With their new project UNIFIED VOICES OF BANAT, the music theater collective TAN-IN طن این in cooperation with ART&CO ASSOCIATION BUCHAREST delves into the social life of the Romanian Banat.
The area fascinates as a historically grown multi-ethnic community, which was able to preserve its cultural entities for a long time and in its ‘Banat spirit’ of tolerant coexistence can be consid-ered a vision for Europe. Sabina Ulubeanu, Claudia van Hasselt and Amen Feizabadi embark on a personal artistic explora-tion of the different cultures of the Banat. They question the fictitious national concept of an iso-lated ethno-cultural identity, which was coined in Central Europe in the 19th century, as an anti-community construct and create an artistic perspective on diversity lived both across borders and within society.
The dramaturgy follows the iridescent, multi-layered structures of cultural coexistence. The kalei-doscopic, flowing structure of the evening combines interviews with pulsating, documentary im-pressions of musical life there, as well as improvisational, improvised and composed elements.
The international ensemble line-up combines traditional with contemporary instruments. All par-ticipating artists are distinguished by their interpretative versatility: They are at home in com-posed contemporary music as well as in the interpretation of alternative score forms and free improvisation.
As a plea for diversity and a humanistic understanding of cultural identity, far from ethno-identity constructs, UNIFIED VOICES OF BANAT focuses on the transnational self-understanding of the cultures united in Banat and questions the concept of national border demarcations.
the UNIFIED VOICES OF BANAT – a site-specific transtraditional-contemporary music theater
27.11.2021 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 19:30 CET
28.11.2021 | Doors 16:00 CET | Starts 17:00 CET
Spreehalle Berlin | Reinbekstr. 16 | 12459 Berlin
Tickets: 16,50 € /13 € reduced