30.04.21, 19:00 / available for 24h
Video stream and tickets via dringeblieben.de
with English subtitles
Can humanity still be saved? Disaster scenarios out of science fiction have become our disturbing reality: climate catastrophes, the ruthless exploitation of nature and the irreversible destruction of the ecological foundations of life, as well as the threat of the human species’ demise through deadly viral infections. We have been living in the ruins of the Anthropocene for a while now. But does that mean that the human species must be at the end of its days? “Everything changes, nothing perishes” in Ovid’s miracle-saturated mythology sampler about Roman gods, heroes and nymphs who try out different identity blueprints in changed forms. Ovid combined roughly 250 stories of metamorphosis into a poetic masterpiece about 2000 years ago, drawing on Greek mythology and developing a cosmos of history about humanity in its development from the Golden Age up to the human race’s swan song. Following in Ovid’s conceptual footsteps, how can we think of the future in a way that is not dystopian? As bleak as the state of the world may be, one thing is clear: The end of the Anthropocene does not have to mean the end of the world.
Director Claudia Bauer and her ensemble and accomplices embark on a search for old and new stories about being human.
Online premiere: 12.02.2021
With: Malick Bauer, Katja Gaudard, Amal Keller, Mathis Reinhardt, Emma Rönnebeck, Teresa Schergaut, Hubert Wild; Musicians: Valentin Butt, Andrew Krell, Andrej Ugoljew
Director: Claudia Bauer
Stage design: Andreas Auerbach
Costumes: Patricia Talacko
Musical director: Hubert Wild
Video: Jan Isaak Voges
Sound design: Alexandra Holtsch
Dramaturgy: Daniel Richter, Elif Sözer
- 1 hour 30 minutes