At the Brandenburg Gate as part of the anniversary of German unification 2018 and at the Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe celebrating the 70th anniversary of the German Grundgesetz
In 1918 two German republics were proclaimed just a few hundred metres as the crow flies from the Maxim Gorki Theatre and the Brandenburg Gate. On 3 October 1990, the union of the two German states was officially declared, and that day has been celebrated as the Day of the Germans ever since. Now is the time, however, to accept that the constitution is not a project from an ethnically homogeneous group, but rather a very diverse community of individuals. The Polish director and re-discoverer of the choral principle Marta Górnicka previously appeared at the Gorki with the coproduction Hymn to Love, as well as the video installation Konstytucia in the Third Berlin Autumn Salon in November 2017. Górnicka presents the chorus as one of the most powerful elements of the theatre. With the utmost precision she choreographs and directs a group composed of diverse individuals. The focus is on raising their voices as one heterogeneous voice. On October 3rd 2018, the Grundgesetz will be performed through the libretto adapted by Marta Górnicka in front of the Brandenburg Gate and in May 2019 in front of the Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karslruhe with a chorus of 50 professional and non-professional actors from civil society’s many different spectra. Berlin and Karlrsruhe citizens will expose the German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) to a stress test to check the resilience of its statements in situations of crisis.
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With: Maryam Abu Khaled, Emre Aksızoğlu, Abd-Almalek Arabo, Tamer Arslan, Elmira Bahrami, Christian Behrend, Mareike Beykirch, Wera Bunge, Karim Daoud, Saro Emirze, Aylin Esener, Hala Faisal, Tahera Hashemi, Björn Hauke, Katrin Heller, Lénárd Kókai, Mai-Phuong Kollath, Léonie Kurtz, Thibaud Kurtz, Lindy Larsson, Mariette Morgenstern-Minnemann, Nika Mišković, Jasmina Musić, Magda Roma Przybylska, Soraya Reichl, Mathis Reinhardt, Tucké Royale, Filip Rutkowski, Abak Safaei-Rad, Elena Schmidt, Marie-Carlotta Schmidt, Nathalie Seiß, Sandra Selimović, Simonida Selimović, Zora Schemm, Helena Simon, Johanna Skirecki, Peter Sondermann, Fatima Taih, Hasan Taşgin, Füsun Türeli, Volkan Türeli, Linda Vaher, Annika Weitzendorf, Rika Weninger, Dusty Whistles, Paul Wollin, Mehmet Yılmaz sowie Berliner Fanfarenzug e.V. und SG Fanfarenzug Potsdam e.V.
Special thanks to Susanne Baer
Opening of the festival
War or Peace - Crossroads of History 1918 / 2018
Grundgesetz wird gefördert von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin, der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung und der Kulturstiftung des Bundes. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH und dem RambaZamba Theater