Roberto Ciulli is an authority in German theatre. His Theater an der Ruhr performs all over the world but is firmly rooted in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Ever since its foundation, the metropolitan theatre company encouraged international cooperation of artists from all kinds of backgrounds. 85-year-old Roberto Ciulli, a global citizen who emigrated from Italy in 1965, traces the intersection of cultures in all of his works. He is situated right at the thick of it, revealing clashes and dreaming of peaceful co-existence. His critically acclaimed aesthetic approach is a colourful pastiche of social commentary, clownery and popular theatre. Ciulli is a stage magician who conjures up fantastic spectacles that are both challenging and artistically satisfying. His is a theatre for the people. The Ruhrfestspiele honour this exceptional director with a special exhibition.
Immer noch Sturm
bei Peter Handke
Set in Austria between 1936 and 1942, the first-person narrator steps back in time to encounter his grandmother, mother and aunts and uncles, all younger than him at the time. Expertly, Peter Handke intertwines various storylines connected to the Second World War and the realities in Austria and Slovenia. He also intertwines prose and drama in this astonishingly simple text.
The narrator’s memories blend together with dreams and expectations; conjuring up characters that populate this dream-like setting.
Roberto Ciulli, artistic director of Theater an der Ruhr directed Hendke’s play in 2012.
Albert Bork, Dagmar Geppert, Klaus Herzog, Helge Salnikau, Rupert J. Seidl, Simone Thoma, Volker Roos, Petra von der Beek,
Gralf-Edzard Habben †
03 hours 20 minutes