The golden Age of Extremes
Teatr Nowy (Poland), kainkollektiv (Germany), tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg (Germany), Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (Germany)
A Performative Camp about the PAST // of the FUTURE of the // PAST
The famous so called downfall of the Occident and the one of the so called Golden Age on the opposite placed plot, which is mostly a romanticized view of the past as a projected escape point into the future, are two sides of the same coin. Both are not reckoning with the present, rather selling it out to escape from it. But how can one evade one’s own time? In this project this coin will be melt down to mould a new one and bring it into circulation to get a new different deal with the present. Instead of accepting the present as unchangeable or trying to flee it – and it doesn’t matter whether direction downfall or direction paradise – it is an attempt to create a space in which all these options can appear at the same time. Old and new, known and completely different from everything you have known so far. The old concepts of a (by now past) future will circulate once more, to ignite the future of everything that went down with these faded concepts. An alternative presence, a joint space in which THE AGE OF EXTREMES and THE GOLDEN AGE merge into one another.
Direction: Fabian Lettow, Mirjam Schmuck | Text: Fabian Lettow | Music: Mirjam Schmuck | Dramaturgy: Patrycja Kowańska | Stage & Costume: Alexandra Tivig | With: Florian Lass, Weronika Wronka, Łukasz Stawarczyk, Kristina Peters | Musicians: Jonas Wiese, Sara Bigdell Shampoo | Dance: Lili Mihajlovic, Bartosz Ostrowski | Video Art: N.N. | Production Management: kainkollektiv, Tomasz Kireńczuk | Translation: Patrycja Kowańska | Supported by: Goethe-Institut (Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds)
This project is part of round 5 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2018.