Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends

no apocalypse not now


approx. 90 min.

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In his new performance that takes the title from an essay written by Jacques Derrida, Ariel Efraim Ashbel offers an exuberant, critical and equally hopeful take on the question of the world‘s end. Investigating apocalyptic culture through a myriad of perspectives, the show envisions and dwells in new worlds unveiling the potentials and aesthetics of a real- ity after human kind. The performance proposes a revelation: joy without nihilism, optimism without compliance, and fun without irony.


Director: Ariel Efraim Ashbel / Research and Concept: Romm Lewkowicz / By and with: Jessica Gadani, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Sarah Thom, Tatiana Saphir / Guest performance: Daphna Keenan / Music: Hacklander\Hatam / Stage: Eli Petel / Costumes: Sandra Fink / Light: Joseph Wegmann / Dramaturgy: Petra Poelzl / Assistance direction: Katharina Joy Book / Assistance design: Klara Mand / Assistance costume: Marcus Barros Cardoso, Emilia Patrignani / Press: Wayra Schübel / Production: björn & björn


  • Past
    German premiere
    Wed 9.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Thu 10.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 11.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 12.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1


Production: Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, steirischer herbst (Graz), FFT Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin). Supported by: Jarrett Gregory.

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