"freiflug" was a project commissioned by the City of Kaufbeuren which premiered in September 2014. It was designed and directed by the producer Martina Taubenberger. The project's main focus was to strengthen and enlarge a vivid network of cultural initiatives, educational institutions, public services and individuals throughout the whole city by paring amateurs and laymen with professional artists and educators from various fields. The idea was to offer a variety of opportunities for participation in different organizational and artistic aspects of the process. Artistically, "freiflug" combined forms of expressions that are naturally begin practiced in public space, such as street art and street dance as well as trend sports (slack line, parkour, skating) and traditional circus disciplines.
After months of preparation and preliminary workshops and two weeks of intensive daily workshops and rehearsals, the project culminated in a big final show that took place in the main street of Kaufbeuren, literally conquering public space. In the end, more than 150 citizens of Kaufbeuren of all ages took part in "freiflug" on stage and backstage.
Concept and Producer: Martina Taubenberger
Artistic Director: Martina Taubenberger and Benjamin Kosar
Choreography: Benjamin Kosar
Music: Sebastian Fuchs and Gabriel Hahn
Scenography: Aline Brugel
Video Art: Benjamin Jantzen