For the fourth time already, AIB students and staff engaged in the AIB Charity Day. Together, they seeked to say Thanks to the Bonn Community on Saturday, March 25th through many voluntary projects across the city. This year, the students campaigned for the central store of donations in kind (especially for refugees), for the “Grüne Spielstadt Dransdorf”, for a retirement home in Bad Godesberg and for the community garden “Pennenfeld”.
The idea originates from students from the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, which is organizing the “Big Event” every year – based on the motto “A big day, a big thank-you, a Big Event”. On this day, thousands of students demonstrate social commitment for the community altogether.
The primary concern of the Charity Day – in addition to the aid projects – is to involve our students in the local structures in Bonn, to get in touch with community members and to support projects for the young and the young at heart that span generations.
On Sunday, April 2nd many students also took part in the Bonn Marathon together with the AIB staff. The donations from sponsors were used to support our partner organization in South Sudan, the Marol Academy for underprivileged children.
Being part of the Texas A&M University's BIG Event was a great honor and we cannot wait for next year to participate again.
(English information see below)
Über das Stück:
Amazonen, Druiden, Syrer, Kelten, Abolitionisten, Apachen und friedliche Widerstandskämpfer der Weißen Rose... mutige Viragines (Frauen mit verstärkt maskulinen Geist; weibliche Krieger) aus der ganzen Welt und der gesamten Geschichte treffen in einer anderen Dimension aufeinander; in einer Welt ohne Raum und Zeit, nur mit Sinn und Liebe. Jede von ihnen bekommt die Möglichkeit, wissentlich ein Leben voller Schmerzen und Qualen für die Allgemeinheit zu führen, um damit andere zu retten, den Schwachen und Vergessenen zu helfen, die Unterdrückten und Verfolgten zu befreien... Werden sie diese Herausforderung annehmen? Würdest Du es tun?
Konzeption und Arrangement: Diane Benedict
Regie: Diane Benedict & Marcus Violette
Choreographie: Marcus Violette & Skaska Thylmann
Musikarrangement: Michael Barfuss
Kostüme: Jorinde Thlymann
Licht: Stephan Kraske
Percussion: Roberto Hurtado Salgado
Eine Kooperation der Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles und der Akademie für Internationalen Bildung Bonn.
27. April / 20 Uhr Premiere – Einlass & Vernissage ab 19 Uhr
28. April / 20 Uhr
29. April / 14 Uhr
Theater im Ballsaal
Kostenlose Tickets hier online buchbar. (Einlass nur mit Reservierung)
Weitere Informationen: www.lostangelesensemble.com
Parallel zum Theaterstück, als Ergebnis einer interdisziplinären, programmübergreifenden Annäherung an ein gemeinsames Thema, haben Studierende des Fachbereiches Visualisierung der Texas A&M University in Zusammenarbeit mit der Akademie für Internationale Bildung ihre eigene Definition von „Heldinnen“ gefunden und zeigen ihre multimedialen Semesterarbeiten im Foyer des Theater.
Die Studenten haben sich intensiv mit dem Begriff der Heldin beschäftigt und durch kritische Hinterfragung Themen wie Courage, Gleichberechtigung, Gerechtigkeit und Aktivismus beleuchtet.
Lassen Sie sich auf eine Reise durch Zeiten, Räume und Geschichten mitnehmen; und stellen Sie sich dabei selbst die Frage: was macht einen Helden, was macht eine Heldin für mich aus?
Die Ausstellung ist an allen drei Aufführungstagen zu sehen und öffnet jeweils eine Stunde vor Vorstellungsbeginn. Die Ausstellung ist kostenlos und öffentlich zugänglich; für das Theaterstück benötigen Sie eine Reservierung (hier buchbar).
Konzeption: Stephanie Brandt, Sonja Weber und Studierende der Texas A&M University
About the play:
Amazons, Druids, Syrians, Celts, Abolitionists, Apache Indians, and peaceful resisters from Die Weiße Rose… courageous Viragos (women of masculine strength and spirit; a female warrior) from all over the world, and throughout history, meet in another dimension, a place with no time or place, only purpose and love. Each is given a choice to knowingly accept a life of pain and suffering for the greater good… saving others, helping the weak or forgotten, freeing the oppressed or persecuted… Do they accept? Would you?
Conceived and Arranged by Diane Benedict
Directed by Diane Benedict & Marcus Violette
Choreography by Marcus Violette and Skaska Thylmann
Music Arrangements & Direction by Michael Barfuss
Costumes by Jorinde Thylmann
Lighting by Stephan Kraske
Percussion: Roberto Hurtado Salgado
A cooperation with Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles and the Academy for International Education Bonn.
THU April 27 / 8 PM Opening Night – Admission & Vernissage from 7 PM
FRI April 28 / 8 PM
SAT April 29 / 2 PM
Theater im Ballsaal
Free tickets available here. (Admission only with reservation.)
More Information: www.lostangelesensemble.com
In addition to the theater play, as a result of an interdisciplinary cross-program approach to an overarching topic, students from the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University in collaboration with the Academy for International Education found their own definition of “Heroines” and will be presenting their multimedia semester projects at the theater’s foyer.
The students took a closer look at the notion of heroine while asking themselves critical questions and intensively investigating related themes such as courage, equal rights, justice, and activism.
Led by the students designs, go on a journey through time, space and stories; and expose yourself to the question: what defines a hero or heroine for me?
The exhibition is accessible on all three performance days and opens one hour before the Theater performance. The exhibit is free and open to the public; in order to see the theater play, prior reservation is necessary. Free tickets available here.
Curated by: Stephanie Brandt, Sonja Weber und Visualization students from the Texas A&M University
APRIL 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM / 16:30 Uhr
Our Bac and Science students from Loyola Marymount University warmly invite you to this year’s Farewell Church Service of the Spring 2017 semester at Namen-Jesu Church in Bonn.
The church service will be prepared by the students as a project of their theology course. The church will also give space for an exhibition of the student’s art projects.
We are looking forward having you and celebrating the end of the semester together!
Unsere BAC und Science Studenten der Loyola Marymount Universität laden herzlich zum diesjährigen Abschlussgottesdienst des Spring 2017 Semesters in die Namen-Jesu-Kirche, Bonn ein.
Der Gottesdienst wurde als Projekt des Theologiekurses von den Studenten selbst gestaltet und ist gleichzeitig Ausstellungsort einiger Kunstprojekte der Studenten.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen und einen schönen gemeinsamen Ausklang des Semesters!
We are very proud to say, that on behalf of all participants of the International Big Event and the AIB Charity Weekend we were granted a special honor from the city of Bonn.
As a recognition of the many AIB students who have volunteered in various projects and engaged themselves with local initiatives as part of the International Big Event, the city of Bonn has included a poster of one of our projects to the “Engagement Gallery” in the city hall.
The Engagement Gallery was initiated in 2012, by the agency for volunteers of the city of Bonn, to recognize the citizens who volunteer for charity. It is intended to strengthen commitment and to make it more visible. The volunteers as well as their motivation and their projects are introduced in form of a poster. New posters are added every year.
Our poster is now part of the Engagement Gallery! The poster shows one group of our students participating in the International Big Event in 2016. They cleaned up the neighborhood and removed graffiti and trash in the downtown area. The International Big Event has been taking place every spring since 2014, and is meant to provide an opportunity to engage our students in social projects and to team up with locals to get actively involved with charity.
In a beautiful ceremony in the town hall, a copy of the poster was handed to us by Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, Lord Major of Bonn. It was a real honor to accept it on behalf of all our students! This year, the International Big Event and the charity weekend will take place on March 25. With the support of more than 70 students, we will make sure that the tradition continues.
Thank you for your continuing engagement and your fantastic support!
Howdy! Or should I say ALAAAAAAF for ‘tis the season of Karneval! My name is Kendrick Lim, and I am one of the Aggies studying abroad this semester (Spring ’17)! This is the first time that I have ever been to Europe, and so far, I do not regret my decision to travel over 5000 miles for an entire semester even one bit. Prior to arriving in Germany, I asked many past students who had participated in this program what their favorite thing about their study abroad experience was. Most of them answered “Karneval!” I learned that Karneval was a nation-wide festival that starts on November 11th at 11:11AM and lasts until Ash Wednesday! Although the various Karneval festivities were great, one of the biggest highlights of my weekend was participating in the LïKüRa Parade! We teamed up with Therapiezentrum Bonn to assist those with mobility limitations so that they could participate in the parade. I had no idea what I signed up for back in January when I first arrived in Bonn, but I’m glad that I did. The kids would yell “Kamelle” as you walked by, the adults would yell “Alaaf” when you passed them, and every single person at the parade had the biggest smile on their faces. I was fortunate enough to have participated in a Karneval parade where everyone cheers for you as you walk by. That in itself was already an amazing experience; to add on top of that though, I was able to give those who were not capable of walking in the parade a chance to be a part of it. That’s not something you get to do everyday or at all in a lifetime. I’m truly blessed to have been able to be a part of something as great as a Karneval parade, and I would not trade that experience for anything else! Alaaf Germany, Alaaf Karneval, und Alaaf everything that I’ve experienced so far!