Jakob Engel / Jan Philipp Stange: Hard Feelings (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie)

I think it is astonishing how often I come across Kafka in theater these days. Maybe it has to do with the pandemic, or maybe it has always been like this, and I only notice it because I started to write the blog and have to sort out things in a more analytical manner. Kafka, … Continue reading Jakob Engel / Jan Philipp Stange: Hard Feelings (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie)

Monster Truck / Theater Thikwa: Dschingis Khan. Eine musikalische Völkerschau

There is a moment in this show when the music gets very loud, and I don’t even know where the piece will go, and then Jonny Chambilla, one of the performers, suddenly shouts for a "catapult", and I think: Oh, wow, did they hide a catapult behind the large landscape backdrop? And a little later … Continue reading Monster Truck / Theater Thikwa: Dschingis Khan. Eine musikalische Völkerschau

Česky Krumlov and Foucault’s heterotopias

I was invited to give a talk in the frame of an international scholars' gathering that took place in Bochum, as a parallel event to the theater and arts festival Ruhrtriennale, in 2019. The topic was Michel Foucault's idea of the heterotopias that he developed in a radio essay. In my presentation, I tried to … Continue reading Česky Krumlov and Foucault’s heterotopias