Hessischer Hochschulpreis für Exzellenz in der Lehre / "Excellence in Teaching Award" of the Hessian Universities

Auf Initiative von Studierenden des Instituts für angewandte Theaterwissenschaft wurde Prof. Heiner Goebbels für den Hessischen Hochschulpreis vorgeschlagen und von der Ministerin für Wissenschaft und Kunst Eva Kühne Hörmann ausgezeichnet. Der höchstdotierte deutsche Hochschulpreis für Exzellenz in der Lehre zeichnet Einzelpersonen für innovative Lehrkonzepte und ihr Engagement in der Ausbildung aus.

Enthusiastic reception of Eraritjaritjaka in Buenos Aires

Standing ovations of an enthusiastic audience and excellent reviews in LA NACION, PAGINA12 and CLARIN mark the recpetion of two sold out shows during the FIBA Festival in Buenos Aires.

45th BITEF Festival 2011: Special Award for I went to the House but did not enter

"The Special Award for outstanding contribution to theatre arts goes to: I Went to the House But Did Not Enter, concept, music and directing Heiner Goebbels, a production of the Theatre Vidy Lausanne: The work of Heiner Goebbels is always surprising, always searching for new ways and experimenting with the possibilities of theatre. It’s not a specific political meaning he is looking for, but the alchemy of theatre and imagination, which form the very pillars of society. In order to truly appreciate Goebbels’ Gesamtkunstwerk as a spectator one has to indulge in his rich world of music and scenographic ideas, otherwise nothing will happen. A consistent absurdity offers a true and deep vision of life for everyone. Arthur Sonnen, president, Anna Lengyel, Alja Predan, Vladica Milosavljević, Nikola Zavišić." After receiving twice the "Grand Prix Mira Trailovic" 2005 and 2009 for Eraritjaritjaka and Stifters Dinge this is already the third time, that Heiner Goebbels' work is enthusiastically recieved by the audience in Belgrade and awarded by the international jury of the BITEF Festival.

Now online: Travel diary as photoblog on www.heinergoebbels.com

In irregular sequence Heiner Goebbels will upload pictures taken on his various travels in a [urllokal=en/about/photoblog]photoblog, located in the category 'About': snapshots of rehearsals, impressions, inspiring perspectives for his work etc. Please use the cursor keys or the mouse to navigate it. Press enter or doubleclick on a larger photo to switch to full screen mode. Exit full screen mode by pressing any key or doubleclick again.

I went to Prague....

Two shows of I went to the House but did not enter at the famous Prague Spring Festival in the National Theatre were enthusiastically received by the audience and the press. Vojtech Varyš praised the performance in the czech paper TYDEN as a "phenomenal theatrical production that combines vagueness, uncertainty and anxiety with humor and beauty.....something we would like to see more often on the stage of the National theatre: masterful artistic diction, entertainment and philosophy in one, professionally performed beautiful music on peak texts and creative stage- and lightwork."

Three Festivals in May focussing on compositions by Heiner Goebbels

Three European New Music Festivals are focussing on orchestra- and ensemble-compositions by Heiner Goebbels with two concerts each: The Festival van Vlaanderen in Kortrijk (Belgium), The Angelica Festival - momento maggio - in Bologna and Modena (Italy) and The Athelas New Music Festival in Copenhagen (Denmark) - see details in calender

"any festival that brings Mr. Goebbels to New York is fine with me" New York Times

"...And to judge from the audience reaction, I was not alone." wrote music critic Anthony Tommasini in the NY Times today, march 21st about the staged concert Songs of Wars I have seen last friday at the new Tully Scope Festival by Lincoln Center. See Reviews.

Many performances in march worldwide

In march Heiner Goebbels will be giving lectures in Copenhagen and at University of Mexico and the Princeton University. He also works as "composer in residence" during the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Corea. It is a month with many of his performances to be seen and heard worldwide: the Salzburg Biennale 2011 opens with the Ensemble Modern performing Schwarz auf Weiss (Black on White), Mexico City will present the 125th performance of Eraritjaritjaka, Stifters Dinge sees its 200th performance in France (Toulouse) and the stage concert Songs of Wars I have seen will be presented by London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment at the Lincoln Center in New York. At the end of the month I went to the house but did not enter with the Hilliard Ensemble is on tour in South Corea while the choir composition Worstward Ho is performed in Brussels by Blindman Voices - please check dates and venues in the calender.

Focus on works by Heiner Goebbels in South Corea, Belgium and Italy

the 2011 International Music Festival of ongyeong (South Corea) in March and the 2011 Festival van Vlaanderen in Kortrijk will focus on works by Heiner Goebbels on May 14th (see Calendar) and also the Angelica Festival in northern Italy (Modena) plans a focus with "Songs of Wars I have seen" and "Stifters Dinge" in the same month. (details will follow)

More performances with "Songs of Wars I have seen" (USA, Belgium, Italy, Denmark)

Not only performances by the London Sinfonietta and Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment, for which this composition has been composed will happen in NY and in Bologna, but also new adaptions in Belgium and Denmark will be performed in the next months.