GERMAN STAATSTHEATER

KWP production

Residencies

  • 29.01 > 03.02.2024
  • 22.01 > 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 Rubio Lleo, 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 de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie en de Tax Shelter van de Belgische fede­ra­le over­heid — Look@Leo


Pictures by Michiel Devijver and Wannes Cré.