A project in the city space with Munich residents over 70
At the end of life, you ask yourself what you have lived for. You know that your life will not be long anymore. But the finite, the limited is also what gives freedom. The theatre project WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE? by director Christine Umpfenbach is about six people over 70 who do without fear what gives them strength and keeps them alive. Because there is no time to have doubts or to limit oneself out of concern about what others might think about one.
Their stories also bring marginalised aspects of German history into view. Together with younger actors, they re-enact moments of the past and develop spaces for unlived, missed lives. Through this intersection of documentary and fictional moments, the unlived becomes reality.
In WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE? places in the urban space become the stage that are significant for the older performers.
Regie | Konzept Christine Umpfenbach Text Denijen Pauljević Mit Oscar Bloch, Mel Canady, Werner Dietrich, Isabell Höckel, Joshua Kliefert, Jochanah Mahnke, Denijen Pauljević, Jenny Rombai, Nils Thalmann, Monika Umpfenbach, Orazio Vallone, Walter Weiterschan Regieassistenz Clara Tolle Kostüm Mona Kuschel Ausstattung Franziska Boos Video Anton Kaun Choreografie Andrea Funk Technik Josy Friebel Filmdokumentation Patrik Thomas Fotografie Andrea Huber
Production and Implementation
Production Elsa Büsing | Rat & Tat Cooperation Partners Hoch X und Otto Falckenberg Schule Funded by Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München With kind support by Deutsches Theatermuseum, Haus der Kunst, ASZ Untergiesing und dem ASZ Moosach