Text: Falk Richter
Direction and Choreography: Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk
Stage Design: Katrin Hoffmann
Costume Design: Daniela Selig
Music: Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy: Jens Hillje
Lighting: Carsten Sander
Performers: Peter Cseri, Lea Draeger, Jack Gallagher, Cathlen Gawlich, Franz Hartwig, Angie Lau, Vincent Redetzki, Kay Bartholomäus Schulze, Nina Wollny and Malte Beckenbach (musician)
Considered one of Europe’s most important theatrical voices, German playwright and director Falk Richter masterfully pens narratives that analyze economical and political situations and the psychological and physical effects they have on the emotional state of the modern individual. In addition to directing his own works, Richter has directed plays by Shakespeare, Tchekhov, Schiller and Brecht as well as operas, for the Vienna State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, and others.
In collaboration with celebrated dancer and choreographer Anouk van Dijk, Richter created Trust, the dance and theatre production that brings the 26th Macao Arts Festival to a close. Performed by an ensemble of actors from the renowned Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz theatre in Berlin, and dancers from the anoukvandijk dc company, Trust fearlessly questions the contemporary world in which we live. Written in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crash, the piece explores, through dialogue and dance, the behaviours that led to the financial tsunami, the resulting collapse of trust in political and economic institutions andthe emotional aftermath.
Richter has been director-in-residence at the Schaubühne since 2000. Founded in 1962, one of the theatre’s distinctive features is its variety in approach to directing, embracing both performances of new forms of dance and musical theatre in addition to the great dramatic works of world literature.
Not advisable for audiences under 13 (contains sensitive scenes and coarse language).
Performed in German, with Chinese, Portuguese and English surtitles
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval