“Can citizens realise political, aesthetic and social ideas in their own city through theatre? Can the theatre be both a vibrant public space, a parliament and an academy?” This performance answers these questions posed by Bertolt Brecht by showing us the new epic theatre.
The German word ‘durcheinander’ means through each other, and confusion or tangle. Together with students at the drama department at Fyllingsdalen Upper Secondary School, deufert&plischke invites us to a 3-hour artistic gathering, with conversations and occasional confusion.
The performance opens with an epic dance in which we take part together with the students. Afterwards we are divided into small groups and enter the many little theatres that the 31 students have built. In these little stand-up theatres we get to play, pretend and change ourselves – dress up, become someone else.
As soon as the curtain falls on the little stages, all the participants take part in a grand final ball. Brecht’s epic theatre, which addressed reason rather than emotions, has been central to the works of deufert&plischke since 2001. The artist couple are interested in discussing and addressing what goes on in the world rather than creating a mood or feelings on stage.
Brecht’s epic theatre has been upgraded with Hans-Thies Lehmann’s ideas about critical self-reflection, the so-called post-dramatic theatre, which focuses on sensory experiences in dance and theatre, and different forms of audience participation. Lehmann has written a lengthy letter to the deceased Brecht especially for this performance.
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Durcheinander by Fyllingsdalen VGS/deufert&plischke (NO/DE) | Oktoberfans 2016
- October 24, 2016 - October 24, 2016