Decameron (Декамерон)

by Kirill Serebrennikov based on the work by Giovanni Boccaccio in ten stories

Декамерон

Director / Stage Design Kirill Serebrennikov
Choreography Evgeny Kulagin
Composition / Musical Direction Daniel Freitag
Lighting Robert Grauel, Sergey Kucher
Personal Assistant to the Director Anna Shalashova
Dramaturgy Birgit Lengers
Premiere
08 March 2020
Deutsches Theater

Moskau-Premiere at Gogol Center Moscow
06 September 2021
Co-production with the Gogol Center Moscow
Philipp Avdeev
Georgette Dee
Yang Ge
Marcel Kohler
Georgiy Kudrenko
Victoria Miroshnichenko
Jeremy Mockridge
Helmut Mooshammer
Irina Vybornova
Regine Zimmermann
Daniel FreitagMusician
Isabelle KlemtMusician
Maria SchneiderMusician
Ursula BischoffExtras (Berlin)
Danuta Bodnar-LazarowaExtras (Berlin)
Bettina HaesekeExtras (Berlin)
Monika PetersExtras (Berlin)
Dr. Elfriede PoschodajewExtras (Berlin)
Rose Marie Saalfeld FecyczExtras (Berlin)
Sophie WestphalExtras (Berlin)
Ursula Bischoff, Danuta Bodnar-Lazarowa, Bettina Haeseke, Monika Peters, Dr. Elfriede Poschodajew, Rose Marie Saalfeld Fecycz, Sophie Westphal
Extras (Berlin)
New York Times
A.J. Goldmann, 09.03.2020
Serebrennikov's point of departure seems to be that human nature is essentially unchanged from Boccaccio's age to our own. Like those Renaissance nobles and the tales they concoct, we are still bound and chained by the same drives and obsessions.

Yet while the tales themselves are full of love and sex, this adaptation puts the focus elsewhere. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the director's recent Kafkaesque experiences, "Decameron" is most interested in exploring existential states of confinement. 

We are all imprisoned and quarantined by our passions and foibles. ls there a way out? This German-Russian co-production seems to suggest that artistic collaboration and exchange is our best hope.
Serebrennikov's point of departure seems to be that human nature is essentially unchanged from Boccaccio's age to our own. Like those Renaissance nobles and the tales they concoct, we are still bound and chained by the same drives and obsessions.

Yet while the tales themselves are full of love and sex, this adaptation puts the focus elsewhere. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the director's recent Kafkaesque experiences, "Decameron" is most interested in exploring existential states of confinement. 

We are all imprisoned and quarantined by our passions and foibles. ls there a way out? This German-Russian co-production seems to suggest that artistic collaboration and exchange is our best hope.

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