A documentary music theatre project
World premiere on May 8, 2022 from 3 pm; Einstein Kultur, Munich
All other performances from 5 pm; Einstein Kultur, Munich
Admission every 20 minutes for 9 people at a time. Last admission on 8.5. at 18:40, on the other days at 20:40.
Duration: approx. 70 minutes, without break
– In german language –
In this music-documentary theatre project, composer Yoav Pasovsky, director Robert Lehniger, set designer Irina Schicketanz and sounddesigner Miguel Murrieta Vásquez ask how everyday racism is experienced. From over twenty interviews they conducted with the help of taz journalist Ebru Taşdemir, they develop scenes that people born and raised in Germany with an international history experience every day: in which they are repeatedly denied belonging to this country, in which they are marked and stigmatised as different.
For the physical attacks and assaults on refugee homes, Jewish places of worship or non-white people are preceded by more subtle forms of exclusion. In order to bring these experiences closer to a presumably mostly white, middle-class audience and to make them directly palpable, the music theatre project breaks down the classical separation of stage and auditorium. In a labyrinthine installation, the audience is immersed in live scenes as well as in virtual reality via headsets.
The audience is thus directly involved in situations and scenes in which they can experience everyday racism from the perspective of the people who are exposed to it. The musical composition also works with documentary material and draws attention to a situation that those affected experience as persistent and unbearable, which denies them equal rights and participation – a constantly worsening situation of upheaval: A DAVOR.
Trigger warning: This production contains scenes that describe and depict racist situations or assaults. This may be disturbing and retraumatizing to visitors. If you feel uncomfortable with these themes, feel free to leave the performance at any time and/or approach our team!
The production also uses virtual reality goggles. Wearing these can cause discomfort and even nausea. Do not hesitate to remove the glasses or ask our team for help!
Age recommendation from 13 years.