Home Visit Europe
Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
What is Europe? Is it a geographic border, a cultural identity, a coalition of states? 15 people sit down together at a table. What starts out feeling like some sort of political gathering soon takes on another character: maps are spread out, the noise level goes up, challenges emerge, and together, decisions are made.
Rimini Protokoll transports this abstract European idea into a private living room where the group plays a game in a conversational atmosphere. Home Visit Europe is a participatory performance you can put in your hand luggage – such big ideas are seldom presented so intimately. You can join in the game in your own living room, or someone else’s, interweaving personal stories with the political mechanisms of Europe.
Home Visit Europe has already been performed throughout Europe, from Lisbon to Moscow and from Bergen to Ancona, and is now coming to the Ruhr Region for the first time. Each evening event takes place in someone else’s living room. You will be sent the exact address at least one week before the event. Everyone can join in, no previous knowledge required.
Rimini Protokoll are Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together as authors and directors since 2000. Their work in the field of theatre, radio-plays, film and installations is produced in teams of two or three or as solo productions. The focus of their work is on continuing to develop the medium of theatre to enable unusual perspectives of our reality. Among their many prizes they have also been presented with several awards at the STÜCKEN. Their recent performance of Truck Tracks Ruhr (2016) gave us new insights into the Ruhr Region.
1) Please write an email to email@example.com. Mention the date and language you prefer and the number of normal and concession tickets you need.
2) You will receive confirmation from us by email asking you to transfirm the money for your tickets. Once payment has been received you will again receive confirmation from us by email. This is also your admission ticket. We will also inform you by email of the precise address of the event in a private home in or near Mülheim an der Ruhr at least one week before the date of the event. Please arrive punctually at this address at the appointed time and date.
Hausbesuch Europa ist eine Produktion von Rimini Apparat.
In Koproduktion mit Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT).
Die Produktion entstand im Auftrag von und in Koproduktion mit House on Fire und wird mit Unterstützung des Kulturprogramms der Europäischen Union präsentiert. Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin. und im Rahmen des Territoria Festivals (Moskau) durch das Goethe Institut.