this time. It is dedicated to a dark chapter in Fürth's history: the 33 Jewish orphans who were deported in 1942 together with the director, Dr. Isaak Hallemann and his family. 33 choreographers from all over the world sent 33 dancers as sponsors for one child each. The result was an international dance project whose sponsor character also reached the citizens of Fürth: 33 Fürth residents agreed to host the dancers in their homes. The Fürth City Theatre is taking an unusual approach; through a combination of guest performances, co-productions and in-house productions, an extraordinary variety can be offered on stage - the attendance figures speak for themselves. For each project, a new ensemble is brought together and so, in addition to major world premieres, Fürth's city stories also make it onto the repertoire time and again. Even Erhard, Grundig and Schickedanz find their way onto the stage!

First broadcast on ZDFtheaterkanal: Wed, 01.04.2009, 7:00 p.m.

Theatrescapes: Stadttheater Fürth

Franconian Fürth is often associated with companies like Quelle and Grundig, with personalities like Ludwig Erhard or Henry Kissinger. It also has its little curiosities, such as a town hall that is an exact copy of the Florentine Palazzo Vecchio. And, not to be forgotten, the "Adler" - Germany's first railway ran from Nuremberg to Fürth in 1835.

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