Premiere
    DNT Weimar ( D ), AZA ( F ), Azdar Theatre ( AF ) und Theater Freiburg ( D )

    KULA – to Europe

    A German-French-Afghan Theatre Project

    «Kula» is an exchange system used by different islands in New Guinea. Items, whose «value» can be measured more in social and cultural terms, are exchanged. They pass on the stories of their temporary owners, thus bearing a history of peace and understanding. This exchange principle is symbolic of our transnational theatre project which explores European values and examines how diversity can be enriching and how respect is due despite differences. Director Robert Schuster tests the potential and limits of understanding between artists from European countries (Germany, France) and a non-European country (Afghanistan). The groups each bring along a story typical of their culture and pass it on according to the Kula principle. «KULA – to Europe» will tour to different European cities. The Afghan theatre ensemble Azdar, threatened at home by the Taliban, is in Germany for the first time for this unusual joint theatre project.

    «KULA – to Europe» will also be shown from 8.-11.9.2016 in the Redoute, before going on tour.

    Direction & Concept
    Robert Schuster

    Dramaturgy
    Julie Paucker

    Stage + Costume Design
    Eva-Maria Van Acker

    Artistic Assistant
    Martin Gruber

    Sound Design
    Max Bauer

    Technical Director
    Christian Schirmer

    Sound

    Sarah Hölscher

    With
    AZA (Matthias Hejnar, Thaïs Lamothe, Céline Martin-Sisteron, Alexandre Ruby, Romaric Séguin), Azdar Theatre (Gulab Jan Bamik, Said Edris Fakhri, Ahmad Nasir Formuli, Abdul Mahfoz Nejrabi, Sulaiman Sohrab Salem, Homan Wesa), Ensemblemitglieder des DNT (Jonas Schlagowsky, Elke Wieditz), Ensemblemitglieder des Theaters Freiburg (Matthias Breitenbach, Stefanie Mrachacz)

    Production
    Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Kunstfest Weimar, Theater Freiburg in
    cooperation with Kurtheater Baden, La Filature-Scène Nationale, Mulhouse, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Theater Chur

    Founding
    Founded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Freundeskreis des DNT, Jeune Théâtre National (JTN), Flämische Regierung, Abteilung Kultur, Jugend, Sport und Medien, Institut français Erfurt

    Foto: Carl De Keyzer, Moments before the flood

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    Trailer

    dates

    Thu 01.09.
    19:30
    Sat 03.09.
    19:30

    Introductions & Discussions

    Thu 01.09.
    Introduction Kula
    19:00
    Sat 03.09.
    Introduction Kula
    19:00
    Sat 03.09.
    Q & A session Kula
    20:00
    Sun 04.09.
    Introduction Kula
    16:30
    Sun 04.09.
    Q & A session Kula
    20:00

    Venue

    Additional information & price

    In Farsi, German and French with German subtitles
    Barrier-free access (on request)

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