Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wentzel
Production: Rimini Protokoll, Berlin, Germany
23.Sep | 20:00
24.Sep | 15:00
24.Sep | 20:00
Place: National Theatre in Belgrade - Raša Plaović Stage
The latest project by the famous German collective of directors Rimini Protokoll wittily explores the concept of increasingly popular “franchise performances“, created as a response to international air traffic that got aggravated by the pandemic or made undesirable by the eco-consciousness. Thoroughly developed artistic and technical concept of the performance is in every surroundings realized by local performers. In “Conference of the Absent“, the performers are the audience, invited to take part and make the fictional situation (international scientific conference) happen, since the scientists, allegedly due to the pandemic, could not attend. This is one of the performances that offer answers to the challenges imposed to theatre by the pandemic, by wittily acknowledging physical presence and exchange as aesthetic prerogatives of this art form.