Krishna's Elite


Ever since Anshu Jain took over as Co-CEO of the Deutsche Bank, German economic papers have been speculating about the inscrutable man with a rucksack and a suit. Reason enough to cast a glance into how future elites are cultivated. In preparation for its current production, the Flinntheater, founded in Kassel in 1992, did research at the renowned Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bangalore, condensing the material with international performers into an evening that is as entertaining as it is informative. “Krishna’s Elite” provides us with an impression of the ordinary lives of the highly gifted people in India who qualify for lucrative and influential jobs all over the world. Even before the performance begins, the audience has to complete one of those dreaded admission tests. After passing the test, the spectators get access to the campus of the IIM and thus also potentially to leadership positions in global corporations. “Use the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the central writings of Hinduism, for your career! Learn from Krishna how to fight without having one eye on success!”

Am  Samstag, 14. Dezember bieten wir eine einführende Veranstaltung zu "Krishna‘ s Elite" an. Die Inszenierung  über die Gedankenwelt der zukünftigen World Leader aus Indien erforscht die Werte, Träume und Visionen, aber auch den Alltag der jungen indischen Elite-Studenten und ihr Verhältnis zu Macht und Moral. Die Künstlerische Leiterin des Flinntheaters Sophia Stepf führt anknüpfend an das Stück durch ein transkulturelles Schnuppertraining, das sich mit den Begriffen "Kultur" und "interkulturelle Kompetenz" auseinandersetzt. Das Training ist interaktiv und wird gegen Vorlage eines Tickets für die Vorstellung kostenlos angeboten. Es richtet sich an alle Interessierten; die Arbeitssprache ist Englisch. Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung gibt es ein Publikumsgespräch. Bei Interesse schreiben Sie bitte bis 13. Dezember eine E-Mail an

Beginn:  17.00 Uhr  / Treffpunkt: HAU 3

Production: Flinntheater.

Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Kulturhaus Dock 4 (Kassel), Staatstheater Kassel. Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds, durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Kassel, die WELL Being Stiftung, die Sparda Bank Hessen, das Goethe-Institut Neu Delhi u.a.


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    Thu 12.12.2013, 20:00 / HAU3
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    Sat 14.12.2013, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 15.12.2013, 20:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
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