Concept & performance
I come as one, but I stand as ten thousand. (Maya Angelou)
Protest movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fridays for Future and Ni una menos are on the forefront of a worldwide struggle against racism, climate change and misogynist violence. They fight for the image of a better and more just world. They are conversant in the digital world and marked by the assertiveness of rebellious women*. The Revolution Will (Not) Be Performed is dedicated to these and other movements, and investigates feminine* forms of protest with particular attention to their digital aspect. A hybrid format of installation and performance invites the audience to listen to the history of protest movements on wireless headphones, watch videos testifying to the selectiveness of media coverage and accompany the three performers in their insurgent endeavours. In this process, sit-in blockades turn into choreographic elements, incendiary letters become synth pop anthems, while balaclavas give way to knitted breasts and soft padding in barricades.
Glitch AG presents an energetic, vibrant soirée that balances activist agit-prop with pensive and cautious overtones. Fist, heart and peace in the service of a better world.
Torben Ibs, Leipziger Volkszeitung
The Revolution will (not) be performed narrates the stories of heroines with the tried and tested methods of advanced performance theatre: irony, technical versatility, plurivocity, and audience participation.
Falk Schreiber, Hamburger Abendblatt
Raha Emami Khansari, Eva-Maria Glitsch, Anna Hubner, Christine Kristmann
Costume & stage design
Production & PR
Katja Kruglikova (PK3000)
Johanna Baschke, Caram Kapp, Det Paulig
15. – 16.01.2022
LOFFT – Das Theater, Leipzig
28. – 30.01.2022
LICHTHOF Theater, Hamburg
09. – 10.09.2022
tak - Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Berlin
TRIGGER - Nürnberger Festival für Politik und Menschenrechte in Theater und Performance , Z-Bau, Nürnberg
A production by Glitch AG in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig and LICHTHOF Theater Hamburg. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, by the Hamburg Cultural Foundation and with funds from the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.