1/ Rainer Werner Fassbinder “The Marriage of Maria Braun”
Director: Thomas Ostermeier
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 30 September & 1 October 2023
Concept & Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 5 October 2023
Directors: MARÍA MUÑOZ / PEP RAMIS
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 12 October 2023
Hermann and Maria Braun are getting married in a town hall, which has just been hit by a bomb during the Second World War. Two days later Hermann has to return to the front and doesn’t make it back once the war is over. Maria waits, eking out a living and then receives the news that he is dead. She works in a bar and begins a relationship with a GI. One evening, when she’s just about to go to bed with him, Hermann walks through the door. She strikes her lover dead. In court, her husband takes all the blame on himself and goes to jail for her. In his place, Maria strives towards a better life. Towards a common future on the Big Day, the day of his second return. She learns the basic economic laws of the boom years of the just founded German Republic and believes herself to be in control of her emotional life which is, however, dictated by economic rules. A mistake for which she will end up paying a high price.
Duration: 100 minutes
From the Press: “Ostermeier’s Maria Braun is a comedy, melodrama, a document of the post-war years and a homage to Fassbinder’s film family.”
Premiered at the Schaubühne on 23 November 2009
* With Greek surtitles
Director: Thomas Ostermeier, Stage Designer: Nina Wetzel, Costume Designer: Ulrike Gutbrod, Nina Wetzel, Video: Sébastien Dupouey, Composer: Nils Ostendorf, Dramaturgy: Julia Lochte, Florian Borchmeyer
With: Thomas Bading, Robert Beyer, Moritz Gottwald, Ursina Lardi, Sebastian Schwarz
The novel follows the lives of six friends from childhood through maturity until old age. Six distinct personalities, six different perceptions of reality, intertwined in an ever-flowing world, like the “waves” of the ocean. The main element in Woolf’s novel, which also becomes the core of this project, is the passing of time: a powerful force of evolution, resulting in a world of constant change, where opposite forces like life and death, love and friendship, personal and common collide and cooperate at the same time, creating a wrinkled harmony. The concept of eternal flow is the heart of “Elvedon”, portrayed with the means of repetition, bouncing, and gradual development of the corporal movement.
Concept & Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos, Music: Coti K, Light Design: Miltiades Athanasiou, Video - Photography: Patroklos Skafidas, Assistant Choreographer: Katerina Spyropoulou, Producers / Co-producers: Christos Papadopoulos
Dancers: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Chara Kotsali, Nandi Gogoulou, Maria Bregianni, Epameinondas Damopoulos
“Inventions” is a work on the search for spirituality, but also for the worldly, on unanswered questions, on the temporal paradox of man faced with the deep time of history. A sound and visual journey where the spectator feels the strength of the group in space, the presence of the individual, and where the mixture of different disciplines summons a plural body, ready to be inhabited and crossed. Sacred, solemn, vitalistic, worldly, and sometimes surreal, “Inventions” is a dance performance, but also a spiritual refuge built on the music of Bach. The word breaks out amid dance and music with lyrics by John Berger, Erri de Luca and Nick Cave. Mal Pelo creates an amalgama of elements woven through a reflective and intense show performed by an exceptional cast. A concert of space, body and music.
Directors: MARÍA MUÑOZ, PEP RAMIS, Creation and Dance: ZOLTÀN VAKULYA, LEO CASTRO, MIQUEL FIOL, NATALIA DE MIGUEL, ENRIC FÀBREGAS, ONA FUSTER, MARÍA MUÑOZ, PEP RAMIS, Musical Direction: JOEL BARDOLET, String Quartet: JOEL BARDOLET, violon / NATHAN KIRZON, violon / MASHA TITOVA, viole / DANIEL CLARET, violoncelle, Voice Quartet: QUITERIA MUÑOZ, soprano / DAVID SAGASTUME, JORGE MORATA, ténor / GIORGIO CELENZA, basse, Music: J. S. BACH, Texts: JOHN BERGER, ERRI DE LUCA, NICK CAVE
Collaborators of the directors: FEDERICA PORELLO, LEO CASTRO, Lighting: AUGUST VILADOMAT / LUÍS MARTÍ, Sound space: FANNY THOLLOT, Scenic space: PEP RAMIS, Costumes: CarmePuigdevalliPlantés, Video editing: LEO CASTRO, Technical Direction: LUÍS MARTÍ, Sound Technician: ANDREU BRAMON, Production: MAMEN JUAN-TORRES, Administration: GEMMA MASSÓ, Communication: LEO CASTRO / PEP RAMIS, Promotion & distribution: ANSÓ RAYBEAUT, Photography: TRISTÁN PÉREZ-MARTÍN / LAURENT PHILLIPE / FRANÇOIS PASSERINI
Production: Mal Pelo
Coproduction: Festival Grec (Barcelona), Festival Temporada Alta (Girona), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Théâtre de la Ville / La Vilette (Paris), ICEC Departament Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Diputació de Girona.
With the support of: L’animal a l’esquena (Celrà, Girona)