photo: Rolf Arnold
Maybe you have already heard about the literature contest we launched together with the Sophiensaele theater. The reason we ventured in this new editorial direction is the upcoming international theater festival Strange Magic that will start tomorrow. We are really much looking forward to it not just because our first printed booklet comes out of the press and will be presented during the festival but also because there will be so much interesting theater and perfomances going on. The overall topic is the magical and illusionary in theater. How can stage magic be combined with performance know how? Visibility vs. invisibility, knowledge and power, illusions and disillusions are the focus and point to the current social debate: who is manipulating and fooling whom? In my opinion very interesting questions, which will be hopefully answered in part by the presented pieces. But if you can’t visit the festival, you can still follow our Strange Magic of Berlin stories which we will publish, one by one here on the blog. My recommendations for the individual perfomances after the jump.