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Dialog direkt Kinshasa – Berlin by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen
Picture: Knut Klaßen
Dialog direkt Kinshasa – Berlin by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen
Picture: Knut Klaßen
Dialog direkt Kinshasa – Berlin by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen
Picture: Knut Klaßen
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Gintersdorfer/Klaßen

Direct Dialogue Kinshasa – Berlin

As part of its millennium development goals, the UN resolved to cut poverty in half by 2015. Two years after the deadline the group Gintersdorfer/Klaßen takes stock of the situation. Performers from the Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Germany meet with artists and students from the Académie des Beaux-Arts from Kinshasa. They cover the progress, or lack of it, in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last 15 years. Texts are translated and reedited as they are spoken. The fantastic performers, who playfully translate their counterpart’s texts as they are spoken, confront the universalist orientation of the UN programme with the reality of Kinshasa’s urban development. A photo series documents street scenes from the latter and from Berlin. The artist’s perspective on everyday living conditions, which influence artistic practice, is the focus of the production. The German premiere of the international project, which was newly developed for Lisbon and Brussels, will take place at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Since 2005 the director Monika Gintersdorfer and the visual artist Knut Klaßen have been collaborating with a German-Ivorian team. Their projects take shape in collective authorship with the performers. Once again this time they are bringing fast-paced choreography with a whiff of show business to the stage at HAU2.
Current Performances
Fri 28.04.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
Sat 29.04.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
Sun 30.04.2017, 17:00 / HAU2
French and German with German translation
With
Roch Bodo, Hauke Heumann, Dada Kadinho, Chris Mugenge, Eric Parfait Francis Taregue alias Skelly, Lydia Schellhammer
Production: Gintersdorfer/Klaßen. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kaaitheater Brüssel, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal Lissabon. Presented in the context of House on Fire with support by the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.