In these times of populist challenges, fundamental social questions are revised. How do we want to live together in the future? Is there a we for our neoliberal, individualistic fates? What can we still agree upon? Do we need a new social contract? Is it only the others that are populist or do populist desires slumber in us, waiting to be awakened?
In Emocracy, the audience can feed its feelings, desires and convictions directly into the gameplay. Two performers develop a panorama of lifestyle possibilities and scenes of everyday precariousness. The audience can react in real time, directing and assessing the narratives through voting and direct action. What resonates with me? What aggravates me? What repels me? What am I swept along with? By interacting with everyone present, a different emotional/political micro society is created every night. Rage, wit and love count just as much as a good argument.
Emocracy is part of the project A New Social Contract - Theatre Performances in Germany, Russia and the Ukraine, a collaboration with Centrum Text (Ukraine) and teatr.doc (Russia). In each of the three countries, each group develops a piece that raises the question of the social contract in the respective society, searching for answers together with the audience.
OCTOBER 13 | ARIST TALK AFTER THE PERFORMANCE IN COOPERATION WITH GOETHE-INSTITUT
CONCEPT Till Müller-Klug, Lajos Talamonti, Nina Tecklenburg PERFORMANCE Bettina Grahs, Lajos Talamonti DRAMATURGY Lisa Großmann SET DESIGN, COSTUMEs Sandra Fox INTERACTIVE VISUALISATION Georg Werner VIDEO PROGRAMMING Florian Fischer LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Dirk Lutz PRODUCTION ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro INTERN Talia Kracauer, Manuela Lachmann PR Tina Ebert PHOTOS Michael Bennett, creative common PHOTO DESIGN Sandra Fox, Florian Müller-Klug
A cooperation between Goethe-Institut Ukraine and Interrobang, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. In exchange with Theatr.doc (Moscow) and Zentrum “Tekst” (Kiev). Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung
INTERROBANG include Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg, Lajos Talamonti and Guests. The group develops new theatre formats in order to discuss current social phenomena and questions. In installative theatre spaces and participative game settings, the audience can experience, test and reflect on new scenic communication models. Playing with theatrical community thus becomes playing with present and possible future social forms and value systems. Interrobang performs on stages in the German-speaking countries and at international festivals (Heidelberger Stückemarkt, Impulse Theater Festival, Festival Akcent Prague, NONAME Festival Meyerhold Theatre Centre Moscow, Ivan Franko Theatre Kiev, etc.)