Augenblick mal! 2009

Freitag, 8. Mai 2009 | Hebbel am Ufer - HAU 1

Constanza Macras | Dorkypark, Berlin
Hell on Earth
von Constanza Macras
Rechte bei Constanza Macras und Dorkypark GmbH, Berlin
Eine Produktion von Constanza Macras | Dorkypark und Hebbel am Ufer Berlin in Koproduktion mit Kampnagel Hamburg
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch, Arabisch
ab 13 Jahren | 90 Minuten

Director: Constanza Macras
Stage Design: Tal Shacham
Costume Design: Constanza Macras, Tal Shacham
Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
Music: Santiago Blaum, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen
Actor(s): Lulu Akkouch (10), Lilli Akkouch (11), Maradonna Akkouch (12), Santiago Blaum (7), Tonatiuh Diaz (4), Damla Erdogmus (9), Koray Gültekin (13), Hyun-Jung Wang (6), Jonas Kilian (20), Hyoung Min Kim (2), Denis Kuhnert (5), Kristina Lösche-Löwensen (8), Avital Lvova (19), Ronni Maciel (1), Fatma El-Moustapha (15), Assem El-Moustapha (16), Ahmad El-Moustapha (17), Lisa Rennebaum (18), Tatiana Eva Saphir (3), Janina Schmidt (21), Mahmoud Zayab (14)


Growing up is a turbulent affair. And life is even more difficult for those who grow up surrounded by more than one culture – migration is just one more issue to add to the usual problems of gender and identity. The somewhat unconventional Argentinian


'Diversity' – the favourite word in modern-day political discourse. Here, on stage, it experiences its vital, sensual embodiment – for Constanza Macras, it is more than just a juxtaposition of ethnic origins and religions. For her, 'diversity' becomes the concept of a kaleidoscope-like play – the boundaries between the arts are removed, excellent dancers perform next to teenagers from Berlin-Neukölln, street culture and language mingle with so-called superior culture, that which is trivial and blasphemous finds itself next to artistic perfection, quotes from films, video and music alongside the kids' live reports. Behind the apparent insouciance with which what is irreconcilable is mixed up together, we find professional calculation and the sure feeling for pace and effect. The audience feel as if they are sitting in ejection seats – there's no way that the dynamic, the verve, the brashness and the humour can be topped. 'Diversity' – sensual, brutish, crazy, wild, ruthless, irreverently humorous – but above all: Hell on earth? That's the question that remains.

Kristin Wardetzky

On the occasion of the seventh 'Politik im freien Theater' festival, the social-choreographic 'Hell on Earth' was awarded the Goethe Institute prize.

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