Picture: Janina Audick

Picture: Janina Audick
Logo of the Hebbel am Ufer


Tarzan rettet Berlin

A choir project based on Einar Schleef's diaries

Part of "To Einar Schleef's 75th Birthday"

With great eloquence, the theatre maker Einar Schleef controls his own language, for language means maturity, means guilt, means individuality. A chorus – indifferent in gender and size – ploughs through the spoken, searching for a way to transfer its own identity. In his diaries Schleef works on memory. “Today is speaking. I have never thought so much about why the body tortures me, oppresses me, how the speaking inside me chokes me. Now come the setbacks. I can barely be understood.” A new multiplicity is constructed and deconstructed in the staccato of word and movement. And what if identity formation is left out? If disturbance is the goal? “Tarzan rettet Berlin” transfers the special “Schleef chorus” into 2019. The texts cooperate with speakers from the here and now. A chorus that resists any attribution and any labelling, as the condition of coming together, as mouthpiece and event.   
Current Performances
Thu 10.01.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
Fri 11.01.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
Mon 14.01.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
Tue 15.01.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
Janina Audick, Martina Bosse, Brigitte Cuvelier, Christine Groß
Jona Aulepp, Claudio Campo-Garcia, Maikel Drexler, Yasmin El Yassini, Sanni Est, KAy Garnellen, Kim Ley, Naomi Odhiambo, Marina Prados, Jayrôme C. Robinet, Nathalie Seiß, Julian Süss, Meo Wulf
Direction choir
Christine Groß
Brigitte Cuvelier
Janina Audick
Dramaturgy, production-management
Martina Bosse
Musical direction
Sacha Benedetti, Roman Ott
Lighting design
Klaus Dust
Technical director
Fabian Eichner
Assistance to direction, production
Jan Koslowski
Assistance set design, costume
Marlene Lockemann, Daniela Zorrozua
Hannes Francke, Ute Schall
Construction of the set
Lichtblick Bühnentechnik
Josefin Willnauer
Costume production
Lea Carreno, Imke Paulick
Premiere 10 January 2019
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds.