Kammer 1

1968

AN OCCUPATION OF THE KAMMERSPIELE BY LEONIE BÖHM, COLLECTIF CATASTROPHE, GINTERSDORFER / KLASSEN, HENRIKE IGLESIAS, ELFRIEDE JELINEK, WOJTEK KLEMM, ANNA-SOPHIE MAHLER, RAUMLABOR BERLIN, ALBERTO VILLARREAL

play

During Peter Stein’s staging of Peter Weiss’ “Viet Nam Discourse” in the Münchner Kammerspiele in 1968, actors collected money for weapon donations to the Viet Cong, resulting in a scandal and the production’s imminent cancellation by the director August Everding. Fifty years on, the Kammerspiele invites artists to engage in the topics and issues of the turbulent ’68 period from a contemporary and subjective perspective. The architects’ office RAUMLABOR BERLIN, who presented “Shabbyshabby Apartments” two years ago in Munich, will turn Kammer 1 into an open space which the invited ensembles and directors will each occupy for a 15-minute production. Director LEONIE BÖHM re-thinks fundraising at the scene where it took place; the artists’ collective HENRIKE IGLESIAS questions the sexual revolution from the perspective of women; the director ALBERTO VILLARREAL locates the “zero hour” in the Olympic Games in Mexico; the German-Ivorian group GINTERSDORFER / CLASSEN unleashes the unsettling power of Frantz Fanon’s “The Wretched of this Earth”; ANNA-SOPHIE MAHLER takes the films of Alexander Kluge as a starting point for musical research into her family history; ELFRIEDE JELINEK can be seen on video in a re-enactment; the Polish director WOJTEK KLEMM presents a visual orchestration of the resistance and the young French COLLECTIF CATASTROPHE creates a fantasy machine. The end result will be a range of contributions ranging from the past to the present and the future, all of which take seriously the controversial legacy of 1968.

An act of political theatre, a risk, an experiment by and with all those who want to shape the world with the power of their art. In response to the AFD Chairman Jörg Meuthen’s demands that we must “get away from the contaminated left red-green, filthy Germany of the 68ers,” the Kammerspiele quotes Jean-Paul Sartre: “LET IMAGINATION TAKE POWER.” NOW.



ATTENTION: For the performance are strobe effects used. Some frequncies might cause epileptic attacks.

On March 12, the Performance collective Henrike Iglesias can't participate in the show.

Team Leonie Böhm
Feat.: Thomas Hauser, Lukas Vögler
Director: Leonie Böhm
Setting & Costume: Maike Brunner / Nora Stocker
Dramaturgy: Tarun Kade & Christopher-Fares Köhler
Assistance director (Pre-rehearsals): Miriam Ibrahim, Bibiana Picado Mendes
Assistance director & artistic advisor: Felix Lübkemann

Team Collectif Catastrophe
Feat.: Pierre Jouan, Blandine Rinkel, Hadrian Bouvier, Arthur Navellou, Pablo Brunaud, Carol Teillard
Director: Collectif catastrophe
Setting & Costume: Maike Brunner / Nora Stocker
Dramaturgy: Tarun Kade
Assistance director: Jonny-Bix Bongers

Team Gintersdorfer / Klassen
Feat.: Gotta Depri, Hauke Heumann, Gadoukou la Star
Director: Monika Gintersdorfer / Knut Klaßen
Assistance setting: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Dramaturgy: Tarun Kade
Assistance director: Miriam Ibrahim, Felix Lübkemann

Team Henrike Iglesias
Feat.: Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth
Director: Henrike Iglesias
Setting & Video: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Dramaturgy: Johanna Höhmann
Assistance director: Jonny-Bix Bongers

Team Wojtek Klemm
Feat.: Stefan Merki, Gro Swantje Kohlhof
Chor: Münchner Knabenchor
Director: Wojtek Klemm
Setting & Video: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Musical conception: Albrecht Ziepert
Dramaturgy: Johanna Höhmann
Assistance director: Jonny-Bix Bongers

Team Anna-Sophie Mahler
Feat.: Jelena Kuljić, Yuka Yanagihara, Michael Wilhelmi
Director: Anna-Sophie Mahler
Setting & Costume: Maike Brunner / Nora Stocker
Musikalische Konzeption: Michael Wilhelmi
Dramaturgie: Johanna Höhmann
Assistance director (Pre-rehearsals): Miriam Ibrahim
Assistance director: Felix Lübkemann

Team Alberto Villarreal
Feat.: Stefan Merki, Jelena Kuljić, Thomas Hauser, Gro Swantje Kohlhof
Director: Alberto Villarreal
Setting & Costume: Maike Brunner, Nora Stocker, Andrea Perez Fu (Vorbereitung)
Video: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Dramaturgy: Tarun Kade
Assistance director: Jonny-Bix Bongers

With

Hadrian Bouvier, Pablo Brunaud, Gotta Depri, Anna Fries, Thomas Hauser, Hauke Heumann, Pierre Jouan, Jelena Kuljić, Gadouko La Star, Stefan Merki, Münchner Knabenchor, Laura Naumann, Arthur Navellou, Blandine Rinkel, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth, Carol Teillard, Michael Wilhelmi, Yuka Yanagihara

Concept and dramaturgy

Johanna Höhmann, Tarun Kade

Space

raumlaborberlin

Musical direction

Albrecht Ziepert

Lighting

Stephan Mariani, Jürgen Tulzer

Production management

Verena Regensburger

Assistance scenography

Maike Brunner, Andrea Perez Fu, Nora Stocker, Nicole Marianna Wytyczak

Artistic assistance

Jonny-Bix Bongers, Miriam Ibrahim, Felix Lübkemann

Supported by the Goethe Institut Mexico

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Premiere on 08. February 2018