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  • Do., 21.05.2015, 20:00

Artist Talk in English Following 'State of Emergency: Palestine'

This performance series is freely inspired by Navid Kermani's reports on "places in crisis" and invites guests and the audience to a discussion – this month's location of honor is Palestine.

A guest from Palestine is invited to participate in the performance related to his country, hosted by Anders Carlsson /Judith van der Werff and related to his country, freely inspired by Navid Karmani's report. But what do the roles of host, guest and audience mean in this context? The audience is welcomed to stay after the performance for further discussion with the host and the guest about the subject matter, the country, the ideology of crisis...

You can now reserve tickets (7/11€) including free admission to the post-performance discussion directly through Theater Scoutings! (up to 1 day before the performance) Just send an email with the desired number of tickets to reservierung(at)theaterscoutings-berlin.de.
You are also certainly welcome to simply come by on the day of the performance, but we are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available.


8:00 pm – Performance

after the show - Artist Talk
Questions? The persons with pink Theaterscoutings-badges are here to help you.

Karten-Telefon: 0157/ 88 44 09 41
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  • Do., 21.05.2015, 20:00
wo: VIERTE WELT KOLLABORATIONEN, Adalbertstr.4, Galerie, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue:


The core mission of this institution is to bring artistic work back to real life so that it is no longer the producing artist using stories from the precarious and peripheral margins for their work but instead the artistic work producing a break in reality. The institution see itself as a link between the performing and visual arts and the burning societal-political issues of our time.


About the performance:

State of Emergency– Six performances freely inspired by Navid Kermanis reports

Part 5: Host from Palestine
The Islam scholar Navid Kermani smuggles his readers off to countries that are still known as "places of crisis" with State of Emergency: Journeys in a Troubled World. His subjective reports from 8 different countries provide new access to unfamiliar worlds in Kashmir, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and to the gateway to Europe, Lampedusa, with a robust poetic style. Director Dirk Cieslak approaches these countries of crisis with six different performances, inspired by Kermani's curiosity and empathetic attentiveness. Each performance features a guest from the respective country. 

About the report's author:

Navid Kermani

Navid Kermani (born on November 27, 1967),  is a German writer and an expert in Islamic studies and was born in Siegen, West Germany, the fourth son of Iranian parents. He is a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry and the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg. He has written many books, novels and essays on Islam, the Middle East and Christian-Muslim dialogue. He regularly publishes articles, literary reviews and travelogues, especially in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He has won numerous prizes for his literary and academic work, notably the Buber-Rosenzweig-Medal in 2011.(Quote: Wikipedia.org)