Rimini Protokoll (DE/CH)
A Rimini Protokoll [Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel] production.
What is Europe really? A geographical border, a cultural identity, a coalition of states? It is often said that Europe is too theoretical an idea for individuals to talk about from their own experience. Rimini Protokoll contrasts this abstract idea of Europe with the individuality and intimacy of a private flat. 15 people take part in a living room performance, a sort of guided role play, which interweaves personal stories and political mechanisms of Europe in an attempt to answer the question: how much Europe is in all of us?
Each show takes place in a different house, travelling through hundreds of flats all over Europe, building a network that extends from door to door across the continent rather than starting from a centre.
The elements and images collected during the visits will be shared, anonymously, online at www.homevisiteurope.org, thus implementing a constantly developing European archive.
In collaboration with STANZE
c/o private houses in the city of Milan
The exact address will be communicated by sms the day before the beginning of the show.
30 September h. 20.00 + 1 October 2017 h. 17.00
then every Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 26 October 2017 h. 20.00
30 settembre: ZONA ISOLA esaurita
1 ottobre: ZONA CENTRALE
4 ottobre: ZONA BOVISA esaurita
5 ottobre: ZONA NAVIGLI esaurita
11 ottobre: ZONA DERGANO esaurita
12 ottobre: ZONA P.TA ROMANA esaurita
18 ottobre: ZONA GARIBALDI esaurita
19 ottobre: ZONA CENTRALE esaurita
25 ottobre: ZONA GARIBALDI esaurita
26 ottobre: in via di definizione esaurita
Conception, text, direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel Dramaturgy: Katja Hagedorn Interaction Design: Claes Schwennen, Mirko Dietrich, Hans Leser, Grit Schuster Assistant Interaction Design: Philipp Arnold Set Design: Lena Mody, Belle Santos Assistant Set Design: Ran Chai Bar-zvi Production: Juliane Männel, Anna Florin Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein Web Design: Tawan Arun + Ralph Gowers (Programming) Artistic Collaboration Tour Milano: Anton Rose, Claes Schwennen Web Editing: Anton Rose Photo credits: © Rimini Protokoll / Illustration: María José Aquila, © Pigi Psimenou, © Expanderfilms, © Pigi Psimenou, © Expander films
For Milan: readaptation text Valentina Kastlunger, masters of ceremony Andrea Panigatti and Enrico Pittaluga (Generazione Disagio), technical support Alice Marinoni, Silvia Orlandi
Home Visit Europe is a production of Rimini Apparat. In coproduction with Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT). A House on Fire commission / co-production with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. The project is supported by Capital Culture Fund Berlin.
Rimini Protokoll is today perhaps the most awarded artistic collective in Europe and a fundamental point of reference for all avant-garde theatre. Its members, Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, came together in 2000 to form a collective of writer-directors. Since 2002, all their works – plays, radio plays, films and installations – have been signed Rimini-Protokoll. The focus of their research is the development of the expressive means of theatre to provoke new looks at reality. Each work draws on real life and uses elements and people from concrete situations and specific places. Thus Haug, Kaegi and Wetzel proclaim a general assembly of Daimler-Benz a play and, in doing so, transform it into one; they realise the 100% City project by bringing 100 real citizens onto the stage as a statistical sample to represent, among others, cities such as Berlin, Zurich, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen or San Diego. Or they go on tour with a group of Nigerian-European businessmen for the Lagos Business Angels project and with the paraplegic MC Hallwachs for the play Qualitätskontrolle (Haug / Wetzel) or create soundtracks for the most diverse cities in the world with the REMOTE X project (Kaegi). In April 2008 they won the European Theatre Prize in Thessaloniki in the category “New Realities”, and in 2011 the entire work of Rimini-Protokoll was awarded the Silver Lion at the 41. Venice Theatre Biennale.