Conception and directing
Valer Dellakeza and the Officers Luca Nava, Sergio Scarlatella
Tidiane Jamayn Diallo
Anton Pirx Dvořák
Moritz Leon Hübner
Clemens van Gagern
Clemens Max Wolff
Silvano Voltolina, Filippo Ferraresi
Collaboration in dramaturgy
Piersandra Di Matteo
Standards written by
Stage sculptures and automations
Atélier Grazia Bagnaresi
Co-production with Societas
Bros is an experiment: what happens if you put over twenty men on stage (amateur actors from Hamburg) who’ve collectively signed a pact agreeing to unquestioningly follow whatever orders they’re given by some opaque authority? It’s an evening about power, about suspending one’s own free will, about violence and mechanisms of war. The show was conceived by the visionary Italian director Romeo Castellucci at a time when almost nobody expected war in Europe. He masterfully weaves symbols of state power and law and order into a consummate artistic whole that blends choreography, theatre and visual art installation. And yet it’s also an evening of extremes, as horrifying as reality itself, an unsettling farce, a challenge to the senses.
Romeo Castellucci is a superstar of the European festival and opera world, who was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. At the Lessingtage, he’ll now be making a rare appearance in Hamburg.
Guest performance Societas, Italien
1st + 2nd FEBRUARy, 8 PM, THALIA THEATER
Admission € 16-79
Duration 1:30h, without intermission
No language skills required
From 16 years
Note: The production contains scenes with explicit violence, nudity and, in some moments, very loud music.
On 1st February, 7:30 PM:
On 2nd February afterwards:
Michael Laages (theatre critic) in conversation with Romeo Castellucci and the ensemble.
Production: Societas. Co-produced by: Kunsten Festival des Arts Brussels; Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2021; LAC Lugano Arte Cultura; Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène Européenne; Temporada Alta 2021; Manège Scène nationale; Le Phénix Scène nationale; MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Italy, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Holland Festival; Triennale Milano Teatro; National Taichung Theater, Taiwan