Welcome to our FAQ section! Here you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked by our customers. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How do I get to backsteinhaus produktion?

The Projektraum is located in the Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V.
This space is used for many different events. backsteinhaus produktion uses this space for performances.

The nearest bus stops are Pragfriedhof, Mittnachtstraße and Nordbahnhof.

Innerer Nordbahnhof, 70191 Stuttgart
(Google maps: 48.800146, 9.186349)

The rehearsal room of backsteinhaus produktion is located in the hall of the Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V. We use this space for the rehearsals of our productions and for workshops, open classes, exchange formats etc.

The meeting point for events in the rehearsal room is the inner courtyard in front of the “Tango Ocho”. The nearest bus stops are Pragfriedhof, Mittnachtstraße and Nordbahnhof.

Innerer Nordbahnhof, 70191 Stuttgart
(Google maps: 48.800146, 9.186349)

The performance shop is located in the new PRISMA cultural centre in the former Schwabenbräu-Passage in Bad Cannstatt. It is located on the ground floor right next to the Kleiderkiste next to the staircase. Smaller movement workshops or try-outs take place there.

Bahnhofstraße 14-18, 70372 Stuttgart

How accessible are these venues?

The Projektraum in the Kunstverein Wagenhallen e.V. is accessible at ground level. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available.

Our rehearsal room has two access points. At the entrance door to the hall (inner courtyard in front of the “Tango Ocho”) there is a small elevation, the entrance gate on the parking lot side is accessible at ground level. There is a ramp at the entrance to the rehearsal room. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available.

The performance shop is located on the ground floor of PRISMA in Bad Cannstatt and is accessible at ground level from Bahnhofstraße; at the rear of the building (from Eisenbahnstraße) there are several steps to climb. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is currently not available.

You are a dance company – why is awareness so important to you?

As an independent dance company, we are constantly creating stage situations – both in theater spaces and in public spaces – and thus create spaces in which we deal with topics that challenge us as a team, the performers and our audience. We try to reflect and live diversity in our productions and actions.

We also want to create safe spaces in workshop situations. This social interaction is based on the willingness to address and resolve conflicts openly. We strive for clear and trusting communication. We therefore also see it as our responsibility to actively protect artists, audiences and participants in our educational programs from discrimination. Viewers and participants are welcome to take an active role; we are happy to have an emancipated audience.

You say that you are committed to queer-feminist and intersectional anti-discriminatory principles. What are these?

We want to work in a way that is sensitive to discrimination. The basis is always respectful and non-violent communication. We have set out these principles in writing to give everyone involved in the production and process security and clarity. They apply to everyone who works with us.
We understand discrimination to be when a person is disadvantaged, devalued or degraded on the basis of one or more of the following characteristics: gender, physical or mental disability, external and/or (perceived) cultural characteristics, name, ethnic and/or socio-economic origin, religion or ideology, age or sexual identity.

"I didn't mean it that way" does not apply. What do you mean by that?

A statement or action is always discriminatory if the person concerned feels discriminated against or attacked by it. Discrimination also works without malicious intent.

Important: The person being discriminated against is not obliged to explain to you what is discriminatory about your statement/action. There are plenty of opportunities to inform yourself and reflect on your own behavior.

When we discuss discrimination, we cannot avoid talking about our own actions and statements. By raising awareness, we want to provide suggestions and ideas on how to avoid (unintentional) discrimination.

A statement can be unintentionally discriminatory. This does not mean that the person is racist, for example, but that the statement is racist. The good news is that sensitivity to discrimination can be learned, but must be practiced. And you can also learn how to deal constructively with criticism of your own misconduct and/or use of language.

Many real-life examples (such as “Girls are better at languages anyway” or “Where are you really from?”) can be found in the comprehensive RESPECT GUIDE from the Intersectional Education Initiative.

Can I apply to backsteinhaus as a dancer? When do auditions take place?

As we do not have a permanent ensemble and only have a few productions a year, we rarely have the opportunity to hire new dancers. But you are of course welcome to get in touch. It’s best to sign up for the newsletter, then you’ll be informed about auditions in good time.