by arno declair

Premiere “Oedipus der Tyrann” by Romeo Castellucci

Oedipus the Tyrant

by Sophokles/Friedrich Hölderlin
Direction: Romeo Castellucci

A plague is laying waste to the land. King Oedipus sends his co-regent Creon to consult the oracle about lifting the curse and summons the seer Tiresias. But all the signs always lead back to himself: he is supposed to have killed the previous king, Laius, and thus provoked the punishment of the gods. Incensed, Oedipus suspects a plot by Creon and Tiresias until evidence is brought before him which unmistakably proves that he himself is Laius’ son, who slayed his father and married his own mother, Jocasta. Upon learning the truth, Jocasta hangs herself in the palace. Oedipus gouges out his eyes with her hairclips.

For the third time after »The Four Seasons Restaurant« (2012) and »Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist«, which was his first work in German at the Schaubühne in 2013, Romeo Castellucci takes a poetic text by Hölderlin as the basis of a theatre production.Again, Castellucci has women interpret the text by Hölderlin, whom he regards as a »quintessentially female poet«. He approaches the Oedipus material from the greatest possible distance, helped in no small way by the strangeness of Hölderlin’s frequently drama-disabling language, in order to cast a new light on this »prototype of tragedy« and to lay bare the archetype of familial and sexual trauma and taboo.

Stage and Costume Design: Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration: Silvia Costa
Collaboration Stage Design: Mechthild Feuerstein
Music: Scott Gibbons
Video: Jake Witlen
Dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo, Florian Borchmeyer
Light Design: Erich Schneider
Répétiteur: Timo Kreuser
Translator: Nora Hertlein

With: Bernardo Arias Porras, Iris Becher, Jule Böwe, Rosabel Huguet, Ursina Lardi, Angela Winkler

Extras: Malene Ahlert, Amelie Baier, Ursula Cezanne, Sophia Fabian, Eléna Fichtner, Margot Fricke, Eva Günther, Rachel Hamm, Andrea Hartmann, Annette Höpfner, Nadine Karbacher, Sara Keller, Pia Koch, Feline Lang, Marion Neumann, Monika Reineck, Vanessa Richter, Helga Rosenberg, Ria Schindler, Janine Schneider, Regina Törn, Christina Wintz

Solists: Sirje Aleksandra Viise, Eva Zwedberg

PREMIERE the 6th of March, 20h

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Kurfürstendamm 153
10709 Berlin
Tel +49.30.890020

More dates 7th, 9th, 10th, 26th, 27th, 30th, 31st of March

Read more about the production in an essay by Joseph Pearson: Violence is what you don’t expect

More info and tickets Berliner Schaubühne

 


 

 

 

4

“Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere” by Romeo Castellucci

 

Màntica 2013 Festival
Performance, music, critics and workshops

 

Cesena

from the 18th until the 27th of October 2013

 

Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere by Romeo Castellucci

with Chiara Causa, Silvia Costa, Laura Dondoli, Irene Petris

and with the participation of: Aglaia Mora, Carolina Cangini, Chiara Montalbani, Elisa Menchicchi, Evelyn Facchini, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Luna Bendandi, Nuvola Vandini, Rosabel Huguet, Viviana Mancini

 as part of the theater season of the Teatro A. Bonci in Cesena

The words that Hölderlin has entrusted to Empedocles, the heretic who leaves the city to go up the mountain and throw himself into the fire of being, resonate in a gym, as the most proper place to bring the voluntary act of poetry. Watching the sequence of an abstract exercise, a elliptical silent gesture that cuts the air, or listen to the articulation of a verse as a statement, it will mean contemplate an empty space. Achieving a space without content, as a place of revelation, out of the theater, to find the own theater.

18, 19 October at 20:00h and 20 October at 17:00h

place: La Palestra G. Spinelli (ex GIL), Cesena (Italy)

 

more information:

www.raffaellosanzio.org

 

by roger rossell

Premiere “Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist” by Romeo Castellucci

 

I’m so glad to invite you to the Premiere of my next production at the Berliner Schaubühne.

»Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist«

after Friedrich Hölderlin
Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume: Romeo Castellucci
Premiere on 17 March at F.I.N.D. 2013
In German with English surtitles

 

Having grown up in harmony with nature and the ancient world of the gods, the Greek, Hyperion, has joined the armed struggle against occupation. Confronted by the true brutality of war he loses his illusions, his friends and witnesses the death of his beloved, god-like Diotima. Alienated from the modern world, he becomes a hermit and seeks healing in the solitude of nature and in the contemplation of its beauty, only to find that beauty does not come without risk.
In 1797 Hölderlin wrote his epistolary novel »Hyperion«, a radical poetic manifesto and yet, at the same time also a confession of political failure, which reflected the collapse of his own revolutionary ideals.Romeo Castellucci, founder of the legendary Italian theatre collective Socìetas Raffaello sanzio, transforms Hölderlin’s lyrical prose into a radical and visually stunning performance piece, a political and poetic reflection on contemporary art, religion and rebellion, on literature as a drug and in the terrorism of beauty.

Supported by Radeberger.

 

Cast

Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume:
Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration:
Silvia Costa
Music:
Scott Gibbons
Dramaturgy:
Florian Borchmeyer
Piersandra Di Matteo
With
Rosabel Huguet
Eva Meckbach
Angela Winkler
Luise Wolfram

and Lejna Hoffmann/Amelie Brettschneider
as well as Lasse Keller, Martin Willy Müller, Benjamin Scharweit, Tammo Winkler und Andreas Luge, Christian Packbier, René Haßfurther, Thomas Reimann.

 

Dates
 
17.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
18.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
24.04.2013, 20.00 h
 
25.04.2013, 20.00 h

 

More info
 

Schaubühne Berlin