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Tania Bruguera
GALILEO
Performance
Language: German and English
Dates
Vergangene Termine
16. May
Saturday
Time: 8pm
 
17. May
Sunday
Time: 8pm
 
19. May
Tuesday
Time: 8pm
 
21. May
Thursday
Time: 8pm
 
22. May
Friday
Time: 8pm
 
23. May
Saturday
Time: 8pm
 
24. May
Sunday
Time: 8pm
 
Weitere Termine
© Carlos Spottorno

    Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s iconic drama Life of Galileo as well as historic and contemporary figures from Hannah Arendt to Edward Snowden, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera creates a performative set-up for the Wiener Festwochen that explores questions of truth, decision making, commitment, and the role of the powers that be. Brecht’s Galileo does not appear to be a brave man. He fears physical pain, maybe even the simple loss of comforts. But what would we do in his place? And even if we did choose the difficult, dangerous or courageous path – is it necessarily the right one? It might endanger others; it might not change anything it might even be in vain as the sacrifice itself might instantly be instrumentalised. No one has full control over her or his own actions. So how do you make the right decision – and not be a smart coward or a stupid hero? Galileo is not a theatre of representation; it creates an experience of reflection and feeling and becomes a work of ‘useful art’, a term coined by Tania Bruguera, i. e. an art form that strives to shape the political realities of our societies and economies.

    • Artistic Team

      Concept, Direction Tania Bruguera Direction Assistant John Romão Dramaturgy Florian Malzacher, Piersandra di Matteo

    • Production

      A commission by Wiener Festwochen

      Premiere 2021

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