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VIA INTOLLERANZA II: GUEST PERFORMANCE IN WARSAW IN SEPTEMBER 2012


Guest performance on 26 September 2012 at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

On 26 September 2012, we will be performing VIA INTOLLERANZA II at the invitation of the »Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny Warszawa Centralna« Festival in Warsaw. The festival is taking place this year under the motto »Mistifications« (Mistyfikacje).

Further information here: www.teatrdramatyczny.pl

Palac Kultury i Nauki, Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Vorstellung am 26.09. um 20h


VIA INTOLLERANZA II: INVITATION TO THE FESTIVAL »POLITIK IM FREIEN THEATER« DRESDEN


Christoph Schlingensiefs »VIA INTOLLERANZA II« will be visiting the Staatsschauspiel Dresden on November 1st and 2nd, 2011


Tickets available here: www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de


VIA INTOLLERANZA II INVITATION TO BERLIN THEATERTREFFEN 2011, THE HOLLAND FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM AND THE HELSINKI FESTIVAL


Christoph Schlingensief's Via Intolleranza II has been selected one of the last season's ten most notable productions by the Jury of the Theatertreffen 2011.


Theatertreffen 2011 (Berliner Festspiele):
»VIA INTOLLERANZA II«, May 21, 22 and 23, [Tickets]

Holland Festival Amsterdam
»MEA CULPA«, June 2nd [Tickets]
»VIA INTOLLERANZA II«, June 4th, 5th and 6th [Tickets]

Helsinki Festival
»VIA INTOLLERANZA II«, August 24 and 25 [Tickets]

Via Intolleranza II is a production of the Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. In cooperation with Burgtheater Vienna, Impulstanz and Wiener Festwochen.

Photo gallery: Via Intolleranza II, Berlin, May 2011

Photo gallery: Cast backstage, Berlin, May 2011


VIA INTOLLERANZA II


A project by Christoph Schlingensief


Christoph Schlingensief’s opera village project in Burkina Faso, entitled Remdoogo, is a highly impressive global arts project that brings different worlds together and removes the dividing line between art and life. Work started in January 2010 to create the opera village on around 14 hectares of land close to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, comprising schools, film and music classrooms, rehearsal rooms, a hotel, a stage, a hall, a café, a restaurant, offices, workshops, housing, a football pitch, agricultural land and an infirmary.


The architect behind the opera village, Francis Kéré, is from Burkina Faso himself. He has won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and a whole host of other international awards, including for a school built with local and semi-skilled workers in his home village of Gando. In his work Kéré combines his country’s traditional building methods with completely new ecological concepts: a minimal use of water, almost exclusive use of natural materials like stone, sand and clay, and just 8 per cent cement. He has designed a double-roof structure with vaulted ceilings and windows that allow air to flow through, cooling down outside temperatures of up to 40 degrees in the shade to around 25 degrees inside the school without using electricity. With him and with the support of numerous sponsors and friends from Europe and Burkina Faso, the buildings are being designed and built using regional building materials. Remdoogo, Africa’s first opera village, will provide the production and living conditions that make education, exchange and impartial arts production possible in one of the world’s poorest countries. The opera village will allow Schlingensief to turn his vision into reality, establishing opera as an art form reuniting all disciplines in the midst of life, and continuing a story where opera pursues emotional and political strategies capable of changing society. It is a long-term initiative towards having personal initiative, and takes as its starting point an extended concept of opera: opera is liberated from its present ossification and turned into a living organism that is continually growing and developing its own characteristics and unlikely constellations.


Photo gallery: Via Intolleranza II, Brussels, 15.5.2010

Download: These images can be used for editorial publications. Please mention the source (Photo: Aino Laberenz). Download: [ZIP-Archive, 170 MB]



Intolleranza 1960, which premiered at the 1961 Venice Biennale, is a key work in 20th century European opera and a political statement by Luigi Nono against racism, intolerance and state power. Nono wanted to create socially engaged music that is not limited to aesthetic-artistic forms, but has a direct impact on the audience. He called his opera “scenic action”, where seeing is just as important as hearing.

Christoph Schlingensief is now using and exploring this enlightened piece of European cultural history and researching precisely what happens to Nono's work when it is shifted to an African context. His interest lies not in using European culture to teach Africa, but rather in asking relevant questions. When moved to the African continent, does Intolleranza have the kind of meaning we like to give it here – a humanistic hobbyhorse to distract from our own intolerance? But wouldn't just always talking about our own intolerance of others be too simple? Doesn't it require us to admit defeat at last, that we have been intolerant of ourselves our whole lives? That we have bidden farewell to ourselves as singular living beings in favour of conventions and clichés? Or must it be about foregoing any entitlement to singularity? In an African context, are there actually the kind of themes and motives Luigi Nono and our gratefully applauding society would like to believe there are? And if so, what should they trigger there? What points in common can there actually be? Will Africans crib from Nono or leave him far behind? Does Intolleranza 1960 vanish amid the complex African culture?

Intolleranza 1960 is the starting point and provides the material for Christoph Schlingensief’s production Via Intolleranza II – the first piece of African opera village utopia to come to Europe. It is not a production by the opera village, but an accompanying piece of research which attempts to understand step by step why we always want to help the African continent while being unable for quite a while now to help ourselves, and to ask questions about whether things like intolerance and indifference to ourselves lie at the heart of this constantly inappropriate behaviour.

VIA INTOLLERANZA II will be developed and rehearsed in Burkina Faso from March 2010, and then shown at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in May and at the Kampnagel in Hamburg, as well as at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in June 2010.


Via Intolleranza II
VIA INTOLLERANZA II   © Thomas Goerge


Idea/directed by: Christoph Schlingensief; Stage: Thomas Goerge, Thekla von Mülheim, Christian Schlechter; Costumes: Aino Laberenz; Light: Voxi Bärenklau, Michael Dietze; Video: Meika Dresenkamp; Music and conducting: Arno Waschk; Sound: David Gierth; Dramaturgy: Carl Hegemann, Anna Heesen

With: Brigitte Cuvelier, „Kandy“ Mamounata Guira, Kerstin Graßmann, Claudia Sgarbi, Olivia Stahn, Isabelle Tassembedo, Jean Marie Gomzoubou Boucoungou, Jean Chaize, Alexander Jovanovic, Issoufou Kienou, Stefan Kolosko, Amado Komi, Johannes Lauer, Christoph Schlingensief, Ahmed Soura, Nicolas Ulrich Severin Tounga, Abdoul Kader Traore, Arno Waschk, Wilfried Zoungrana

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KVS, La Monnaie/De Munt

Production: Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH; Coproduction: Kampnagel Hamburg, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Burgtheater Vienna, Impulstanz and the Wiener Festwochen.

Supported by: Goethe-Institut, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, ECC - European Creative Center, Uferstudios GmbH.



Schedule & Tickets

15. - 18.5.2010, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brüsssel [Get Tickets]
23. - 26.5.2010, Kampnagel Hamburg [Get Tickets]
12. - 14.6.2010, Burgtheater / Wiener Festwochen [Get Tickets]
24., 26., 27.6.2010, Bayerische Staatsoper München [Get Tickets]
4. - 6.6.2011, Holland Festival [Tickets]
24., 25.8.2011, Helsinki Festival [Tickets]




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON VIA INTOLLERANZA II

- VIA INTOLLERANZA II WEBSITE - Additional information on Schlingensief's Via Intolleranza II
 VIA INTOLLERANZA II AT THE TT 2011 - 3sat Foyer, May 2011 (47 MB)
- VIA INTOLLERANZA GALLERY BERLIN - Berlin Theatertreffen 2011
- VIA INTOLLERANZA GALLERY CAST - Backstage pictures, Theatertreffen 2011
- VIA INTOLLERANZA GALLERY BRUSSELS - Brussels premiere images, 15.5.2010
- ART IS MAGIC / IT CANNOT SUCCEED - Theatertreffenblog, May 2011
- THE RAVEL OF US AND THEM - Theater Heute #7, 2010
- DAS WIR-UND-DIE-KNÄUEL - Theater Heute #7 vom Juli 2010
- SCHLUSS MIT DEM GUTMENSCHENTUM - Donaukurier vom 25.6.2010
- GUTMENSCHEN FÜR AFRIKA - Merkur Online vom 25.6.2010
- SCHLINGENSIEF MACHT DEN GUTMENSCHEN SCHLECHT - SZ, 25.06.2010
- VIA INTOLLERANZA II IN MÜNCHEN BEJUBELT - dpa vom 25.06.2010
 SCHLINGENSIEFS AFRIKA - SF Kulturplatz vom 16.6.2010 (39 MB)
 IM KÜNSTLERZIMMER - ORF Ö1 Kultur, 20.6.2010
- WENN AFRIKA WIEN WIRD - Der Kurier vom 15.6.2010
- EINE SZENISCHE IDEENORGIE - Der Standard vom 14.6.2010
- FESTWOCHEN: LANGES WARTEN AUF CHRISTOPH - Die Presse, 14.6.2010
- KRITIK: »VIA INTOLLERANZA II« - Kurier vom 13.6.2010
 SCHLINGENSIEF BEI WIENER FESTWOCHEN - ORF ZIB vom 12.6.2010 (9 MB)
- VIA INTOLLERANZA II - Kultur aktuell (ORF Ö1) vom 14.06.2010
- WENN KULTUREN AUFEINANDER PRALLEN - SHZ vom 26.05.2010
- POST-MODERNE REVUE ÜBER DIE VERGEBLICHKEIT - NZZ vom 26.05.2010
- WARUM WOLLEN WIR NUR STÄNDIG AFRIKA HELFEN? - Stuttgarter Z., 26.05.
- RAUS AUS AFRIKA - taz vom 25.5.2010
- VIELEN DANK FÜR IHR GEHEUCHELTES INTERESSE - Hamb. Abendbl., 25.5.
- RÜBERDÜSEN, MITTROMMELN - Frankfurter Rundschau, 25.5.2010
- DAS VERSAGEN GEGENÜBER AFRIKA - dpa vom 24.5.2010
- WORK IN PROGRESS DER BEWUSSTSEINSWERDUNG - Nachtkritik, 15.5.2010
- KÖNIG MIDAS IN BURKINA FASO - Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 17.5.2010
- SCHLINGENSIEFS AFRIKA-CORPS - Die WELT vom 16.5.2010
- DER EUROPÄER VERSTEHT GAR NICHTS - Die WELT vom 17.5.2010
- WAS DU SIEHST, IST NICHT IMMER, WAS DU BIST - Hamb. Abendblatt, 19.5.
 DER AFRIKANISCHE BLICK TEIL 1 - 3sat Kulturzeit vom 7.5.2010 (25 MB)
 DER AFRIKANISCHE BLICK TEIL 2 - 3sat Kulturzeit vom 18.5.2010 (27 MB)
 DER AFRIKANISCHE BLICK TEIL 3 - 3sat Kulturzeit vom 20.5.2010 (28 MB)
 VIA INTOLLERANZA II IN BRÜSSEL - ARD Tagesthemen, 15.5. (14 MB)

Project information

- Overview
- Via Website

Photo gallery

- Gallery I Brussels
- Gallery II Berlin
- Gallery III Backstage


English coverage

- The ravel of us and
   them
(Theater Heute)
- Art is Magic / It
   Cannot Succeed

   (tt11 Blog)

Videos

 SF Kulturplatz
   vom 16.6.2010

   (Video, 39 MB)
 ORF ZIB Beitrag
   v. 12.6.2010

   (Video, 8 MB)
 ARD Tagesthemen
   Beitrag v. 15.5.2010

   (Video, 14 MB)
 3sat Kulturzeit
   Beitrag v. 7.5.2010

   (Video, 25 MB)
 3sat Kulturzeit
   Beitrag v. 18.5.2010

   (Video, 27 MB)
 3sat Kulturzeit
   Beitrag v. 20.5.2010

   (Video, 28 MB)


External Links

- KDFA Brussels
- Kampnagel Hamburg
- Wiener Festwochen
- Bayer. Staatsoper
- Helsinki Festival
- Holland Festival
- Goethe Institut





VIA INTOLLERANZA II

Premiere on March 15, 2010

Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brüssel, Kampnagel Hamburg, Wiener Festwochen, Bayerische Staatsoper München

Idea/directed by: Christoph Schlingensief

Stage: Thekla von Mülheim, Christian Schlechter; Costumes: Aino Laberenz; Light: Voxi Bärenklau, Michael Dietze; Video: Meika Dresenkamp; Music and conducting: Arno Waschk; Sound: David Gierth; Dramaturgy: Carl Hegemann, Anna Heesen

With:
Brigitte Cuvelier, „Kandy“ Mamounata Guira, Kerstin Graßmann, Claudia Sgarbi, Olivia Stahn, Isabelle Tassembedo, Jean Marie Gomzoubou Boucoungou, Jean Chaize, Alexander Jovanovic, Issoufou Kienou, Stefan Kolosko, Amado Komi, Johannes Lauer, Christian Radovan, Christoph Schlingensief, Ahmed Soura, Nicolas Ulrich Severin Tounga, Abdoul Kader Traore, Arno Waschk, Wilfried Zoungrana

Assistant directors: Nicola Ahr, Agathe Chion; Kostümassistenz: Charlotte Pistorius, Michaela Muchina; Technical coordinator: Christian Schlechter; Assistants stage: Susanne Fehenberger, Kerstin Junge, Nanna Neudeck, Julia Ries

Assisted by students of the HfbK Braunschweig: Armagan Aydin, Sina Dunker, Martina Gromadzki, Maria Manasterny, Imke Meyer, Nina Olczak, Christian Retschlag, Doreen Schwarz, Sabine Sellig, Deborah Uhde

Translation and artist assistance: Wilfried Zoungrana; Coordination and artist assistance: Lisa Herkenhöhner; Translation: Agathe Chion, Anne Hosemann; Prompt book: Natascha Gangl; Direction interns: Anne Hosemann, Marie Ohl; Brussels interns: Aurore Jacquemot, Melanie Zimmermann; Hamburg intern: Franziska Schnoor; Casting and rehearsals Ouagadougou: Sophia Simitzis; Correpetition Ouagadougou: Roman Lemberg; Video documentation: Lionel Some; Technician: Ingo Keller, Bertfried Wetzel

Production managers: Katharina Benecke, Johanna von Rigal
Producer: Celina Nicolay

VIA INTOLLERANZA II wurde in Ouagadougou/ Burkina Faso und Berlin ab März 2010 entwickelt und geprobt und erstmalig im Mai beim Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brüssel und auf Kampnagel Hamburg, sowie im Juni 2010 auf der Probebühne Arsenal des Burgtheaters Wien und schließlich an der Bayerischen Staatsoper München gezeigt.

Production: Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH; Coproduction: Kampnagel Hamburg, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Burgtheater Vienna, Impulstanz and the Wiener Festwochen.

Supported by: Goethe-Institut, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, ECC - European Creative Center, Uferstudios GmbH.






Kunstenfestivaldesarts


Kampnagel Hamburg


Wiener Festwochen


Bayerische Staatsoper München


Goethe Institut Brüssel



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