THINK MUCH. CRY MUCH.
Rima Najdi (Berlin | Beirut)
06.11. 6.30 pm - 7.40 pm
08.11. 6.30 pm - 7.40 pm
09.11. 6.30 pm - 7.40 pm
10.11. 6.30 pm - 7.40 pm
11.11. 4.00 pm - 5.10 pm
German premiere | Registration required via email@example.com
THINK MUCH. CRY MUCH. is a participatory performance that deals with the human body’s capacity to act and its status when crossing borders – namely the outer borders of the E.U. As the participants are led through a radio drama, a choreography of migration is created as they constantly ingest new roles. During her research for THINK MUCH. CRY MUCH. Rima Najdi talked to border patrol officers, attorneys for refugees, people who work on the construction of border fences, Red Cross employees, and travel agency employees. These conversations became the foundation for a choreographic audio journey at Munich’s central train station – a place that became iconic for the arrival of refugees in Germany during the peak of the so-called »refugee crisis«.
Concept and Realisation Rima Najdi Dramaturgy Nadine Vollmer Music Farahnaz Hatam and Colin Hacklander Sound Design Farahnaz Hatam and Colin Hacklander Graphic Design Maria Kassab Technical Direction Federico Nitti Production Manager Sigurdur Finnsson
The performance artist Rima Najdi, born in Lebanon, lives in Berlin. In her transmedia and interdisciplinary works she uses performance, video, installation, and design to explore social and media boundaries. And so she works along to the gaps between fiction and reality, the self and the other. Rima has a degree in dramatic arts (2008) from the High Arts Institute at the Lebanese University in Beirut, and a master's degree in performance studies (2011) from the Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University.
Production and realization
A Co-Production of Centrale Fies Art Work Space, SAAL Biennaal, Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival, SPIELART Festival Munich, Bunker – Festival Drugajanje in cooperation with Dialoghi – Performing Arts Residencies in Villa Manin/CSS UdineIn within the context of the URBAN HEAT project, initiated by FIT / Festivals In Transition network Supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union Execution in cooperation with the advertising association Münchner Bahnhöfe.