When we look back at 1968, what is our impression? Is it a date in a history book, a turning point, a mythical time? Exactly fifty years later, the performers of the theatre collective andcompany&Co. are developing a piece that addresses these questions. The group andcompany&Co. is known for artistically exploring historical and political themes and has developed a theatre language of its own, shaped by pop culture. In 2018, four performers embark on a theatrical research expedition through Europe in search of the spirit and the ghosts of the past revolutions of the 20th century.
Between May in Paris and the Prague Spring one thing is clear: The revolution knows no seasons and it doesn´t stick to any script. It doesn´t die from lead poisoning, childhood diseases or of the infirmities of old age. But on the melancholy of its supporters. The only thing that might help against PRD (post-revolutionary depression) is the performance of radical democracy: a real assembly.
After stops in Frankfurt am Main, France, Sofia and Prague, the production will premiere at the HAU in Berlin.
Artistic directors: andcompany&Co. (Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma)
Performers: Nina Kronjäger, Mariana Senne, Claudia Splitt, Mira Partecke&Co.
Text: Alexander Karschnia with Nicola Nord&Co.
Music: Sascha Sulimma&Co.
Stage and costume Design: Janina Audick
Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Demotionals: Raul Walch
Lightning design: Rainer Casper
Costume and stage design assistant: Daniela Zorrozua, Franziska Sauer, Caroline Wächter&Co.
Technical Director: Holger Müller
Sound: Deniz Sungur
Light: Sebastian Zamponi
Dramaturgy and production assistant Ffm: Christian Schuller
Assistant director: Kasia Noga
Production Management: Monica Ferrari
Residence, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main: 30 Apr. – 20 May 2018; lecture / happening, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main: 5 May 2018; performance at the ACT Festival, Sofia: 10 – 11 Nov. 2018; performance at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main: beginning of November 2018; performance at FFT, Düsseldorf: 25 – 26 Jan. 2019; performance at brut, Vienna: 8 – 9 Feb. 2019