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Diaspora Europa:
Romanistan Monologe
12.12.

Drama, Performance
English with german Surtitles

Romanistan Monologues is an experiment. The group of Sinti and Roma has no country, no state, no government. How does it look like, this fictional non-territorial state of Romanistan?

A collage of texts will be created on the basis of interviews with artists, activists and intellectual personalities. It sets the basis of the production in which the citizens of Romanistan show what they can no longer bear and want to change.

A digital project curated and written by ERIAC & Panni Néder, edited for the Volksbühne stage and directed by Panni Néder.


Diaspora Europa
10.12.–12.12.20

Curated by Shelly Kupferberg and Tímea Junghaus
In cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e. V. (ERIAC)

They all have a history in Europe and are part and culture of this continent. But they also unite exclusion, experiences of difference, transfiguration and defamation: Diaspora Europe unites different contemporary perspectives of Rom*nja, Sinte*zza and Jews on the here and now.

Originally planned for May 8 and 9, Diaspora Europe - together with the project "The Investigation 2020" based on Peter Weiss about the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt/Main - was to invite to an artistic discussion on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation from German National Socialism and Europe Day. We are horrified to see how quickly, in a crisis-ridden year like 2020, old prejudices, even those already believed to be dead, mingle like a ghost in social discourses.

Diaspora Europe focuses on letting the communities themselves take a stand, presenting their own perspectives and narratives on Europe and its history. To this end, journalist Shelly Kupferberg and the Executive Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Tímea Junghaus have invited artists from a wide range of genres to show their work. Memories, identities, locations, surveys and visions of living together in Europe are presented, discussed and finally celebrated in a kaleidoscopic way in performances, conversations and music. The aim here is to articulate intersections of shared experiences and - on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December - to enter into a dialogue with the audience, with a common voice in diversity.

The video installation Jews News Today by Moritz Richard Schmidt and Max Czollek in the Parkettcafé is accessible before and after the events.

Supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

12.12.20, 20:30

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