09. - 31.07.2013 Artist in Residence Programme, Ibsen PROJECT, Vienna, austria
ABOUT THE LAB:
Facilitated and mentored by a dramaturge and artistic director, the works of famous play writer Henrik ibsen are the starting point of the research: In his plays, Ibsen takes the point of view of the woman and questions bourgoise moral and gender roles of the 19th century. He creates female characters which break out of the tightly knitted, socially accepted behavioural patterns. The various characters such as Nora (A Dolls House), Hedda (Hedda Gabler) , Helene Alving (Ghosts), Hedvig (The Wild Duck), etc. seem to be very different at first, but they all have one thing in common: The courage to resist social pressure and stand up for their own interests.
After more than 100 years Henrik Ibsen still has a great influence on the world of theatre: Today he is one of the most staged dramatist world-wide with 166 Ibsen stage productions in 2011 alone.