Granma. Trombones de La Havane (Rimini Protokoll)

Granma. Posaunen aus Havanna (Rimini Protokoll)
© Stefan Kaegi

Monument-National, Salle Ludger-Duvernay

May 28, 29, 30 at 7 :00 p.m.
May 28 : artist talk after the performance

As part of the Festivall TransAmériques
With the support of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany

Stefan Kaegi (Zurich + Berlin)
Rimini Protokoll + Maxim Gorki Theatre

Fidel Castro is dead and the Rolling Stones performed in Havana. Yet if in Cuba revolutionary rhymes paradoxically with octogenarian, the country is being transformed under the fascinated eyes of the world.

Like their elders, young people would like to create a utopia that galvanizes the planet, but how to do so? Onstage, the grandchildren of Fidel’s comrades incarnate their grandparents and reinterpret the Castroist adventure as they question their heritage and imagine the future.

In keeping with his documentary approach, Stefan Kaegi of the Berlin collective Rimini Protokoll – producers of the delightful 100% Montreal in 2017 – met with some fifty grandchildren of the revolutionaries. He employs four of them onstage, as well as the contributions of young Cuban artists set to the sound of trombones (merrily liberated from their military stiffness), to paint a portrait of their present and their future, their reality and their dreams. An illuminating overview of Cuba from the 1950s to today.

© Rimini Protokoll


Monument-National, Salle Ludger-Duvernay

Language: Spanish with English and French surtitles
Price: 41 $ - 52 $
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