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"Stolpersteine"

 

by Hans-Werner Kroesinger

Documentary theatre

 

9 December 2018, 7pm
10 December 2018, 7pm

In German with Ukrainian surtitles

Kiev Academic Molodyy Theatre
Prorizna 17, 01001 Kiev
Website

 

They belong to the public space in every German city and there are two in front of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe: the “Stolpersteine”, the tripping stones designed by the Cologne artist Gunter Demnig, which remind us of the Third Reich’s victims. The stones in front of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe have been placed there in remembrance of the singer Lilly Jankelowitz and the actor Paul Gemmeke. They remind us of the saddest moments in Germany’s cultural history as theatres, up until then spaces of freedom and avant-garde, let themselves be the first big institutions to be brought into line right after the Nazis came into power. This happened in Karlsruhe too – a city so proud, today, about being a place of tolerance and that became, back then, the city with the first “Jew-freed districts”.

 

Hans-Werner Kroesinger and Regine Dura are among the most important freelance documentary theatre-makers in Germany. Their widely celebrated productions arise from extensive researches, together with their actors, for instance about the genocide in Rwanda or the European frontier agency Frontex.

 

Stolpersteine was invited to the 2016 Theatertreffen in Berlin, the yearly theatre festival that selects and invites the ten most noteworthy performances among all new productions from German-speaking countries in the past year.

 

A production by the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

 

Director: Hans-Werner Kroesinger

Set & Costumes: Rob Moonen

Artistic Collaboration: Regine Dura

Music: Daniel Dorsch

Dramaturgy: Annalena Schott, Jan Linders

Cast: Marthe Lola Deutschmann, Antonia Mohr, Jonathan Bruckmeier, Gunnar Schmidt

 

Photo: Felix Grünschloß/Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe