Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PAST: FILM: "Theater of the Voiceless: An International Symposium and Festival of Documentary Theater" finishes off with a Film Screening at the Goethe in Chinatown WED, June 19th at 6:30pm, $7 general, $4 students

Theater of the Voiceless: An International Symposium and Festival of Documentary Theater
Sunday, June 16th - Wednesday, June 19th
Remaining events listed below

All Day Symposium on Monday + Three staged readings include: a small small world by Germans Konradin Kunze and Sophia Stepf with contributions from Abhishek Majumdar, India, on Sunday night at the Goethe-Institut, Milo Rau’s Hate Radio on Monday night at Georgetown University, and Worst Case on Tuesday night by Kathrin Röggla (Austria) at the Embassy of Austria.

Wednesday, June 19th
Evening - Film Screening - Goethe in Chinatown
Theater of the Voiceless: Film: Rimini Protokoll's ''Soil Sample Kazakstan"
$7 general, $4 students, buy tickets online here, or at the door if available
Film: Germany, 2010, 94 min., DVD, Director: Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)
Introduced by director Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) via Skype, in conversation with Gillian Drake (independent theater curator), Derek Goldman and Cynthia P. Schneider, Georgetown University. About the Film: Throughout the 20th century, people either willingly moved or were shipped from one continent to another like so many barrels of oil. This migration included, after 1990, thousands of Russian Germans who left the former Soviet republics and went to Germany, the country of their ancestors. Has Germany become their new Heimat? Have they assimilated into German mainstream society or do they keep their cultural heritage alive? In the documentary-theatre piece Soil Sample Kazakhstan, five performers working with a Berlin-based theater company set out to trace the route of the oil pipeline from Kazakhstan, and at the same time, the paths of their own personal histories. As they reminisce with relatives and friends and relive their migration from Kazakhstan to Germany, their performance generates its own energy. The theatrical result is a simulated Kazakhstan on a Berlin stage, a multi-layered celebration of the trails of the steppe, the paths of people's lives, cultural heritage in language and songs and the role of oil and of power.
812 7th St, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown or take the Circulator bus to 7th & Mass

Thanks to CultureCapital.com for listing these events. CultureCapital is a wonderful online resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington covering arts events in the DC metro area. Find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view on the "Free in DC" Inside-Out page.

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