Rettet die Sockel – Save the Pedestals!
Rettet die Sockel is a free adaptation for the stage of a story by Ivan Vladislavic. The text is being brought to life by choreographer and director Robyn Orlin and the Handspring Puppet Company, in collaboration with the Puppentheater Halle. The production opens in Halle on 12 October and will travel to the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town next year.
Vladislavic has long been concerned with the life and death of statues and memorials, going back to stories like ‘We Came to the Monument’ (1989) and ‘Propaganda by Monuments’ (1996). The author will read from the original story and other pieces along with translator Thomas Bruckner at the Puppentheater Halle on Sunday 14 October.
Photos from the workshop | Photo credit: Falk Wenzel
Save the Pedestals, directed by Robyn Orlin with the Puppentheater Halle and the Handspring Puppet Company, is at the Baxter Theatre for a limited run from 28 to 30 March.