Saturday, August 25th, 15:00 and 19:00
Madame Nielsen throws an X-ray on today's Europe trying to map and stage the multitude of nationalisms and separatisms currently blooming all over the old continent. What is a nation? What is a hometown? What is a native language? What is Swedish, German, Spanish/Catalan, Danish, Serbian?
Topographies of Paradise is a collaboration between five European theaters: National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia; Theater Lliure, Catalan National Theater in Barcelona, Catalonia/Spain; Akademie für Darstellende Kunst in Ludwigsburg, Germany; Dramaten, Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden; The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The theaters participate with actors and directors. Madame Nielsen has written the plays based on trips and interviews in the five countries with both actors and political organizations. Live Sound Design on recirculated national anthems by Jakob Riis.
Madame Nielsen is an internationally acclaimed performance artist and author. In the fall of 2015, she followed the refugee stream along the Balkans route - a journey she depicts in the novel Invasionen.
More info and tickets: http://www.dramaten.se/repertoar/topographies-of-paradise/
A collaboration with the MITOS21 International Network and supported by the Goethe Institute. Presented as part of Bergman Festivalen 2018