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Toshiki Okada / Thalia Theater

Japanese theatre star Toshiki Okada invites his audience to encounter the hypermodern in real concrete spaces: at a late-night tube station in Tokyo, in a karaoke bar, in a residential house.

Doughnuts © Fabian Hammerl

There, he approaches them with the tools of the contemporary version of the Japanese Nōo–ō Theatre technique. For “Doughnuts” he is gathering a handful of conference guests in a hotel lobby. The world is like a doughnut: lots of edge and a hole in the middle. An empty space that grows ever bigger, with the increasing erosion of all certainties.

A perfect image for a modern phenomenon: A species takes over a foreign living space and causes confusion. A bear in the supermarket, a mutating virus or social media without likes. It reaches a point where nobody knows anymore whether their own way of thinking is still valid – not least because humanity demands a redefinition of its values at high speed. Or even: because humans lose the connection to speed.

(German / With English surtitles)
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Participating artists
Kazuhisa Ushihashi (Musik)
Makiko Yamaguchi (Dramaturgie)
Julia Lochte (Dramaturgie)
Tutia Schad (Kostüme)
Dominik Huber (Bühne)
André Szymanski (Mit)
Steffen Siegmund (Mit)
Toni Ruhnke (Mit)
Jörn Meyer (Mit)
Heike Knirsch (Mit)
Johannes Hegemann (Mit)
Toshiki Okada (Regie)
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Hebbel am Ufer - HAU2
Hebbel am Ufer - HAU2
Hebbel am Ufer - HAU2