“Let it belong to those it is good for.” (B. Brecht)
Property changes consciousness. It divides friends, gives one person power over others and excludes. Property is taken forgranted. And people don’t talk about it. Nothing is so constitutive of our society, or our lives together; nothing has such a divisive effect on our community as property.
Together with each choir of local delegates and their audience, She She Pop will start a discussion on property and examine their own relationship to ownership, the distribution of goods and its related problems. Inspired by Brecht’s Lehrstücktheorie, they develop rules for a dialogical theatre show and form discordant speaking choruses, which renegotiate with each performance how we deal with property.
ORATORIO is a work-in-progress, the premiere of which takes place in 2018 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. A first showing will take place at the Theaterformen 2017 in Hanover and further, at the Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival in Lublin and the ACT Independent Theatre Festival Sofia. From here, ORATORIO sets off on a tour of Europe, in the course of which it will gather momentary impressions from other economic microcosms, and at each stop along the way, it will evolve into a great multi-voice meditation.
- June 2017, 9, 10, 11, Theaterformen, Hannover
- October 2017, 6, 7, Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival Lublin, Lublin
- November 2017, 11, 12, ACT Independent Theater Festival Sofia, Sofia
- February 2018, 9, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin