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GRAECOMANIA 200 years von Hans-Werner Kroesinger
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years von Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
GRAECOMANIA 200 years by Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Picture: David Baltzer
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Hans-Werner Kroesinger

GRAECOMANIA 200 years

Germans have had a soft spot for Greece for a very long time. In the 1820s thousands of Germans voluntarily moved to Greece to fight for the cause of the Hellenes. Today Kos and Lesbos are no longer symbols of tourism but are the first arrival points on European territory for refugees. Debts, Grexit, billions in loans – these are the keywords. But what was that again about reparation payments? The army’s war crimes in Greece are gladly glossed over in Germany. The German soldier Erhart Kästner was on site at the time and wrote a hiking guide to Crete that remained a cult object for every German tourist to the area as late as the 1970s.

Hans-Werner Kroesinger and Regine Dura deal with money, cash flow, German-Greek history and Attic democracy. What do the labours of Heracles have to do with the IMF? 
German
100min
With
Mila Dargies, Niels Heuser, Sina Martens, Lajos Talamonti
Concept and Direction
Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Stage / Video
Rob Moonen
Sound
Daniel Dorsch/Hans Narva
Concept and Dramaturgy
Regine Dura
Collaboration stage design
Dominik v. Stillfried
Assistant to director
Chiara Galesi
Production management
Maria Kusche
Premiere: Jan 30 2016 / HAU3
Repeat performance 10 May 2016 / HAU1
Production: Hans- Werner Kroesinger. Coproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.