Gegen die Wand
The German-speaking part of this year's Flora Theatre Festival (realized with the support of the Czech-German Fund for the Future) is delineated by the motto “Gegen die Wand” and characterised by great variety of genre as well as an unconventional approach to topics or their artistic treatment.
Within the main program, the festival audience can look forward to a provocative production by the independent theatre Landungsbrücken Frankfurt, which was awarded several prizes at the Hessische Theatertage 2017 festival (Hate, directed by Linus Koenig), a fragile adaptation of a Heiner Müller text performed by the established Central European troupe Volkstheater Vienna (Philoktet, directed by Calle Fuhr) – or an atypical non-academic lecture verging on theatre and film by the experimenter Rabih Mroué (Sand in the Eyes).
The section “Gegen die Wand” is aptly introduced by Fatih Akin's film of the same name, within the off-program of the festival, and is complemented by a presentation by a remarkable European representative of the performance lecture genre (Rabih Mroué) and a concert by the Munich-based music duo Carlos Cipa & Martin Brugger.
We are truly pleased that the star and (charismatic “face”) of the XX Flora Theatre Festival – Stefanie Reinsperger, Actress of 2015, will be returning after only two years. The Austrian member of the Berliner Ensemble will not only perform as an actress but also as an original DJ in the festival circus tent.
Dramaturge of the “Gegen die Wand” program section
Thu 10. 5. 6 pm | Konvikt – film hall
Sat 12. 5. 5 pm | Moravské divadlo
Wed 16. 5. 8 pm | S-klub
Sat 19. 5. 4 pm | Konvikt – Kaple Božího Těla (Corpus Cristi Chapel)
Sat 19. 5. 9:30 pm | Konvikt – courtyard
Sun 20. 5. 3:30 pm | S-klub