Director: Stefan Herrmann
Musical Director: Dotschy Reinhardt
Stage Design and Costume Design: Veronika Witlandt
Dramaturgy: Juliane Hendes
Translation: Timea Olga Nagy
Participants: Krisztina Bajnóczi, Edina Dénes,
Brigitte Herrmann, Sarolta Lakatos, Dotschy
Reinhardt, Melanie Weiss, Béla Feka,
Mark Feka, Willi Herrmann, György
Lakatos, György János Lakatos
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste
with funds from the Federal Government
Commissioner for Culture and Media within
the program NEUSTART KULTUR
With the kind support of
Allianz Cultural Foundation
A musical-performative theater evening with European Sinti:zze and Rom:nja
What do you see when you see me? What do I see when I look at me? What do I see when I look at you?
Every day, Sinti:zze and Rom:nja move in a world of foreign attributions and prejudices. Numerous clichés and stereotypes are projected onto them from the outside: they are supposed to be music-making nomads and spirited dancers, unattached and free, including romantic campfires in the woods. But what if reality deviates from these cemented images? And what if it doesn’t?
How do I go my own way independent of all external circumstances and perceptions? How can I be myself, with all my facets and contradictions?
Together with Sinti:izze and Rom:nja from Hungary and Germany, director and Sinto Stefan Herrmann tells of empowerment and self-assertion, of double exclusion, of stereotypes reproduced again and again and the attempt to invalidate them. With the ensemble of the Hungarian dance group “Romano Glaszo” he asks: How can the visibility of one’s own identity function in a world full of prejudices? And what price am I willing to pay for my struggle to overcome resistance?