- 29.01 > 03.02.2024
- 25.10 > 27.10.2023
- 18.09 > 23.09.2023
In GERMAN STAATSTHEATER, a group of performers will take you on an energetic and performative journey. In Hochdeutsch mit Variationen and through an incessant slapstick of overwrought bodies, they explore what community and solidarity can still mean in the individualistic and success-based society we live in.
Theatre-makers Rosie Sommers and Micha Goldberg (Ne mosquito pas) delve into the traditional German staatstheater, a theatre form distinguished by its monumental character, traditional production logic and the staging of socially relevant repertoire pieces. The expressive theatricality and the gigantic group of actors on stage spark the Rosie & Micha’s imagination as a kind of symbolic counterpoint to their own theatrical practice.
GERMAN STAATSTHEATER is a tornado of panic turned into humor and self-mockery, ultimately showing the power of community. Here, theatre is a place to celebrate ‘wasted’ energy, in the form of exuberant fun.
concept: Rosie Sommers & Micha Goldberg l with: Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Milka Mbunga Kongi, Loucka Elie Fiagan, Ariadna Lleo Rubio, Giulia Piana, Natacha Nicora, Simon Baetens, Dahlia Pessemiers & Lydia Mcglinchey l Light design: Max Adams l Sound: Milan Van Doren l technique: Vic van den Bossche l dramaturgy: Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms I dramaturgical advice: Elisa Liepsch l production: Kunstenwerkplaats l co-production: VIERNULVIER, Toneelhuis en Les Halles de Schaarbeek l thanks to: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Theater Aan Zee, Decoratelier, Beursschouwburg & Gouvernement l with the financial support of the Flemish Community.
Picture by Michiel De Vijver.