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by Peter Handke

Director Robert Schuster
Stage design and costumes Sascha Gross
Sound design and music Max Bauer
Movement Martin Gruber
Movement assistance Viatcheslav Kushkov
Technische Leitung und Lichtdesign Michael Bischoff
With Fariba Baqeri, Hadar Dimand, Pasquale Di Filippo, Nasir Formuli, Magda Kropiunig, Chao Liu, Céline Martin-Sisteron, Sarah Merler, Tahera Rezaie, Alexandre Ruby, Jonas Schlagowsky, Katharina Schmölzer, Romaric Séguin, Axel Sichrovsky, Katja Uffelmann, Zinedinne Smain

After up to ten languages met on stage during the last productions, the KULA Compagnie’s latest production The hour we knew nothing of each other explores a public space in which people do not yet speak, do not yet speak again, or do no longer speak. 12 actors from six countries navigate a space in the temporal in-between, a space in which a European agora is reconstituted.

Performances Stadttheater Klagenfurt (AT), Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen (IT), National Theater Belgrade (RS). The production was invited to Beijing (CN) and by Theater Tromsø (NO).

Production Stadttheater Klagenfurt (AT), Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen (IT), KULA Compagnie (DE).
Supported by AZA (FR), AZDAR Theatre (AF).

Images of this world kaleidoscope [...] somehow we find ourselves here, after all, at a fair where someone reveals to us, through an apparatus, the monstrosity of human history.

Der Standard, October 11, 2019, Michael Cerha

Highly concentrated and with sweaty physicality, the excellent ensemble is in action. Only twelve of them handle over 340 roles - even the backstage play involving costume changes must be impressive. [...] truly great acting [...]

Kleine Zeitung, Klagenfurt, October 10, 2019, Marianne Fischer.

Words have suddenly become too small for everything. In the end, you leave the theater full of images and you know, the hour when we knew nothing about each other, that is now and forever.

ORF, Oct. 10, 2019, Florian Scholz

[...] very close to the pulse of being human, once hard and loud, then again surrendered to the resounding silence [...] Magnificent!

Kronen Zeitung, Klagenfurt, October 12, 2019, Irina Lino

Actually, Handke's play is about a magic of being human that is invoked again and again: the human being in his social, historical and cultural environment, the human being who lives among us and with us with a stringent poetry of movement, signs, bodies, light, colours and image. ... Incidentally, there is something archaic and ritualistic running through the whole, which, through the ecstatic posture of individual scenes - 12 of which are supposed to be given by Handke - the fateful connection between yesterday and today and between the generations runs through the whole like a red thread. Handke's "Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wußten" leads to an inventory of our society and at the same time to an inventory of our being.

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