The interdisciplinary approach taken by the ALTANA Cultural Foundation’s education program makes it possible for school students, artists, teachers and course instructors to collaborate across subject areas – collaboration that always provides direct engagement with artists and art. The participating youngsters thus experience the visual arts, literature, music and dance in a way that allows them to make ongoing use of all their senses. KulturTagJahr (CultureDayYear) is a joint project of the ALTANA Cultural Foundation, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft and the State of Hesse’s Ministry of Education. Partner institutes from the cultural realm include Ensemble Modern, The Forsythe Company and Schauspiel Frankfurt.

The Forsythe Company first participated in this project during the 2009/2010 school year, at the invitation of the ALTANA Cultural Foundation. That year’s project, called NaturPassagen (NaturePassages), was a pilot effort successfully carried out with school students at Frankfurt’s Bettinaschule. In 2010/2011, the project continued at the Bettinaschule with the new name NaturNotizen (NatureNotes). As of 2011/2012, Frankfurt’s IGS Nordend took on the role of partner school, a role it will continue to play in coming years.

Photo Wolfgang Eilmes


Project duration:
August 28, 2013 to July 2, 2013
Performances at Frankfurt LAB: July 3, 4, 5, 6, 2014
KulturJahrTag day: Thursday
Participants: 100 eighth-grade students
Partners: IGS Nordend, ALTANA Cultural Foundation, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern, The Forsythe Company, Schauspiel Frankfurt, University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt

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