video by Patrícia Bateira
In January 2017, the newly founded Gorki Exil Ensemble, did a two-week bus tour through Germany, with a short incursion in Switzerland. I was invited to join and film between Zurich and Dortmund. This ghost town in Mannheim, where machines strip buildings to the ground, is one of the unforgettable moments of my visual research. It is now on stage as one of the chapters in Yael Ronen & Exil Ensemble’s new performance as part of Benjamin Krieg’s triptych video composition for the theatre play.
Directed for the stage by Yael Ronen
With Ayham Majid Agha, Maryam Abu Khaled, Hussein Al Shatheli, Karim Daoud, Mazen Aljubbeh, Kenda Hmeidan and Niels Bormann.
Stage by Magda Willi | Wardrobe: Sophie Du Vinage | Music: Yaniv Fridel, Ofer Shabi | Video: Benjamin Krieg & Patrícia Bateira [Station Mannheim] | Puppets: Ariel Doron | Drawings: Esra Rotthoff | Dramaturgy: Irina Szodruch
Winterreise is a Maxim Gorki Theater production; co-produced by Schauspielhaus Zürich. Support from Kulturstiftung des Bundes, LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin and Stiftung Mercator.
Premiere 8th April 2017 in Berlin
Tour in 2017/2018 in 12 theatre’s in Germany, Zurich’s Schauspielhaus and Paris’ Theatre de la Ville.