Yael Ronen and Ensemble expose the arbitrariness and flippancy with which Austrian authorities decide upon asylum applications. They lash out against the absurdity of prevailing attitudes towards refugees, as well as the helplessness of those who try to oppose them. Advertisements
Sipping from a bottle of free beer, I see people in grey overalls going in and out of a ground floor flat which has been turned into a theatre. Sometimes they ceremoniously read edicts out loud. Sometimes they laugh and screech while wrestling and licking each other on the floor.
Gérald Sibleyras exploits and makes fun of a distressing situation I am all too familiar with. There is an important event coming up, to which my partner or I have been looking forward for weeks. We need to leave the flat soon or otherwise we are going to be late. As every minute passes the… Weiterlesen Midlife Crisis and Amateur Painting in the First District: Bettina Ernst and Rainer Galke play „Anderthalb Stunden zu spät“
Emre Akal and Rieke Süßkow have prepared the perfect present for nationalists this winter. They are a little bit late for Christmas, but their stock will certainly not last long. The demand is high this season for traditional Germanic families in aseptically isolated homes. They stand still and smile like figures in a snow globe.… Weiterlesen Paradise is a Dollhouse: „Heimat in Dosen“
In the winter of 2016, the Volkstheater Wien decided to cancel the first season of Homohalal for fear of fanning the flames of hatred at the height of the refugee crisis. Two years later, Ibrahim Amir’s sinister comedy was finally staged in Vienna at a swimming pool in Werk X.
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 dancing moves perfectly embody the self-complacency that has driven the recent turn to the right in Austrian and European politics.
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