On 20 January 2023, ‘Leonce and Lena’ premiered at Deutsches Theater Berlin.
The production mixed Director Ulrich Rasche’s ‘Maschinentheater’ (machine theatre) with precise body work, in collaboration with choreographer Jefta van Dinther.
About the performance:
Director Ulrich Rasche examines the comedy Leonce and Lena (1836) for its political content: as a fundamental social analysis and radical criticism of the self-referentiality and ignorance of the ruling class. While she holds all the levers in her hand to change social conditions in favor of the exploited, she excuses her inaction with the hopelessness of personal action, the impossibility of influencing the world and the fundamental loss in the universe.
Photo (c) Arno Declair