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Theatre

Gintersdorfer / Klaßen

Der Botschafter

Tickets:

12 Euro (conc. 8 Euro, [k] card 6 Euro)In English, German and French with Live Translation

Past dates

Friday

1/29/16

8:00 PM

k1

ca. 100 Minuten

Thursday

1/28/16

8:00 PM

k1

ca. 100 Minuten

Premiere

Tuesday

1/26/16

8:00 PM

k1

ca. 100 Minuten

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THE AMBASSADOR – A German-African musical comedy

The German-Ivorian artistic group (made up of director Monika Gintersdorfer and visual artist Knut Klaßen) is using its latest production to trace the biography of a former German ambassador in Africa. At the heart of the discourse on post-colonial potential and critical scrutiny of the past, are the real encounters with ambassadors, living in places like the Ivory Coast on diplomatic service. The ambassadors have developed very different strategies to avoid particular situations in different African countries. Alongside the anarchic acquisition of their biography, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen develop a viable concept that might the give the German-African relationship a new boost. A team of musicians and performers from the Ivory Coast and Germany transforms the stories of power and powerlessness, distance and involvement of diplomats in a speculative play: The ambassadors, who must always fight for understanding and interest in their ‘motherland’ take on sensual roles. Characteristically bold, the performers dissect the ambassadors’ status, switch perspectives and blur the lines between reality and fiction.


With and by: Monika Gintersdorfer, Knut Klaßen, Annick Prisca Agbadou, Gotta Depri, Jule Flierl, Ted Gaier, Hauke Heumann, Jesseline Preach, Franck Edmond Yao alias Gadoukou la Star, Tucké Royal, Eric Parfait Francis Taregue alias SKelly, Anne Tismer By and with: Hans Unstern
Coproduction: Kampnagel, HAU Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by: Elbkulturfonds, Hauptstadtkulturfonds and NPN (NATIONAL PERFORMANCE Netwerk)