ART[ISTS] AT RISK Belarus – Russia – Bosnia – Ukraine
This year’s international festival RADAR OST focuses on ART[ISTS] AT RISK and presents productions by and with theatremakers from Belarus, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Ukraine who deal in their work with the charged area of ‘art and conflict’. RADAR OST is breaking new ground in this field during the pandemic. Under the motto ‘cooperating instead of curating’, two guest performances be shown in Germany for the first time, and four co-productions will be created in Berlin in collaboration with Bosnian Herzegovinian and Russian artists. You can look forward to five premieres and the return of Decameron
, a collaboration with the Gogol Center Moscow, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov! A special focus of the 2021 festival edition is Belarus. For the first time, the theatre group Kupalaŭcy from Minsk will perform their highly musical Woyzeck
production in Berlin. Two artists from the group will be guests at the DT for two months. The situation in Belarus is also reflected in the productions by the Russian theatremakers Ksenia Ravvina (In A Real Tragedy, It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies; It Is The Chorus
and Risk Lab
by Ada Mukhína). The situation in Belarus is also the topic of the final discussion with Svetlana Alexievich. All the productions examine the issue of the risk to which artists are exposed and that art is ready to take on: Which topics are taboo? How does storytelling become a means of survival and what role does humour play in war? What stories has research unearthed on the frontlines of the Donbas region? And what does it cost for artists there to market themselves successfully in the West?
We invite you to break down the borders of theatre at the RADAR OST festival in Berlin!
The programme:Opening Ceremony
Meet the artists!
7 October, 6 pm. – SaalDecameron
(Cooperation with Gogol Center Moskow/Russia)
by Kirill Serebrennikov based on the work by Giovanni Boccaccio in ten stories
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
7 October, 7.30 pm.
8 October, 7 pm.
9 October, 6 pm. (5.30 pm. introduction, Saal)
10 October, 5 pm. – Deutsches Theater
With English surtitlesWhat Are You Looking For, Wolf?
by Eva Viežnaviec (Belarus), lecture
8 October, 5 pm. – Saal
In Belarussian an German languageWoyzeck
Director: Raman Padaliaka
Premiere 7 October, 8.30 pm.
8 October, 6.30 pm. – Kammerspiele
In Belarussian language, with German surtitlesIn A Real Tragedy, It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies; It Is The Chorus
Director: Ksenia Ravvina
World premiere 7 October, 7 pm.
8 October, 8.30 pm. – Box
In German, English and Belarussian, with German surtitlesHow to Sell Yourself to the West
by Ada Mukhína, Lecture Performance
Premiere 7 October, 8.30 pm.
8 October, 7.30 pm. – Saal
In German and Englishtransmission.ua: Drama on the Move
New literature from Ukraine
9 October, 6.30 pm. – SaalBad Roads
(Guest performance Left Bank Theatre, Kiew/Ukraine)
Director: Tamara Trunova
9 October, 8.30 pm.
10 October, 6 pm. (5.30 pm. introduction, Saal) – Kammerspiele
With German surtitlesO How We Laughed
Collective Memory Of A Siegeby Nejra Babić, Adnan Lugonić and Mirza Skenderagić
based on an idea of Ina Arnautalić and Maja Zećo
World premiere 9 October, 5 + 9 pm.
10 October, 5 + 9 pm. – Verwalterhaus, Prenzlauer Allee 1, 10405 BerlinRisk Lab
A telematic performance – Episode 3
by Ada Mukhína (Russia/Germany) & Anna Sagalchik and Tim Tkachev, 12:12 Group (Belarus/Russia)
9 October, 9 pm.
10 October, 9.15 pm. – Box
In English languageHelplessness
Scenic fantasy based on the documentary novel "Zinc Boys" by Svetlana Alexievitch by Marius Ivaškevičius (Lithuania), lecture
follow-up-discussion Art[ists] at Risk
with Svetlana Alexievitch (Belarus)
10 October, 11 am. – Kammerspiele