Freundliche Mitte

ORATORIO EUROPA

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Performance / Theatre / Installation World Premiere in German Duration: 75 min
{busting structures} {imagining new worlds} {occupying the palaces}

ORATORIO EUROPA tells of a rather right-wing world that gets in the way of everything humane – and then falls apart. It’s a story of what could happen; a dystopia that needs to be busted in order to widen our perspective; in order to create the ability to do more than just deal with misanthropy.

, © Philine Rinnert

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Franzi Kreis

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Franzi Kreis

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Franzi Kreis

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Franzi Kreis

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Franzi Kreis

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

, © Philine Rinnert

Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA

The show on October 10th is followed by an audience talk.

Following their piece MOUNTAIN ONE, a satire on alpine heimat kitsch, right-wing policies and Austria’s tendencies of seclusion, Freundliche Mitte (“Friendly Centre”) now set their sights on Europe. Six female fighters sit on the ruins of our western world that has nothing left to say to them. It’s a world occupied by the New Old Right, where democratically elected government officials join forces with members of right-wing extremist, anti-democratic associations. In ORATORIO EUROPA, Europa herself makes her entrance as a choir: the abducted goddess, the foundational myth of a continent, often told, often bastardised, exploited. Myths, tradition and reality, science fiction and alternative facts clash, the reactionary structure is busted, the dominance of right-wing rule disrupted. Finally. What do they sound like, those voices that emerge from the choir and enter the palaces of the new world?

The performance collective Freundliche Mitte (“Friendly Centre”), established in 2011 by writer Gerhild Steinbuch, set designer Philine Rinnert and actor Sebastian Straub, have chosen to work without the authority of a director. It constantly grows by new accomplices from different artistic and scientific fields and collaborates with experts from various initiatives and societies. Freundliche Mitte’s works at brut include the colonialism project Darkness (2016) and the performance installation MOUNTAIN ONE (2018).

Since 2018, Freundliche Mitte have been working closely with Vienna musician b.fleischmann, who has also composed the music for ORATORIO EUROPA.

Credits

By Freundliche Mitte

With Katharina Bach, Bernhard Fleischmann, Mahsa Ghafari, Pegah Ghafari, Victoria Kremer, Sophia Kyrou, Stephan Langer, Mirjam Papouschek, Nina Pjanic, Christina Raab, Philine Rinnert, Lili Schandl, Anna Starzinger, Gerhild Steinbuch 

Head of production Partner In Crime

A co-production of Freundliche Mitte and brut Wien. In Zusammenarbeit mit Jugend am Werk. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dates & Tickets

October 2019

Tue. 08.10.2019, 19:00
Remaining tickets (not collected tickets) at the box office

Thu. 10.10.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 € followed by an audience talk

Fri. 11.10.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Sat. 12.10.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Sun. 13.10.2019, 16:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

Info

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Duration: 75 min

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