Photo: Joerg Metzner


with Theater Strahl (DE) and Szene Bunte Wähne (AT)

An ideal like only young people have them. Simple, unspoiled and fearless. Trusting each other to the bone and daring to dream big. Finding courage to resist in the midst of great danger. Whatever happens, until the guillotine.

With ROSES, choreographer Wies Merkx brings an ode to the Weisse Rose, the student resistance group against the nazi terror regime founded by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl. In image, movement and lyrics, seven young performers sketch a group in which trust and solidarity are of vital importance.

“A beautiful example of the narrative force of dance.” ★★★★★ (Boukje Cnossens, De Theaterkrant)

“A five-star dance performance!” (Annabel van Baren, Dans Magazine)

“Real and very original.”  (Volksmar Draeger, Neues Deutschland [DE])

“A performative achievement that belongs to the best of the best..” (Eberhart Schwarz, Kultuurtipp [DE])

Winner IKARUS Award 2013 (DE)

Winner ‘Best Performance’ at Lichtblicke festival 2015 (DE)

Choreography Wies Merkx

Cast Guy Corneille, Oliver Moritz, Josephine van Rheenen, Maarten Rischen, Andreas Schwankl, Noemi Wagner, Melanie Wirz

Composition La Corneille in collaboration with choreographer

Stage design Charles Corneille

Dramaturgy Ursula Jenni

Upcoming performances