Elias Canetti was born in the Bulgarian city of Russe in 1905. In the same way he carefully approaches a different culture in his novel "The Voices of Marrakesh", the theatres in Osnabrück and Russe will make their first contact by exchanging personnel, actors and new plays. The partners will co-produce the German premiere of a Bulgarian play in Osnabrück, organize a writing workshop with a Bulgarian writer and host guest performances by actors from both ensembles. The main collaborative project will be the joint performance "Rustschuk - Die gerettete Zunge" (The saved tongue) based on Canetti's biographie and directed by Ivan Stanev; the piece will combine German texts with the choreographic style of Bulgarian theatre.
Theatres: Theater Osnabrück and Drama Theater, Russe
Artists / participants: Ivan Stanev (BG), Henning Bock, Nikolay Dimitrov (BG), Boian Ivanov (BG), Jürgen Popig, Alek Popov (BG), Laurenz Leky, Rashko Mladenov (BG), Theater Osnabrück acting ensemble, Drama Theater acting ensemble (BG)
June 2009 - December 2011