Oelde | So close to heaven

Stories of the beginning and the end


Trees bathed in light have faces, puddles of water reflect mysteriously shimmering worlds, burning shoes rise to the sky on a ladder...
Theatre ANU takes visitors on an installation parcours of light, sound and sculptures: a journey to the ultimate questions, to the beginning and end of our existence.
Philosophical. Profound. Sensual.

As the year draws to a close, the new work by Theater ANU brings light into the dark season: a time of reflection and retrospection meets the hope of a changing future. How do we as people and society deal with the current challenges? How do loss and the unfulfilled desire for social and physical closeness shape us? What does fear and mourning mean?

Stories and poems set to music by classical authors such as Ovid, Pythagoras and Rilke to the poetic texts of Anu author Stefan Behr in combination with light, video and sculpture installations await visitors to the wintry Tempelhofer Feld.

How the happy ones lovingly embrace each other! Rejoicing and boundless,
Careless, thoughtless
The round dance turns,
The round of life. -
I must be silent,
Can't be happy,
I'm so scared...

Hugo von Hofmannsthal





Four Seasons Park
Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 20, 59302 Oelde

Event period
18-28 November
daily after dusk (from 17:00)

Ticket prices
Adults: € 6,
Children and young people (7-17 years): €3,
Park Card 2021 holders: free admission