A CPH STAGE HIGHLIGHT
Why? “DSCHINGIS KHAN heralds innovation, bursting the bounds of the theatrically possible. The Monster Truck theatre group from Germany presents all the prejudices we nurture towards anything that is different, and shows us what is currently trending in international drama.”
Three performers with Downs syndrome take to the stage as traditional inhabitants of Mongolia. Dressed in thick fur coats they treat the public to ‘authentic Mongolian’ behavior. A setting reminiscent of the ‘human zoos’ popular in Europe at the time Dr. Langdon-Down was making his discoveries.
Dschingis Khan is a performance that plays with our judgements and prejudices concerning ‘the other’. A set-up as effective as it is simple, stirring up the discussion of both colonialism and racism as handicaps. In this way, Dschingis Khan creates space for shock and empathy, fear and fascination, projection and reflection. Supported by Danish Arts Council.
- Marcel Bugiel (Dramaturg)
- Mark Schroppel (Sound Designer)
- Monstertruck (Idea)
- Sabrina Braemer (Performer)
- Jonny Chambilla (Performer)
- Manuel Gerst (Performer)
- Sahar Rahimi (Performer)
- Oliver Rincke (Performer)
- Mark Schroppel (Performer)
- Ina Vera (Performer) Sabrina Braemer, Jonny Chambilla, Manuel Gerst, Sahar Rahimi, Oliver Rincke, Mark Schroppel, Ina Vera (Playwright)
1699 København V