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GERMAN STAATSTHEATER

performance
08—09.02.2024

In GERMAN STAATSTHEATER, a group of per­for­mers will take you on an ener­ge­tic and per­for­ma­ti­ve jour­ney. In ‘Hochdeutsch mit Variationen’ and through an inces­sant slap­stick of over­wrought bodies, they explo­re what com­mu­ni­ty and soli­da­ri­ty can still mean in the indi­vi­du­a­lis­tic and suc­cess-based soci­e­ty we live in.  

Theatremakers Rosie Sommers and Micha Goldberg (Ne mosqui­to pas) del­ve into the tra­di­ti­o­nal German staats­the­a­ter, a the­a­tre form dis­tin­guis­hed by its monu­men­tal charac­ter, tra­di­ti­o­nal pro­duc­ti­on logic and the sta­ging of soci­al­ly rele­vant reper­toi­re pie­ces. The expres­si­ve the­a­tri­ca­li­ty and the gigan­tic group of actors on sta­ge spark Rosie & Micha’s ima­gi­na­ti­on as a kind of sym­bo­lic coun­ter­point to their own the­a­tri­cal prac­ti­ce.  

GERMAN STAATSTHEATER is a tor­na­do of panic tur­ned into humor and self-moc­kery, ulti­ma­te­ly showing the power of com­mu­ni­ty. Here, the­a­tre is a pla­ce to cele­bra­te ‘wasted’ ener­gy, in the form of exu­be­rant fun. 

"We wanted to combine our idea of the GERMAN STAATSTHEATER, the big theatre, the exaggeration of emotions, with these ugly feelings." - Different Class

concept Rosie Sommers & Micha Goldberg  | performers Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Milka Mbunga Kongi, Loucka Elie Fiagan, Ariadna Rubio Lleo, Giulia Piana, Natacha Nicora, Simon Baetens, Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar, Lydia McGlinchey, Anna Franziska Jäger, Nathan Ooms, Rosie Sommers & Micha Goldberg | light design Max Adams | sound Milan Van Doren | tech­ni­que Vic van den Bossche | dra­ma­tur­gy Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms | dra­ma­tur­gi­cal advi­ce Elisa Liepsch | pro­duc­ti­on Kunstenwerk­plaats | co-pro­duc­ti­on VIERNULVIER, Toneelhuis & Les Halles de Schaerbeek | thanks to Decoratelier, Beursschouwburg, Gouvernement & Theater Aan Zee | with the finan­ci­al sup­port of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie en de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid - Look@Leo