Nicoleta Esinencu
Sinfonie des Fortschritts

  • Performance

A performance from Nicoleta Esinencu, Artiom Zavadovsky, Doriana Talmazan, Kira Semionov, Nora Dorogan, Oana Cirpanu

We live in a society driven by the idea of progress; democratic progress, scientific progress or technological progress. A progress meant to bring us all social justice, wealth and wellbeing, a new world or even a new planet. Nicoleta Esinencu’s new work delves into this idyllic idea of progress, exposing its layers of violence.

The progress of the capitalist system that relentlessly develops new forms of exploitation and colonization. The progress of technology that controls and punishes but never protects nor supports. The progress of violence in the relations between the West and the East, violence that has definitely only flourished during the pandemic when in western societies own citizens were protected and migrant workers were exploited. The progress of a democracy where democratically taken political decisions tend to hit more and more the underprivileged communities and bring benefits to the ones in power.

Performers:inside: Artiom Zavadovsky, Doriana Talmazan, Kira Semionov
Technical development: Iulian Lungu, Neonil Rosça
Technique: Sergiu Iachimov
Production management: Jana Penz
Artistic advisor: Aenne Quiñones
Technical direction HAU: Annette Becker
Sound HAU: Janis Klinkhammer
Lighting HAU: Lea Schneidermann

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and teatru-spălătorie. Co-production: FFT Düsseldorf, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Rampe Stuttgart, Festival Theaterformen.

Funded within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.