Rabih Mroué | Münchner Kammerspiele (Beirut | Munich)


27.10. 9.00 pm

Münchner Kammerspiele Kammer2


Entrance € 15 | Reduced € 6


In Arabic and English with German and English surtitles

Originally from Lebanon, Rabih Mroué and Manal Khader create two personal perspectives on the development of the Palestinian revolution. Beyond the big, incisive events they approach this subject from its fringes: Based on found documents, film sequences, and formative and seemingly incidental events, ODE TO JOY pursues in fragmentary scenes several trails and in doing so also makes an exemplary reference to the dramatic events of the Munich Olympic massacre at the Olympic Games in 1972. In their performance they are also always concerned with confronting the failure of the present with reality, with seeing theater as a possibility to comprehend, to relate the past again, and to imagine the future in the form of possible scenarios.


Staging Rabih Mroué Text Manal Khader and Rabih Mroué Performance Lina Saneh, Manal Khader, Rabih Mroué and others Outer eye Johanna Höhmann


Rabih Mroué is a theater director, actor, artist and playwright. His theater-based works include videos and installations. In the latter he often integrates photographic and text elements. Mroué is an editor of The Drama Review (New York) and the quarterly magazine Kalamon (Beirut). He is a co-founder and member of the board of the Beirut Art Center (BAC), and he has been a member of the international research seminar »The Interlocking of Theater Cultures« at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2013. His works have received several awards and were exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13); ICP Triennial; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; MoMa; and Centre Pompidou.


Production and realization
Production of Münchner Kammerspiele - Special show in the context of SPIELART festival