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Ursula Strauss and Ernst Molden,
Photo: Daniela Matejschek


Gegenwind Festival – 5 Facts about the Bank Austria Crowdfunding Project

The stage play “Die Tschikweiber” provides the foundation upon which theater bodi end sole has created the 2021 Gegenwind Festival. The acts performing at the festival also include stars such as Ursula Strauss and Ernst Molden. Join us for a glimpse behind the scenes at this Bank Austria Crowdfunding Project.

Take a look at the programme here.

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Julia Lacherstorfer, Photo: Julia Geiter

This is who we are…

We are theater bodi end sole, a theatre company from Hallein that has been creating and performing its own productions for almost 30 years. Over this time, we have developed into a strong pool of artists of many genres and are happiest working at the interfaces between art, society and research. We do this in an inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary and multimedia manner.

We rehearse and work in our [theater : objekt] in Hallein and continuously track down new locations, in which we can enable a wide audience to experience the magic of theatre.

This is our project…

The Gegenwind Festival is newly established and this year it is providing the artistic framework for our stage play “Die Tschikweiber”, which sheds a light on the women who used to work in Hallein’s cigarette factories. These ‘tobacco women’ were both admired and feared due to their brazen way with words. Further acts performing at the festival include Ursula Strauss & Ernst Molden, Julia Lacherstorfer, teatro zumbayllu and Sophie Hassfurther & Yvonne Zehner.

Sophie Hassfurther & Yvonne Zehner, Photo: W. Rauch

Logo Die Tschikweiber

This is important to us…

We want to offer a platform to strong women with powerful stories. The name is the programme: it’s about stirring up a Gegenwind – headwind.

This is what you shouldn’t miss…

The festival starts on 30th September with the première of “Die Tschikweiber” and continues until 16th October.

The festival should become a fixture in Hallein and is already scheduled for next year, after which it should be a biennial late summer cultural highlight in the town.

This is our message to the crowd…

We are delighted that this festival became possible with the help of Bank Austria Crowdfunding – and would like to take this opportunity to offer another huge thank you to all donors! This is your festival!

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Theater bodi end sole
Davisstraße 7-9
5400 Hallein