Hessische Theaterakademie

HTA-Ringvorlesung mit Ulrike Haß



Theater und die Krise der Demokratie.

Western-style democracy is in crisis: migration, global warming and the economic consolidation of power go hand in hand with a devaluation of former stakeholders and institutions, such as the nation and its parliament. In many places, the answer is a return to forms and structures of authoritarian rule. Against this background, the lecture series “Frankfurter Positionen 2021” invites artists and academics from disciplines dealing with theatre and performance to reflect on the relationship between theatre and democracy. How do new forms of theatre, choreography and forms of performance that transcend genres and styles react to this crisis? How does this crisis affect their formats, modes of organisation and content?

In November 2020, Haß is releasing her long awaited study “Kraftwerk Chor. Aischylos, Sophokles, Kleist, Beckett, Jelinek”, which is based on the observation that democracy, tragedy and a genealogical order based on male side of the family all emerged simultaneously. The study examines the dual structure of choir and protagonist.

Duration: approx. 90 min.
Language: German

The event takes place at Mousonturm and on Zoom. For both, please reigster via dramaturgie@mousonturm.de with subject „HTA“.