TYPE OF SHOW
Virtual - On Demand (Audio)
4.99 € to download (approximately $6)
A series of self-guided walks (approx. 20 min/each)
Year-long project. Available for download July 24, 2021 through July 2022.
APP TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: To ensure that the app runs smoothly, you should have a current operating system (5 or later for Android or 13 or later for iOS). You will need 100 MB of storage space on your device to install the app "The Walks".
THE WALKS is an app with a series of walks by German theatre company, Rimini Protokoll. Each walk is a short audio experience for a specific place in your city, and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your environment.
It takes approximately 20 minutes to do an audio walk. Get going whenever you want. You decide how many of the walks you’d like to do and in what order. The stories and soundscapes in the short audio experiences are global in scope. "The Walks" connects people around the world in a local experience via the fundamental human action of walking.
Walking in public gained new meaning with the COVID-19 pandemic. An ancient, daily ritual became an integral part of the new normality. People meet, walk, stroll through neighborhoods, play in landscapes, and perceive their environment anew with every stride.
THE WALKS understands walking as a theatrical scenario – an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In every city, voices, sounds, and music turn familiar places into sites and landscapes into stages step by step through storytelling, dialogical situations, choreographic discoveries, or musical and rhythmic variations on walking. The title of every walk indicates where or how to do it: “Walk for a cemetery,” “Walk along the water,” or “Walk around a roundabout.”
THE WALKS is a production of Rimini Apparat.
Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, Goethe-Institut and Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.
Written and directed by Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. Concept and Dramaturgy by Cornelius Puschke
Written and directed by - Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel
Concept and dramaturgy - Cornelius Puschke
App Developers - Steffen Klaue and Alexander Morosow
Sound/Composition - Frank Böhle
Graphic design - Ilona Marti
Production Manager - Maitén Arns
Voice Recordings - Rimini Protokoll, studio lärm, and Lorenz Rollhäuser
Production Assistant - Steven Sander
App Development Assistant - Gaétan Langlois-Meurinne
In co-production with creart / Teatrelli, BorderLight – International Theatre + Fringe Festival Cleveland, European Forum Alpbach, Fondazione Armonie d’Arte, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Zona K, Festival PERSPECTIVES.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The Rumanian version was supported by the Goethe-Institut Bukarest.
The Spanish version is commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Mexiko.
Immersive/Interactive, Multimedia, Performance Art, Audio Experience
Photo Credit(s): Expander Film
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
WORLDWIDE PRODUCING PARTNERS
- Creart Teatrelli
- BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival | Cleveland
- European Forum Alpbach
- Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste
- Verbier Art Summit
- Zona K
- Festival PERSPECTIVES