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DVD choregie project WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST PEASANTS; LADY? by Karmina Šilec

 
 
                                   Was haben Sie gegen Bauern, Gnädige Frau?
 
 
»What have you got against peasants, lady?« he asked before he obeyed her request.
 
At the foot of the hill where my house sits, I step from my car and open the trunk. I take off the suit and my German shoes, rip the tie off my neck, the shirt off my breast, the buttons popping, and throw the alien clothes into the trunk. I see the stars of my motherland, they are brighter than those in Germany, there’s no smoke between me and the sky.
(Heiner Müller)
 
Concept, music direction and stage design Karmina Šilec
 
Performing
Vilim Matula
Vocal Choir Carmina Slovenica, chamber ensemble
Voices
Jasmina Črnčič, Eva Germ, Mojca Potrč, Nina Pušenjak, Sara Ritonija, Ana Sandrin, Ana Studen
Music Jacob Cooper
Text Heiner Müller Germania 3
 
Memories are the main protagonists, and voices from the past are the ones that lead us to unexpected effects where Time takes initiative for action. Figures – farmer and women – speak from within their historical contexts to the present in an effect which creates a museum-like theatre of the dead.
Memories are the main protagonists, and voices from the past are the ones that lead us to unexpected effects where Time takes initiative for action. Figures – farmer and women – speak from within their historical contexts to the present in an effect which creates a museum-like theatre of the dead.
 
 
 
     
 
German history and culture, its effects across the broader field of Europe: Final days of WW2. Croatian SS Man, who looks to German officers widows “like a peasant”, arrives and does the job for them with the peasant’s tool, an axe …
 
Imaginary accounts of the pain and suffering of modern German history:
Present time. Croatian soldier is now a guest worker in Germany, dressed in a suit, shirt and tie. He tells his story …
 
 
SALE:
- DVD shipping worldwide (Carmina Slovenica web page)
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...  Carmina Slovenica is a phenomenon in itself ... (The Financial Times)
… They can do anything …, with that marvelous energy, composure and professionalism ... (Le Monde)
... Carmina Slovenica, who’ve gained a world-wide reputation for their powers of story-telling through choral song ... (The Telegraph)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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