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Darwins Lächeln Foto Sophie Boulet 13 Isabella Rosellini

Darwin's Smile (Darwins Lächeln)

by and with Isabella Rossellini

German premiere

Isabella Rossellini is one of the greatest actors of European and American cinema. Her performance in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" is legendary. The daughter of the Italian director Roberto Rossellini and the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman has also been a successful model for decades. What is less well known is that she also holds a master's degree in biology and has long been studying animals and their behavior. This is how she came up with the stage production "Green Porno," with which she made a guest appearance at the Ruhrfestspiele in 2015. Now she returns to Recklinghausen with her latest one-woman show. In it, Isabella Rossellini follows Charles Darwin's thoughts on animal and human behavior.

Her show is both a lesson on evolution and on acting. In "Darwin's Smile," Isabella Rossellini explores the extent to which empathy, so essential to acting, is also important for the study of animal behavior. With understatement and a self-deprecating tone, she demonstrates how acting can help us approach the mysterious nature of animal emotions. With humor and simplicity, she embodies dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks, and, of course, Charles Darwin himself.

With: Isabella Rossellini
Text: Isabella Rossellini
Direction: Murielle Mayette-Holtz
Stage and Costume Design: Rudy Sabounghi
Lighting Design: Pascal Noël
Music: Cyril Giroux
Video: Andy Byers und Rick Gilbert
Translation surtitles: Karen Witthuhn

Alter: 12+

Language notice: English with German surtitles

Poster: Andy Byers

With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.

Institut francais RVB
Republique Francaise RVB
Duration: 1h 30m
no intermission