Europoly – Performances and films exploring Europe in times of transformation
17 - 23 February
The financial crisis has drastically altered living conditions all over Europe: Right-wing parties have recorded a boost in popularity, labor migration within Europe and local unemployment of young people have reached unprecedented dimensions, the risk of poverty has risen, the refugee disaster at the external EU borders has aggravated. People and specific realities of life are behind these facts. In order to tell their stories and to place them into a European context, the Goethe-Institut acts as co-producer for new works by five young theater groups from Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania and Portugal. For the first time these productions are being staged at the Kammerspiele; some of them are even debuting here. The EUROPOLY festival is complemented by lectures and by a video and film program curated by Dorothee Wenner.
Productions in the frame of EUROPOLY
by Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris (Athens)
HAVE A GOOD DAY!
an opera by Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (Vilnius)
LESSONS OF LEAKING
by machina eX (Berlin)
by Cláudia Dias and Pablo Fidalgo Lareo (Lisbon)
By Brokentalkers (Dublin)
EUROPOLY is a European project for theatre and film by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural-Centre Athens, Sirenos – Vilnius International Theatre Festival, Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon and Tiger Dublin Fringe. In cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation.