GRUNDGESETZ – FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT KARLSRUHE

Foto: Florian Mendes
We work with the symbolic power of the place called the church of German democracy.

The performance GRUNDGESETZ had its premiere in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 2018. On 25 May 2019 the performance was performed on the balconies of the Federal Constitutional Court – Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe.

The open, transparent architecture of the Bundesverfassungsgericht itself has become a subject for the CHORUS’ intervention. We will put the ruling power of democratic architecture to a stress test. We will check how it speaks to the CHORUS – a multi-lingual, collective community which does not let itself be framed in unambiguous legal categories and therefore becomes a challenge to the transparent symbolic power construction of the building. The Bundesverfassungsgericht will be subjected to the critical power of fifty voices and the power of the text of the law spoken by a community of people who demonstrate the language of the Basic Law in its power, in its fragility, in its tension and silence.

CREDITS

GRUNDGESETZ 

Premiere On 3 October 2018, Brandenburger Gate, Berlin

Performance On 25 May 2019 at Federal Constitutional Court – Bundesverfassungsgericht, Karlsruhe.

CastMaryam Abu Khaled, Emre Aksızoğlu, Abd-Almalek Arabo, Tamer Arslan, Elmira Bahrami, Christian Behrend, Mareike Beykirch, Wera Bunge, Karim Daoud, Saro Emirze, Aylin Esener, Hala Faisal, Tahera Hashemi, Björn Hauke, Katrin Heller, Lénárd Kókai, Mai-Phuong Kollath, Léonie Kurtz, Thibaud Kurtz, Lindy Larsson, Mariette Morgenstern-Minnemann, Nika Mišković, Jasmina Musić, Magda RomaPrzybylska, Soraya Reichl, Mathis Reinhardt, Tucké Royale, Filip Rutkowski, Abak Safaei-Rad, Elena Schmidt, Marie-Carlotta Schmidt, Nathalie Seiss, SandraSelimović, Simonida Selimović, Zora Schemm, Helena Simon, Johanna Skirecki, Peter Sondermann, Fatima Taih, Hasan Taşgin, Füsun Türeli, Volkan Türeli, Linda Vaher, Annika Weitzendorf, Rika Weninger, Dusty Whistles, Paul Wollin, Mehmet Yılmaz and Berliner Fanfarenzug e.V. und SG Fanfarenzug Potsdam e.V.

Concept, libretto, directing: Marta Górnicka
Stage design: Robert Rumas
Concept choreography: Anna Godowska
Choreography Berlin:
Tomasz Wygoda
Composition:
Marta Górnicka, Polina Lapkowskaja
Costumes: Isabell Reisinger
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich
Translation libretto:
Andreas Volk
Collaboration translation libretto:
Paulina Dominik
Recording & live cutting
: Jesse Jonas Kracht
Vocal coach:
Lénárd Kókai
Management fanfare parade: Nancy Dressel
Collaboration dramaturgy/chorus casting
: Julia Büki
Artistic advice: Agata Adamiecka
Technical directory:
Thomas Kirsten
Coordination sound/video:
Christopher von Nathusius
Sound: Benjamin Schultz
Video: Jesse Jonas Kracht
Assistant director: Dominika Homa, Isabella Sedlak
Assistant stage design:
Luisa Puschendorf
Assistant choreography:
Therese Nübling
Assistant costume design: Ottavia Tröster
Project director: Christine Leyerle
Production:
Marie Milbacher, Leonie Webb
Child care: Shiran Shasha
Dramaturgy intern: Finja Wilke
Directing intern: Paola Borys, Janna Dohrmann.

Production: Maxim Gorki Theater

 

 

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