Florian Malzacher with Armen Avanessian on Gesell­schafts­spiele. Politisches Theater heute

Armen Avanessian & Enemies #84

25 FEB 2021 Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin

In German language

Florian Malzacher’s book Gesellschaftsspiele presents the reasons why, and the diverse ways in which, contemporary theatre in various parts of the world is political not only in its content, but also in its form.

Together with Armen Avanessian, the author discusses central theses in his book and presents examples from the performing, visual and activist arts (from Christoph Schlingensief through Anta Helena Recke, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Rimini Protokoll, Lotte van den Berg, Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Pussy Riot, Jonas Staal, Public Movement to Milo Rau and many more) as examples for a theatre that insists – in a way that is simultaneously playful and serious – on its own, specific capabilities between the poles of representation and participation.


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Politisches Theater heute: Florian Malzacher on his book Gesellschaftsspiele

Film by Lukas Ishar, 2021