Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2017
Forced Entertainment:

Real Magic

  • © Hugo Glendinning
  • © Hugo Glendinning
Theater & Performance
  • Fri, 11.08.2017 21:00
    In English
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Sat, 12.08.2017 21:00
    In English
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Sun, 13.08.2017 19:00
    In English
    Kampnagel – K1

A Theatertreffen-recognized “stand-up tragedy” for performance professionals and acting fans.

World-famous pioneers of experimental theater Forced Entertainment have created a small masterpiece of performance art in REAL MAGIC – showing that performance remains theater’s innovative force. Over 80 minutes, the small, radical “festival of acting” (Deutschlandradio Kultur) creates a world of absurd variation and comical repetition where a group of performers find themselves in an impossible situation in which they endlessly revisit moments of defeat, hope and anticipation in true Beckettian fashion. Caught in a never-ending gameshow hell, a world of second-chances and second-guesses, this is a fantastic, challenging evening of theater that takes the audience on a hallucinatory journey about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change.

Evening Sheet (PDF) available for download here.

„Beckett meets Trash-TV.“
„Zugleich jedoch scheint es mir, als wären wir in diesem Stück auf zuvor unerreichte Weise zu dem vorgestoßen, was wir mit Forced Entertainment eigentlich wollen, und hätten hier unsere Anliegen endlich auf den Punkt gebracht.“  Tim Etchells 


  • director: Tim Etchells
  • Devised with and Performed by : Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall
  • Created with input from : Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden
  • Lightning Design: Jim Harrison
  • Design: Richard Lowdon
  • Production Management: Jim Harrison
  • Sound Technicians: Greg Akenhurst, Doug Currie
  • Project Assistant : Anna Krauss
  • Music Electronics, Sound Editing: John Avery
  • Loops: Tim Etchells
  • ‘Grave’, from Telemann Fantasia Number 1 in B-Flat Major : Aisha Orazbayeva
  • Forced Entertainment Creative Team : Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells (Artistic Director), Richard Lowdon (Designer), Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor.

PRODUCTION Forced Entertainment COPRODUCTION PACT Zollverein, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Tanzquartier Wien, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex and the Spalding Gray Consortium – On the Boards, PS122 NYC, Walker Art Center and Warhol Museum Pittsburgh.

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