program

New Year Reception of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Reading and performance at the New Year Reception of the President of the Humboldt University Berlin.

With
Hannah Blank
Claudia Burckhardt
Alex Gerner
Marvin Münstermann
Cristoph Schneider
Sonnhild Trujillo 
Leopold von Verschuer

Scenic Arrangement
Frank Raddatz

Tue.

11.02.2020

6:00 pm

Senatssaal

Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Event series

The forest is the protagonist of the hour. Global climate change is drawing the world’s diverse forests together into a global phenomenon that is taking up more and more space in the daily news. Thus, the ring of fires in Africa, the devastating fires in the Amazon region, are followed by huge bush fires in Australia. One of the main effects of the Anthropocene is the change in the general conditions. None of what seemed self-evident in terms of climate, fauna and flora still appears so today.

REQUIEM FOR A FOREST focuses in particular on the relationship between people and forests, which has captured the imagination of people since the earliest traditions, whether in the epics of the Sumerians or the Nordic Edda. But even today, trees and forests are still the centre of interest, as shown by the numerous recent publications on this subject, among which the Pulitzer Prize 2019 winning “Tree” novel “The Roots of Life” by Richard Powers stands out. The scenic reading embarks on a geological and literary, vertical and horizontal journey to unleash a transformed view of the forest as a local and global actor.

Part of the profile of the Theatre of the Anthropocene is to approach the themes and motifs both with poetic sequences and with scientific approaches. Therefore, in addition to renowned actors, experts from science and forestry participate in order to ground the expanded view of the forest both artistically and at the current level of knowledge.

The event will be followed by a public discussion.

Actors
David Bennent
Claudia Burckhardt
Meiting Shi
Leopold von Verschuer

Stage
Mark Lammert

Scenic arrangement
Frank Raddatz

With guests from science and forestry
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (07.03.2020)
Dr. Katrin Möller (07.03./ 18.04./ 06.06.2020)
Dr. Johann P. Klages (18.04./ 06.06.2020)

Sa.

07.03.2020

8:00 pm

Tieranatomisches Theater

Philippstraße 13, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sa.

18.04.2020

8:00 pm

Tieranatomisches Theater

Philippstraße 13, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sa.

06.06.2020

8:00 pm

Tieranatomisches Theater

Philippstraße 13, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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