Sinfonie des Fortschritts

Nicoleta Esinencu

ProduktionPerformanceMoldawisch / Rumänisch / Russisch / EnglischDeutsch / Englisch Übertitel14+

We live in a society dedicated to the idea of progress: a democratic, scientific and technological progress that will supposedly bring us all social justice, prosperity and a good life. It is precisely this idyllic notion of progress that Nicoleta Esinencu takes aim at, revealing its violent aspects: The author and director shows how the progress of the capitalist system ceaselessly creates new forms of exploitation and colonisation. How the violence in the relations between West and East progresses, further intensified by the pandemic in which migrant workers are exposed to the conditions of Western societies. The performance borrows from Lehrstück and Agit Prop and, under the motto “Enjoy Killjoy”, creates thematic references to theorists such as Sara Ahmed.

Cast & Credits

By Nicoleta Esinencu, teatru-spălătorie 

Performance: Artiom Zavadovsky, Doriana Talmazan, Kira Semionov
Technical Development: Iulian Lungu, Neonil Rosça
Technology: Sergiu Iachimov
Production Management: Jana Penz
Artistic Consultant: Aenne Quiñones
Technical Director HAU: Annette Becker
Sound Design HAU: Janis Klinkhammer
Lighting Design HAU: Lea Schneidermann

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and teatru-spălătorie. Co-production: FFT Düsseldorf, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Rampe Stuttgart, Festival Theaterformen.

Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


Theater im Depot, Studio 2, Mittelhalle, Galerie, Parzelle, KOBI e.V.
Immermannstraße 29
44147 Dortmund
Haltestelle: Immermannstraße / Klinikzentrum Nord

A high volume of sounds is to be expected in some parts.
Sa 24.9.
Mittelhalle im DEPOT