FR 20. & SAT 21. NOVEMBER
14€, reduced 9€
audience talk following show on FR, 20th NOVEMBER (in german language)
In ›Dschingis Khan‹ (2013), the Berlin-based performance collective Monster Truck presents three people with Down syndrome, who until recently would have been called ›mongoloid,‹ as Mongolians. Clad in fur coats, they are to display their alleged authenticity and wildness. They are given instructions and arranged to tableaus. The theater’s machinery operates at full blast to produce the greatest possible Other with the aid of light and sound. An Other into which we can transfer our fears and longings and that we can either pity, fear, desire, or glorify. Genghis Kahn, the most powerful ruler of all times, appears degraded to a cheap funfair attraction, in which notions of foreign exoticism mingle with common ideas of mental deficiency. But towards the end, the gaze regime between actors and spectators is suddenly inverted.
Koproduktion FFT Düsseldorf, Sophiensaele Berlin, Pumpenhaus Münster und Ringlokschuppen Münster.
Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.