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Winterreise by Exil-Ensemble and Yael Ronen. A German Journey towards Inclusion

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journal COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI
issue COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 1. Playing Inclusion
title Winterreise by Exil-Ensemble and Yael Ronen. A German Journey towards Inclusion
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publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
language English
online since 05-2019
doi 001200_000046
issn 03928667 (print) | 18277969 (digital)
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This paper presents the work of the Exil-Ensemble: a platform for professional artists, who live in exile. The introduction contestualizes the project – born in 2016 at the Gorki Theatre in Berlin – in relation to Germany’s migratory situation. It then addresses the complex issue of the professional performer’s status as a refugee, working for a European institution.
The essay then proceeds to analize the company’s first production, Winterreise, which brings to the stage a journey through Germany and Switzerland, undertaken by the actors and the director, Yael Ronen. Discreetly balancing biographical and fictional elements, the piece – open in many regards to performative experimentation – turns out to be a journey of exploration of the hosting culture. It is an exercise of de- and re-construction of stereotypes, and a reflection on concepts such as ‘migration’ and ‘homeland’. The reality of the Exil-Ensemble is an example of a multi-ethnic and inclusive cultural politic, which confirms theatre to be a secure arena for scrutiny, an observatory of social dynamics, and a testing ground for a possible coexistence.

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Exile; migration; Germany; Exil-Ensemble; Yael Ronen

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