Tue. 04.04.2023
— 20:00

Ghosts of the Landwehr Canal

by Travis Jeppesen
Director: Wang Ping-Hsiang

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1919. Nur wenige Monate nach der Russischen Revolution und der gescheiterten deutschen kommunistischen Revolution von 1918/19, wurde der Leichnam der hingerichteten polnischen Revolutionärin Rosa Luxemburg kurzerhand in den In 1919, just months after the Russian Revolution and the failed German Communist Revolution of 1918/19, the executed body of the Polish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was dumped unceremoniously in the Landwehr Canal in Berlin’s city center. One year later, a woman would attempt to end her life by jumping off the Bendlerstrasse bridge into the same canal. Rescued and sent to a mental institution where she refused to give her identity, she was known for a time only as Fräulein Unbekannt – until launching a new career in which she claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, having somehow managed to survive the assassinations of the Russian Revolution…

In Ghosts of the Landwehr Canal gesellt sich zu den Geistern dieser beiden rätselhaften historischen Figuren eine Arbeiterameise, die In this wildly imaginative work, the ghosts of these two enigmatic historical figures are joined by a worker ant having been separated from her colony. Left to wander through a Berlin suspended in time between two centuries, with the Landwehr Canal emerging as a symbolic division between the land of the living and the dead, as well as an excavation point for Berlin’s psychogeography, this multi-disciplinary work combines the anarchic linguistic inventiveness of Travis Jeppesen’s writing with dance, sound and video art, all under the direction of Taiwanese theater maverick Wang Ping-Hsiang.

with Moritz Sauer as Rosa Luxemburg
Wu Po-Fu as Fräulein Unbekannt
& Tien Yi-Wei as Worker Ant

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  • Co-Production

    A co-production of TATWERK and Berliner Ringtheater.

  • Media Partnership

    TAZ. Die Tageszeitung.

  • Funding

    Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR and National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan. Media partnership with TAZ. Die Tageszeitung.

  • Languages

    English, Chinese. Subtitles: German

  • Credits

  • Author

    Travis Jeppesen
  • Director

    Wang Ping-Hsiang
  • Cast

    Moritz Sauer + Wu Po-Fu + Tien Yi-Wei
  • Sound Designer

    Shen Sum-Sum
  • Stage and Costume Designer

    Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo
  • Lighting Designer and Technical Director

    Raquel Roslidete
  • Video and Graphic Designer

    Lin Yu-En
  • Sound Engineer

    Ilya Selikhov
  • Stage & Costume Assistant

    Idil Morsallioglu
  • Vocal Coach

    Keith Wong
  • Production Manager

    Michael Rade
  • Ghosts of the Landwehr Canal: Come for the Revolution, Stay for the Devolution – Eine multi-disziplinäre Performance auf den Spuren von Berlins Psychogeografie.

    Anita Goß


Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann

Foto: Ulf Germann