Tarzan rettet Berlin

Part of “To Einar Schleef's 75th Birthday”


German /  approx. 90 min

With great eloquence, the theatre maker Einar Schleef controls his own language, for language means maturity, means guilt, means individuality. A chorus – indifferent in gender and size – ploughs through the spoken, searching for a way to transfer its own identity. In his diaries Schleef works on memory. “Today is speaking. I have never thought so much about why the body tortures me, oppresses me, how the speaking inside me chokes me. Now come the setbacks. I can barely be understood,” it says there. A new multiplicity is constructed and deconstructed in the staccato of word and movement. And what if identity formation is left out? If disturbance is the goal? “Tarzan rettet Berlin” transfers the special “Schleef chorus” into 2019. The texts cooperate with speakers from the here and now. A chorus that resists any attribution and any labelling, as the condition of coming together, as mouthpiece and event.   


Inszenierung: Janina Audick, Martina Bosse, Brigitte Cuvelier, Christine Groß / Chor: Jona Aulepp, Claudio Campo-Garcia, Maikel Drexler, Yasmin El Yassini, Sanni Est, KAy Garnellen, Kim Ley, Naomi Odhiambo, Marina Prados, Jayrôme C. Robinet, Nathalie Seiß, Julian Süss, Meo Wulf / Chorregie: Christine Groß / Choreografie: Brigitte Cuvelier / Bühne/Kostüm: Janina Audick / Dramaturgie/Produktionsleitung: Martina Bosse / Musikalische Leitung: Sacha Benedetti, Roman Ott / Komposition Tinder Match: Sanni Est / Lichtdesign: Klaus Dust / Technische Leitung: Fabian Eichner / Künstlerische Produktionsassistenz: Jan Koslowski / Assistenz Bühne und Kostüm: Marlene Lockemann, Daniela Zorrozua / Dokumentation: Hannes Francke, Ute Schall / Bühnenbau: Lichtblick Bühnentechnik / Hospitanz: Josefin Willnauer / Kostümanfertigung: Lea Carreno, Imke Paulick / Text: Einar Schleef, Kim Ley, Maggie Nelson (Übersetzung Jan Wilm), Jayrôme C. Robinet / Aufführungsrechte: Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin, Hanser Berlin


  • Past
    Thu 10.1.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
    Fri 11.1.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
    Mon 14.1.2019, 19:00 / HAU1
    Tue 15.1.2019, 19:00 / HAU1


Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

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