NEW STAGING BY THE ENSEMBLE OF THE ZERSTREUTEN:
PREMIERE 19.02.2021, FURTHER PERFORMANCES ON 20. & 21. & 28. & 27. & 28.02.2021 AT THE SCHLOSSPLATZTHEATER KÖPENICK
Racism is eating its way through Germany. The attack on political correctness is accompanied by the assertion that the present Federal Republic is in reality a dictatorship of opinion. Political destabilization are the consequences when the language is no longer correct, the free press is called a "press of lies" and the Chancellor a "traitor to the people". Words are the cutlery of thought! So the question is, what does society talk about? Who speaks? Who may speak about what? Are only migrants allowed to talk about migration? Is only an African allowed to talk about colonialism? Only a transsexual to talk about gender issues? Language is performative and thus not only describes the world, but constructs it because it structures the perception of reality. We have developed a text version that is also based on autobiographical material and we present it in a humorous but confronting way. We deal with our own hidden racism, which disguises itself as a politically correct self-image. We'll show you a cleansing ritual!
The project "DEPARTURE - Artistic Exchange on & despite Corona” (working title) analyses in which aspects different societies have changed since the start of the Corona pandemic and how artists in the different countries deal with it. Including several partners from Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Germany we want to raise our own voice in times of pandemic. “Departure” involves researching and developing artistic interactions on the topic between artists in a digital space. Equipped with professional authors, musicians, performers and film teams in the respective countries, we are looking for new formats on how we can work together. In this way, we create separate artistic products that are brought together. The implementation consists of many different production steps, intermediate results and artistic products that complement, build on and correspond with each other.
We ask ourself: How are our partners in Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Germany doing during this time? How are artists in Germany, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe dealing creatively with the crisis? What will be left of life as it stands when the pandemic is over? What do we have to / want to prepare for? Do we use the opportunities that lie in the crisis for a different future? What should it look like? How can the initiated exchange be continued in the future? How can the economic imbalance between North and South be reduced?
PREMIERE OF THE LECTURE PERFORMANCE MARCH 2021 STADTTHEATER GREIFSWALD