Helgard Haug (Berlin): "The Immersive Theater Projects of Rimini Protokoll"
April 5, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Earle Ernst Theatre Lab
Helgard Haug will present several projects by the artist collective Rimini Protokoll with a focus on their more immersive work.
Since 2000, the Swiss-German theater company Rimini Protokoll - consisting of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, and Daniel Wetzel - has developed pieces for the stage and for urban environments that open up new perspectives on our globalized world. The director trio mimicked, for example, an entire session of the German Parliament with 200 residents of Bonn in "Deutschland 2," reenacted the "World Climate Conference" with audience members performing the role of national delegates, and staged "100% City" with 100 statistically representative residents of cities like Berlin, Zurich, London, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Philadelphia. They invited audiences to a parasitic intervention into the "Annual Shareholders' Meeting" of the Daimler Group as well as to Home Visit, which gathers small audiences at private homes where a game is played that turns the spectators into performers exchanging ideas on such issues as cultural identity, values, and borders.
The event is free.
Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers, MÄnoa Campus., Mānoa Campus
Shawna Yang Ryan, (808) 956-3071, firstname.lastname@example.org