12.11.04 – | 19:00 | Schauspielhaus
Official Opening of the Festival
The evening will be traditionally hosted by the Kiel actor,
Opening Performance at 20:00
By: Friedrich Hölderlin
DESCRIPTION OF A PICTURE –
By: Heiner Müller
With: Heinz und David Bennent
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Both Bennents are famous actors and each
of them goes his own way. But now and then father and son meet
to work on a common project.
Hölderlin and Müller are German poets separated by
200 years in which several Utopian systems were born and abandoned,
and illusions repeatedly got lost. But the two poets are brothers
in mind: the compelling power of their language, their radical
views on „ultimate questions“ and their desperate
clairvoyance fill their works with pain and beauty.
Heinz Bennent lives with „his“ Hölderlin and
quotes him every day. Hyperion’s letters from Greece –
with the realization of the world’s dissonances, the longing
for a union with nature, the radical opinions about Germany
– present views that are frighteningly up-to-date.
David Bennent lends breath, structure and fascination to Müller’s
feverish fantasies, in which mythical images from ancient Greece
are combined with the author’s powerful visions of the
battle of the sexes and overall destruction.
HYPERION / DESCRIPTION OF A PICTURE will
be also performed on 13.11.2004 at 20:00 in Schauspielhaus
This performance is not part of the competition.