A new version of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia

A new version of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia

Why a person that apparently has everything would long for the end of the world? With this premise, the film Melancholia directed by the iconic Lars Von Trier shows us the world of Justine, that could be the life of everyone else nowadays. If Lars Von Triers wants to show just a portrait of a sick woman or represent the feelings of a whole generation, is something we have to discover. Endings can be sometimes new beginnings, or maybe not. The Danish director distinguishes himself for his darkness and his…

Queer and Now: from Stonewall to Queertopia

Queer and Now: from Stonewall to Queertopia

In the early morning of June 28, 1969, something changed in the curse of the history. A police raid at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Manhattan in New York unleash a series of demonstrations against it by members of the LGBT community. These riots were one of the most significant events leading the queer liberation in the USA. Sometimes a revolution is needed to have a new beginning full of possibilities and opportunities. And so it was. Today, the world has evolved to the point that…

Politik im Freien Theater

Politik im Freien Theater

Art and politics always had a close relationship. The festival Politik im Freien Theater is an initiative of Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung taking place every three years in a German city in cooperation with a city or state theater and an actor of the independent scene. This time, the city that hosts this festival is Munich with Münchner Kammerspiele and Spielmotor München e.V. / SPIELART Festival as the main actors. The motto of this edition is “Reich” (rich) to point out the social differences between poor and rich in aspects like economics…

Premiere: 1968

Premiere: 1968

1968 was a turbulent year all over the world. The May ’68 protests in France, the death of Bobby Kennedy, the Apollo 5 sent to space, the Black Power salute by the US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympics, the Vietnam war… all of these facts happened in that year. Something that you may don’t know is that in 1968, during the play Viet Nam Discourse at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the actors collected money for weapon donations to the Viet Cong. That was a scandal and August Everding,…

Pussy Riot Theatre: Riot Days

Pussy Riot Theatre: Riot Days

The revolution needs to be loud and noisy and Pussy Riot knows it well. Maria Alyokhina is the founding member of this artistic, feminist and activist collective who became famous for their illegal performance in a church criticising the politics of Vladimir Putin with their punk songs. Apart from their protests on the streets of Russia, the activists have published books and now they are touring performing the play Riot Days, directed by Yury Muravitsky, one of the most renowned Russian theater directors. Maria Alyokhina herself is performing with Kiryl Masheka, Nastya Awott,…