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Picture: Alona Rodeh
Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends: Do the Right Thing – Emergent Emergencies
Picture: Alona Rodeh
Picture: Alona Rodeh
Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends: Do the Right Thing – Emergent Emergencies
Picture: Alona Rodeh
Picture: Alona Rodeh
Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends: Do the Right Thing – Emergent Emergencies
Picture: Alona Rodeh
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Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends

Do the Right Thing: Emergent Emergencies

In their new performance “Do the Right Thing” Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends examine current political circumstances and the interdependencies of action (“DO”), ethics (“THE RIGHT”) and materiality (“THING”). Borrowing the title of Spike Lee’s film from 1989, Ashbel questions whether theatre can live up to the often self-imposed demand to do “the right thing”. Alongside the performers and musicians he places objects on stage as equal actors. Together they trace the history of political abstraction, opening up new possibilities for a theatre that no longer puts people in the centre. Starting from the primary colours red, yellow and blue and the basic geometric forms of circle, square and triangle, “Do the Right Thing” converts the traditional Bauhaus palette into bright neon colours of warning signs and security notices. The Bauhaus master Oskar Schlemmer once asked: “Humans and space each have different laws of order. Whose shall prevail?” The performance here goes beyond the pure confrontation of space and humans, allowing for an empathic and colourful revision of the role human beings play in dominating the world of objects.
Trailer "Do the Right Thing"
Current Performances
Fri 02.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU2
Sat 03.11.2018, 20:00 / HAU2
Sun 04.11.2018, 17:00 / HAU2
Direction
Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Research and Concept
Romm Lewkowicz
By and with
Casper-Malte Augusta, Jessica Gadani, Tatiana Saphir
Music
Hacklander \ Hatam
Featuring
Efrat Aviv, Nkisi
Head of Visuals
Alona Rodeh
Lighting
Joseph Wegmann
Outside Eye
Stefanie Wenner
Assistance direction
Katharina Joy Book
Costume Assistance
Marcus Barros Cardoso
Costume collaboration
Maria Florencia Morales
Assistance Set
Adam Goldstein
Press & Production
björn & björn
Premiere 02 November 2018
Production: Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), FFT (Düsseldorf). Funded by Fonds Bauhaus heute der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.