- Studio Production by the Third Year Students in Contemporary Puppet at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, Berlin
- Duration 90 minutes
- Adult €16,50 | reduced €11,50
Puppetry, object and mask theater with video installation with the text by John von Düffel
The human ambition for progress finds its strangest embodiment in the inventor Daedalus. With a compulsive mania to optimize things, he created things that initiated an irreversible process of destruction. He is driven by the manipulative Queen Pasiphaë and the power-obsessed King Minos: in their quest for self-interested satisfaction, they challenge destiny and are ultimately confronted with a beast made of their own flesh and blood. In the middle of this apocalyptic inferno, the inventor Daedalus quarrels with his son, Icarus.
In an offbeat performance with puppets, masks and video projections, 7 performers enter into a battle arena against each other and create a grotesque image of a dystopian future.
John von Düffel and Jörg Lehmann talked about the production and put it in the context of current social and political conflicts. You can find the conversation on our blog >>>
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