Writing against disappearance ? Sa?a Stani?i?

Sa?a Stani?i?, who grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany, writes regional novels of an unusual kind. His novel ?Vor dem Fest? was awarded the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair. ... more more

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Black virgins

Monday 20 March, 2006

In an arresting new play, five young Muslim women lift the veil on a taboo: sex. Director Neco Celik talks to Michaela Schlagenwerth about his own conflict with Islam and why he chose this explosive material for his first play.
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A hard-nosed Utopian

Wednesday 25 January, 2006

Making audiences happy makes other people suspicious. Max Reinhardt not only staged theatre in Berlin, he also built and ran several of them very successfully. He democratised the closed world of theatre, but he has never been able to shake the accusation of being apolitical. By Esther Slevogt
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Poetry of the body

Friday 20 January, 2006

From Wuppertal into the world: At 33, choreographer Marco Goecke is a force to be reckoned with on the international dance scene. By Jochen Schmidt
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Bungling the Bacchae

Wednesday 7 December, 2005

Euripides' play "The Bacchae" is making a comeback on stages across Europe. But can we recapture the brutality of the bard of ancient times? In Munich Jossi Wieler tries hard but fails to portray the play's profound weirdness and horror. By Peter Michalzik (Image © Arno Declair)
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Disillusioned but not disoriented

Thursday 27 October, 2005

Thomas Ostermeier, director at Berlin's Schaubühne, has staged "Hedda Gabler". Henrik Ibsen, he says, has a lot to say about the world as we know it: morally improverished, metaphysically empty but not without hope.
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"Please God, come back from holiday"

Thursday 20 October, 2005

Helena Waldmann is the first female director from the West to have been invited to work in Iran. The result of her project "Letters from Tentland" is now touring Europe. An interview with Sylvia Staude.
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"It's poetry – not prattle"

Thursday 1 September, 2005

Today's theatre is losing its pull. Why? "Maybe we don't cook so well these days. No one goes to a restaurant if it doesn't serve good food. We put ourselves 60 centimetres over other people. If we don't have anything to say, we shouldn't put ourselves there in the first place", says director Andrea Breth. An interview with Stefan Keim and Reinhard Wengierek (Image: © Bernd Uhlig)
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Merkel's a total cutie!

Monday 15 August, 2005

Christoph Schlingensief's controversial "Parsifal" is showing at the Wagner Festival for the second year running. He talks to Tina Hildebrandt and Stephan Lebert about hero impersonators in politics, zombies in Bayreuth and pre-election Germany.
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Do you want to die with me?

Thursday 11 August, 2005

Burned down and raised from the ashes three times: the fabrik Potsdam produces Gemany's most courageous dance theatre. By Evelyn Finger
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"I can dance again"

Thursday 21 April, 2005

Frankfurt's long-serving ballet director William Forsythe on his new start with a smaller company: new ideas, new stages and an unusual Japanese master. The new Forsythe Company debuts today in Frankfurt.
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Fighting in the sandbox

Tuesday 15 March, 2005

Is there an East / West war in German theatre? Is the Berlin Cultural Senator an agent of sinister socialist forces? Is a new Wall going up in the capital? Or are budget cuts finally bringing together what belong together? A report from the Berlin battlefield. By Peter Kümmel.
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