Episode

Our Violence and Your Violence

Inspired by Peter Weiss' novel The Aesthetics of Resistance


Directed by: Oliver Frljić


A commission by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre (Ljubljana), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zürich), Kunstfest Weimar (Weimar), Hrvatsko narodno kazalište Ivana pl. Zajca (Rijeka).
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Reegional co-producer: MESS Sarajevo


Premières: 29 May 2016 (Vienna); 13 October 2016 (Ljubljana)

 

Description

The performance Our Violence and Your Violence observes the Europe which was – how naively – surprised by the refugee crisis, the Europe that unscrupulously forgets its colonial past while closing borders to those escaping the consequences of the European and American politics. As if the 20th century stubbornly did a single thing – fuelling the national narcissisms that taught one mass that it’s better than others, while forgetting on purpose that ostracism is a form of violence. The 21st century continues to teach the same lessons, but uses the indispensable weapon: fear. And fear is the most reliable condition for hatred.
For this reason, the performance Our Violence and Your Violence will ask a couple of very unpleasant questions: Are we aware that our welfare depends on thousands of dead in the Middle East? Do we cry for the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels the same way as we do those in Baghdad and Kabul? In which moment did we start to believe that we are masters of truth and that our God is mightier than others?
 
     
 

Cast


Actors:
Barbara Babačić, k. g. - Barbara Babačić
Daša Doberšek - Rasha Omran
Uroš Kaurin - Mathijs
Dean Krivačić - Abi Aziz
Jerko Marčić - Mihajlo Tamar
Nika Mišković - Noor Nazari
Draga Potočnjak - Amal Petrovič
Matej Recer - Hadi al Zaidi
Blaž Šef - Rauf Asgarov
 
     
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Director
Oliver Frljić

Dramaturgy
Marin Blažević

Set design
Igor Pauška

Costume and make-up design
Sandra Dekanić

Lighting design
Dalibor Fugošić

Artistic advice
Aenne Quiñones

Assistant to the director
Barbara Babačić

Music selection
Oliver Frljić

Sound design
Silvo Zupančič

Adaptation of lighting design
David Cvelbar

Production management
Hannes Frey
 
     

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