Christoph Winkler & Ahmed Soura
“You stare at me in amazement, and look at me in wonder? / I can tell, I must do the cuckoo, / Before you can trust me, but I think, / We’ll save up for the trip, for it’s long, / Even when I tell you about myself, / I can look into the water!”
From “The Nibelungen” (Friedrich Hebbel).
Siegfried, Faust or Woyzeck? A dance solo by Christoph Winkler for Ahmed Soura about the visibility of “coloured” actors in German theatre. It belongs to the sanctuaries of German stage culture, it is the dream of all performers, its casting the most noble task of dramaturgy and direction: the leading role! But what if skin colour and origin do not seem to fit the big task?
60 minutes. French and Djula with German surtitles I A production of: Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro I in cooperation with: Ballhaus Ost. I Supported by: the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs and the three-year conceptual support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. from federal funds I With the kind support of: Phase7. Guest performance made possible by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK within the framework of guest performance funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and Art of the Länder.
Sun 4 October 2015