Relax, and Go with the Flow: The Dance of Right-Wing Populism

Swing: Dance to the Right premiered at Werk X weeks after a coalition government was formed in Austria between the conservatives and the right-wing populist party. With eerie smoothness and ease, Nicholas van Diepen’s movements perfectly embody the self-complacency that has driven the recent turn to the right in Austrian and European politics. Advertisements

Postcards from Kieślowski — „Die Zehn Gebote“ in Volkstheater Wien

Die Zehn Gebote commemorates the work of the Polish film-maker Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941-1996). Within the span of three hours, it seeks to enact the stories which compose Dekalog, a series of ten films directed by him and broadcast on Polish television in 1989. Stephan Kimmig takes up the challenge of bringing this rich material onto… Weiterlesen Postcards from Kieślowski — „Die Zehn Gebote“ in Volkstheater Wien

Light-Hearted Irony and Karaoke — Barbi Marković’s Novel Comes to the Stage

Superheldinnen is a theatrical adaptation of the award-winning novel by Barbi Marković, published in 2016. Rather than undertaking to rewrite the plot of Superheldinnen in dialogue form, the director Bérénice Hebenstreit has taken the bold decision of literally ‘bringing the novel to the stage’, making storytelling the main element of the performance. Throughout the play,… Weiterlesen Light-Hearted Irony and Karaoke — Barbi Marković’s Novel Comes to the Stage

Witchcraft and Rock and Roll on Walpurgis Night – Grischka Voss Plays the Little Witch

On the ground-level stage, a woman in garish clothes fiddles with a quirky metallic object, while a man covered with black feathers plays a rock tune and greets the children as they come in. Many kids come accompanied by a relative—a parent or a grandparent or those of a friend—, but there is also a… Weiterlesen Witchcraft and Rock and Roll on Walpurgis Night – Grischka Voss Plays the Little Witch